It was a first-year law school course with the unlikely title, “Wealth, Death and The Lawyer” that clinched it.
Brittany had known since high school that she wanted to be a lawyer. At first it was the drama of criminal law that attracted her. Then it was the academic and intellectual challenge of constitutional law. But that first-year elective introduced Brittany to the world of wills and estates.
She discovered there a branch of the law that was technical, complex, and at the same time emotional and human, one that addressed the very real issues that people and their families face in their lives. She was hooked.
Brittany graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the bar in 2018. She started her career with a respected commercial boutique firm in downtown Toronto, where she gained litigation and dispute resolution experience in everything from employment issues to shareholder battles.
When the opportunity arose to join Goddard Gamage, Brittany jumped at the chance not only to work in the area of law she was most passionate about, but to work with people who are experts at what they do, people she considers the best in their field.
Brittany is particularly drawn to estate administration, and to drafting wills and other estate-planning documents. She understands that people often don’t really know how or where to start, and she relishes the opportunity to be their guide.
In an alternate universe, Brittany would have been a sommelier. She loves travelling Ontario’s wine country and finds nothing more relaxing than cooking a meal for her friends and family.
- 2018-2019 Certificate in Advanced Civil Litigation Toronto Lawyers Association
- 2014-2017 Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, ON Juris Doctor, called to the Bar in June 2018
- December 2016 Mediation Training, Osgoode Mediation Clinic, Toronto, ON
- 2010-2014 University of Western Ontario, London, ON Honours Specialization in Political Science
- The Western Scholarship of Excellence (2010)
- Queen Elizabeth Aiming For the Top Continuing Scholarship (2010-14)
- University of Western Ontario Dean’s List (2010-14)
Publications and Presentations
- “Public Appeals: A Practitioner’s Guide.” 22nd Estates and Trusts Summit, 17 October 2019.
- “To Settle or Not to Settle? Best Practices in Discussing Settlement with your Client.” The Advocates’ Journal, Winter 2017.
Regular contributor to Walker Law Blog, including:
- “What Canada’s New Cannabis Legislation Means for Employers” October 2018.
- “Reward Points Just Got Sweeter Thanks to New Act” February 2018.
- “Get the Final Word With Your Last Will and Testament” October 2017.
- “How a Settlement Agreement Can Spare you the Stress of a Lawsuit” July 2017.
- Ontario Bar Association
- The Advocates Society
- Young Women in Law
- Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP)
- Junior Trusts and Estates Practitioners (JTEP)
- Member of the Rule 7 Subcommittee of the Civil Rules Committee which aims to improve the Rules of Civil Procedure for parties under disability.