Bar Admission

  • Admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 2020

Cate Bunio is a member of the firm’s Wills + Estates group.

Cate advises clients on several aspects of estate planning, including wills, powers of attorney, and healthcare representation agreements. She also advises clients on the administration of estates, on adult guardianship matters including committeeship applications, and on estate litigation matters. In addition, Cate helps clients to navigate family law matters by drafting cohabitation and separation agreements and applications for desk order divorces.

Cate strives to provide thoughtful advice and assistance that addresses the unique priorities and concerns of each client.

Before she was called to the bar in September 2020, Cate summered and completed her articles with the firm.



Bob’s Your Uncle…and a Significant Individual?: Disclosing Trust Beneficiaries in Your B.C. Transparency Register

Bill 27-2022: Proposed Amendments to the Wills, Estates and Succession Act, the Power of Attorney Act and the Representation Agreement Act

Electronic Wills now permitted in B.C.

Big Questions, Short Answers: “Is a Will Enough?”

Big Questions, Short Answers: “What Happens to My Things When I Die?”

Big Questions, Short Answers: “What Happens to My Kids if My Spouse and I Both Die?”

Big Questions, Short Answers: “Is My Romantic Partner Entitled to My Things When I Die?”

Big Questions, Short Answers: “Can I Leave My Estate to My Pet When I Die?”

Lawen Estate: Nova Scotia Wills Variation Legislation Withstands Constitutional Challenge

Mom, Mom, and Dad: Identifying Legal Parentage with more than Two Parents

Medical Assistance in Dying Bill Receives Royal Assent

Probating the Foreign Assets of a B.C. Resident

The Land Owner Transparency Registry (LOTR): One Registry to Rule Them All

COVID-19 Considerations for Personal Representatives and Attorneys

COVID-19 Considerations for a Representation Agreement

Ensuring the Validity of Wills Sworn During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Proposed Changes to the Wills, Estates and Succession Act

B.C. Government Allows for Temporary E-Witnessing of Estate Planning Documents

A Cautionary Tale of Consent: Widow denied use of deceased husband’s reproductive material

B.C.’s New Arbitration Act: Part Two

B.C.’s New Arbitration Act

Severance at the Date of Death: Will Accepted as Evidence to Sever Joint Tenancy Between Spouses


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