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We are shocked and devastated by the senseless crime motivated by hatred and racism that was committed in our community on June 6. We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of those who were killed, and wish a full recovery to the surviving young boy who remains in hospital. We stand in solidarity with our Muslim partners, colleagues, clients, friends, and neighbours in rejecting Islamophobia in all forms, and demanding better for our community. Hatred has no place here. It diminishes every one of us. Each of us shares the responsibility for putting an end to it. We recognize that as members of the legal profession, our share of that responsibility is heightened. This unspeakable crime strikes at the very core of the Muslim community’s sense of security and will have a lasting impact. Although this tragedy can never be undone, we believe the goodness in our city will prevail. We commit to be better for each other, to demand better from each other and to share love, kindness and tolerance with one another. We must stand together to build a safer, more inclusive community for all.

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Associate - Wills & Estate Planning

Contact Laura
Phone: 519.660.7714
Fax: 519.660.2105

Laura acts for clients on all aspects of estate planning and estate administration.

Education

University of Alberta

Called to the Bar in Ontario, 2012

About

Laura joined Siskinds in 2012, after articling as a Judicial Research Clerk for the London Superior Court of Justice. Laura’s practice focuses on estate planning and estate administration, including the preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Trusts. Laura also regularly advises clients who are acting as an Estate Trustee, or as a substitute decision maker under a Power of Attorney, on their duties and obligations. Laura has a particular interest in estate planning for families who have a loved one receiving Ontario Disability Support, including the preparation of Henson Trusts.

Laura completed her law degree at the University of Alberta, where she graduated with First Class Honours. In her final year of law school, she was the recipient of the Canadian Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Prize for the highest mark in Insurance Law. Laura also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Dalhousie University, where she completed a double major in Biology and Philosophy. Outside of work, Laura enjoys reading, playing the violin, and spending time outdoors with her family.

Laura is currently a student member of the Society of Estates and Trust Practitioners.

Memberships and Associations

Middlesex Law Association, Member
Law Society of Upper Canada, Member
Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners, Student Member

Publications and Speaking

Speaker at Straight from the Bench Conference, May 2014, "Meads v. Meads Update

Community Involvement

Boys & Girls Club of London Foundation, Board Member 2013-current
London Community Orchestra, Violin, 2012-current, Board Member 2013-current

Laura joined Siskinds in 2012, after articling as a Judicial Research Clerk for the London Superior Court of Justice. Laura’s practice focuses on estate planning and estate administration, including the preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Trusts. Laura also regularly advises clients who are acting as an Estate Trustee, or as a substitute decision maker under a Power of Attorney, on their duties and obligations. Laura has a particular interest in estate planning for families who have a loved one receiving Ontario Disability Support, including the preparation of Henson Trusts.

Laura completed her law degree at the University of Alberta, where she graduated with First Class Honours. In her final year of law school, she was the recipient of the Canadian Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Prize for the highest mark in Insurance Law. Laura also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Dalhousie University, where she completed a double major in Biology and Philosophy. Outside of work, Laura enjoys reading, playing the violin, and spending time outdoors with her family.

Laura is currently a student member of the Society of Estates and Trust Practitioners.

Middlesex Law Association, Member
Law Society of Upper Canada, Member
Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners, Student Member

Speaker at Straight from the Bench Conference, May 2014, "Meads v. Meads Update

Boys & Girls Club of London Foundation, Board Member 2013-current
London Community Orchestra, Violin, 2012-current, Board Member 2013-current

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Jessica Desjardine

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