Mary Hamilton, KC, is a Partner in the Wills, Estates + Trusts and Charities + Non-Profit Practice Groups at Alexander Holburn. Mary has over 30 years of experience in matters relating to estate planning, trusts, and estate administration. She has held senior positions with various wills, estates, and trusts groups in Vancouver and was named Vancouver Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in Canada in 2011, 2017 and 2021. Mary spends a significant part of her time advising executors, administrators, and trustees about the probate process, administration of estates and trusts, and helping them pass their accounts. Mary lectures frequently to client groups, lawyers, the charitable sector, and to the public on topics pertaining to wills, trusts, powers of attorney, incapacity, and charitable giving. She also shares her expertise with other lawyers in British Columbia, co-authoring (for 25 years) an annotated precedent book on wills/estate planning and co-editing practice manuals on both estate planning and estate administration. Mary has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada since 2006 and has also been peer-rated for High Professional Achievement as a Distinguished Practitioner by Martindale-Hubbell.