E. Jane Milton Q.C. acts as counsel in the
area of civil litigation with a practice focus on insolvency law, estate and
trust law, and corporate/commercial matters. Jane has appeared before all
levels of the court system in British Columbia, and has also acted as counsel
in numerous mediations and arbitrations. She has been recognized by her peers
as a leading lawyer in the areas of both Insolvency and Financial
Restructuring, and Wealth Preservation.
In her insolvency and restructuring
practice, Jane has acted for lenders in respect of both corporate and personal
claims and has appeared as defense counsel in actions involving lender
liability, breach of trust, bankruptcy proceedings and actions brought pursuant
to the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act. She has acted as defense counsel
for several financial institutions in a number of Class Action Proceedings. She
has also acted as counsel for receivers, monitors and trustees in bankruptcy,
and for directors and officers in insolvency proceedings.
In addition to her insolvency litigation
practice, Jane has also developed an extensive practice in the area of trust
and estate litigation. She has acted as counsel for individual and professional
executors, administrators and trustees in numerous disputes relating to the
validity of wills, the interpretation of trusts and wills, wills variation
claims, and administration of estates and trusts. She has also acted for
individual beneficiaries, and other claimants in litigation governed by British
Columbia's Wills Variation Act, and Trust and Settlement Variation Act and
other estate or trust related litigation.
Jane has lectured on numerous occasions on
insolvency and estate/trust related topics, and is the author of a number of
papers. She was awarded her designation as Queen's Counsel in 2008.