D. Peter Ramsay, Q.C.
Peter was called to the bar in British Columbia in 1970 and has practiced in Nanaimo since then, presently in the 19-lawyer firm Ramsay Lampman Rhodes. He has litigated with respect to estate and other civil matters in trial and appellant courts. In 1997, he received his masters of laws degree from the University of British Columbia with a thesis on the Wills Variation Act. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1999. From 2002 to 2010, he taught Succession and trust law at the Peter A. Allard School of Law and until 2017 was an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University teaching a Personal Planning course in the Masters of Applied Legal Studies program.
Peter has served as a Bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia, and as both a board member and the chairman of the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia. He has been a board member and chair of the British Columbia Law Institute. He chaired the Succession Law Reform Project and the Probate Rules Reform Project which resulted in the Wills, Estates, and Succession Act and the new Supreme Court Probate Rules. In recognition of this long service to the British Columbia Law Institute, he was made a Member Emeritus.