McLellan Herbert, Barristers & Solicitors
Serving Clients’ Estate Planning And Litigation Needs
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Our Team

McLellan Herbert

Hugh S. McLellan and Deidre J. Herbert have practiced as McLellan Herbert, Barristers & Solicitors since 1992, providing high-level advice on all aspects of estate litigation, estates, Wills and adult guardianship. J. Jeffrey Locke joined them as a partner in 2020.


Hugh S. McLellan is a past chair of the Canadian Bar Association National Elder Law Section and a past chair of the CBA-BC Elder Law subsection. He is a former chair of the Canadian Bar Association Wills and Trusts (Vancouver) subsection. He has written numerous articles on estate litigation and elder law, and he is a frequent lecturer for the Professional Legal Training Program, the People’s Law School and Continuing Legal Education. In 2004, Mr. McLellan was awarded the Community Service Award by the CBA for his work with groups supporting mentally challenged citizens. He is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of Vancouver, an associate editor of the Estates & Trusts Reports and a member of NAELA (the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys). Mr. McLellan is a contributing editor of Financial & Estate Planning for the Mature Client in British Columbia and a contributor to the Annotated B.C. Representation Agreement Act, Adult Guardianship Act and related Statutes.

Deidre J Herbert

Deidre J. Herbert (Retired) was an ad hoc Bencher for the Law Society of British Columbia (Unauthorized Practice) from 1992 until 1994 and is a former chair of the Canadian Bar Association Wills & Trusts (Vancouver) subsection. She is also a contributing author to CLE’s Estate Planning and Wealth Presentation, CLE’s Annotated Estates Practice and is a frequent lecturer for the Professional Legal Training Program, People’s Law School, Continuing Legal Education and Pacific Business & Law Institute. Ms. Herbert is a contributor to the Lexis/Nexis “Practical Guidance Toolbox”. Ms. Herbert was also a committee member of the Succession Law Reform Project British Columbia Law Institute. She is a member of the Vancouver Bar Association and the Trial Lawyers Association of BC.


Jeffrey Locke has been an adjunct professor with the University of British Columbia law school since 2011. He has also acted as a supervising lawyer for the legal research program at Thompson Rivers University law school and a supervising lawyer for the co-op program at the University of Victoria law school. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association Trial Lawyers Association of BC, and a former contributor to the Continuing Legal Education’s Annual Review of Law and Practice.


Jamie Lhynn Porciuncula joins McLellan Herbert after having practiced primarily in estate litigation and elder law in the Fraser Valley since 2012. Before being admitted to the BC Bar, Jamie practiced as an associate attorney at a boutique law firm in Seattle, Washington where she appeared before the Washington District and Superior courts. Jamie is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Trial Lawyers Association of BC.

Sara Pedlow

Sara Pedlow is the Vice Chair of the Canadian Bar Association Wills and Trusts (Vancouver) subsection and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, a global professional body comprised of lawyers, accountants, financial advisors and other practitioners that help families plan for their future. Prior to joining McLellan Herbert, Sara practiced in the area of wills, estates and trusts at a leading international law firm. Sara currently sits on the Mentorship Committees of the British Columbia Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers and the Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch) Women Lawyers Forum.

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Hugh S. McLellan, Deidre J. Herbert and J. Jeffrey Locke bring over half a century’s combined experience to bear in solving complex and contentious estate disputes. To gain the benefit of their knowledge, contact McLellan Herbert online or call 604-901-5186 to set up an initial consultation.

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