About Us

We are a collection of old friends and bright young faces doing business in a new way – in an old house.  So what does that mean?

  1. ​Know what you are going to pay. 
    One of the fears and frustrations of dealing with many firms is billing based on time.  People are afraid to call, fearing that they are going to be billed for talking on the phone.  When you come to us, we can tell you what the costs will be (including those dreaded disbursements and taxes) up front.  If the billing has to change due to a change in circumstances, we will let you know how that will change your costs.
  2. Expanded Notary practice. 
    Even though Notaries in British Columbia can perform many legal procedures, such as preparation of Wills, there are limits on the types of documents that can be prepared.  Notaries cannot prepare trusts, so Notaries can only prepare Wills that hold funds in trust until the age required by law- 19.  Because the preparation of Wills and other estate planning at Old House Law are overseen by a lawyer, you don’t have to go elsewhere.  The same applies to applications for probate, incorporations and other non-contentious legal work.  Dale is not a lawyer, but he has a partner who is.
  3. Estate Planning. 
    We have a truly collaborative approach and work with all the professionals involved in a person’s estate, including financial planners, accountants, bankers, insurance agents, funeral directors, etc.  Our “Estate Planner” is a comprehensive snapshot of a person’s legal, financial and personal situation that can shared and used to properly prepare an estate plan.  We willingly share our extensive knowledge through seminars with other like-minded professionals.

The old Field’s sawmill site across the river is being returned from being an industrial site to an approximation of it’s pre-industrial use and will be named by it’s K’ómoks name, Kus Kus Sum. Project Watershed is spearheading the fundraising. We are supporting this transformation. 

The building was the location of the Old House Restaurant from approximately 1974 to 2011 (although it went through a short and weird period as Tomato Tomato in 2006). Prior to that, it was the home of the Kirk family, who had the Home Oil bulk dealership next door. Ask us about Lena, the ghost. Prior to European settlement, it was home to a K’ómoks village.