Jaimie Kidston


Jaimie helps her clients resolve complex wills and estates disputes. These include claims of undue influence, lack of capacity to create a will, invalidity, interpretation and rectification of wills, variation of wills and trusts, and contentious estate administrations.

Jaimie counsels clients in identifying and preventing elder abuse and misuse of Power of Attorney. She also guides clients with applications for adult guardianship and committeeship, whether or not contested, and she is well-versed in dealing with the Public Guardian & Trustee.

Although she focuses primarily on estate law, Jaimie counsels select clients through challenging claims involving indigenous law, wrongful death, and medical malpractice.

Jaimie emphasizes client-centred dispute resolution, and is known for her practical approach. She aims to resolve matters early and through negotiation where possible. She has represented clients at all levels of court in B.C., the BC Human Rights Tribunal, the Employment Standards Tribunal, and in mediation.

Outside the office, Jaimie is an avid competitor in the Olympic equestrian sport of Eventing. She is currently obtaining her Course Design Official’s license, and sits on the Safety and Young Riders Selection Committees of the B.C. Eventing Association.

Practice Areas

  • Estate Litigation: Contested Wills, Estates, Trusts
  • Probate
  • First Nations & Indigenous Law
  • Dispute Resolution, Mediation
  • Equine Law

Speaking, Governance

  • Co-Chair, CBABC Wills, Estates & Trusts Conference 2019, 2022, 2024
  • Guest Lecturer on Mediation, Thompson Rivers University Law, 2020-present
  • Speaker, “Procedural Eccentricities in Estate Litigation”, TLABC Estate Litigation Conference, 2024
  • Co-Chair, TLABC Alternative Dispute Resolution web-series, 2022
  • Speaker, “Not a Unicorn: The Substantive Constructive Trust in Estate Law”, TLABC Commercial & Estates Conference, 2021
  • Speaker, “That Land is On-Reserve”, TLABC webinar 2020
  • Member of Estates and Education Committees, Trial Lawyers Association of B.C.
  • Mentor for 1st year law students, CBA Mentorship program, 2016-2022
  • Past Chair, Okanagan Civil Litigation section of the Canadian Bar Association


  • Certificate, Negotiation Programme, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2022
  • Juris Doctor, University of British Columbia, 2009
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Alberta, 2004