Education

Bar Admission

  • 2016 Admitted to the British Columbia Bar

Aubrie Girou is an Associate at the firm and a member of our Wills, Estates + Trusts Practice Group.

Aubrie’s practice focuses on estate planning, administration and litigation. She represents clients on estate, trust and incapacity matters. She also advises clients on incapacity and estate planning and assists clients with complex estate administrations. Her experience in litigation and administration directly informs her ability to provide thoughtful and appropriate planning advice.

Aubrie has also assisted clients navigating times of change such as cohabitation, separation and divorce. She has experience dealing with wealth preservation through marriage agreements and estate planning.

At Alexander Holburn, Aubrie is a member of the Women’s Forum, a group dedicated to promoting business development and networking opportunities among our female lawyers, support staff and clients.

Aubrie both summered and completed articles with the firm. Prior to her articles, Aubrie completed a clerkship with the British Columbia Supreme Court.

On A Personal Note...

Away from the office, Aubrie spends her spare time with her husband and stepdaughter riding bikes, making pizza and dancing in the kitchen.

Representative Experience

Aubrie has represented clients in trials in the Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia. She also appears regularly in Supreme Court Chambers.

Recent representative cases include:

  • Syukur v. Yeh, 2018 BCSC 1826
  • Re Quinn Estate, 2018 BCSC 365
  • Devore-Thompson v. Poulain, 2017 BCSC 1289

Publications

  • 2018, “Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way“, BC Business, Co-author
  • 2018, “Multi-jurisdictional Wills”, CLEBC BC Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation, Contributor
  • 2017 – ongoing, “Power of Attorney Act”, CLEBC Annotated Estates Practice, Contributor
  • October 2017, “He Was ‘Just There’: Predatory Marriage Declared Void in BC Due to Incapacity”, LexisNexis Canadian Family Law Matters, Author
  • June 2017, “Broken Heart, Lost Trust: Trust Planning that Fails to Account for Family Realities”, LexisNexis Canadian Family Law Matters, Author
  • January 2017, “The Zombie Effect: Can Inter Vivos Estate Planning Tools Survive Death?”, Pacific Business Law Institute, Co-author

Blogs

Make a Will Week: 4 Reasons You Want to Make a Will

Spousal Home on First Nation Land

Risky (Estate Planning) Business: Joint Tenancies May Expose Assets to Third Party Creditor Claims

Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia v. Law Society of British Columbia: Affirming the Limits to the Legislated Authority of Notaries to Draft Wills

Executor found liable for ducking her obligations

Found Money!

Settled Property and the Issue of Photocopying Money

A Promise is a Promise: Proprietary Estoppel at the Supreme Court of Canada

Signing Documents using a Power of Attorney

Corporate mistake: BC Supreme Court declines to permit retroactive tax planning

He was “Just There”: Predatory marriage declared void in BC due to incapacity

To disclose or not to disclose: Jointly-held assets and the personal representative’s obligations

Broken heart, lost trust: Trust planning that fails to account for family realities

The Default Position: What Happens to the Administration of Your Estate if Your Executor Dies?

Independent legal advice may fail to rebut the presumption of undue influence

Gifts to Your Adult Children — Does an Ex-spouse get Half?

Contested Committeeship: 11 Considerations Applied by the BC Supreme Court

Gardening 101: Construing Efficacy Exclusions in Commercial General Liability Insurance Policies

Aubrie's
Focus

Practice Areas:

  • Business
  • Personal