Karen Henry

1179 Fort Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3L1
Office Phone: 250-590-4840
Member since 2011
Membership Type: IACP



In my experience, collaborative law is the best means of preserving relationships among family members after separation or divorce. It is the best process for parents to work together cooperatively after a separation and build a good foundation for continued co-parenting. I have a real interest in multi-cultural families and international adoptions, and have visited orphanages and children's homes in several countries. In addition to family law, I also advise clients on planning their estates, and preparing for a time when they may not be capable of making financial or health care decisions. In my free time, I love walking, hiking and kayaking around Vancouver Island.

Area(s) of Practice: Family law - Collaborative Law, Mediation, Litigation, Cohabitation and Marriage Agreements, Adoptions (domestic, international, step-child and adult) Wills, Powers of Attorney, Representation Agreements, Committeeships
License(s): Law Society of British Columbia (Member since 1996)

Professional Activities

Executive - Collaborative Family Separation Professionals - 2010 to 2011, 2015 ~ ~Co-chair Victoria CFL Family Law Group for two years (2003 to 2005) ~ ~Member of the Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch) - since 1996 ~ ~Executive - CBA Wills and Trusts section - 2006 to 2010 ~ ~ ~ ~

Undergraduate Education

Bachelor of Art (Honours) in Linguistics - from the University of Victoria (graduated 1991)

Postgraduate Education

Bachelor of Law - from the University of Victoria (graduated 1995)

Professional Education

2015 CLE Family Law Conference
2015 Rebooting Our Collaborative Skill - Trainer: Linda Solomon
2014 Working with the Whole Team Approach - Trainers; Cathy Daigle, George Richardson and Nancy Ross
2013 Family Law Mediation Level III - Trainer: Linda Alexander
2013 Advanced Family Law Mediation - Trainer: Sally Campbell
2011 CLE Family Law Conference
2010 CBA National Family Law Program
2009 CLE Family Law Conference
2005 CLE Family Law Conference
2003 CLE Mediation course


I have been a member of the Collaborative Law group in Victoria, BC, since 2003 and have completed approximately 25 collaborative family law cases. I am pleased to know and work with the committed collaborative professionals in Victoria, BC. I wholly enjoy meeting and working with clients and their spouses, and congratulate those who choose the fair and respectul process of collaborative law. I am ready to use collaborative law to help clients resolve disputes over the distribution and administration of estates, the use or misuse of Powers of Attorney or difficult committeeship matters.