Cassandra Drake is a partner acting primarily as a family lawyer, employment lawyer, and estate litigator. Cassandra joined the firm in 2014 and became a partner in 2019. She is the leader of the family law practice group.
Cassandra successfully negotiates settlements and separation agreements involving contentious parenting arrangements and the transfer of significant assets. She has appeared on behalf of clients and assisted counsel at all levels of court in British Columbia.
Cassandra has worked/liaised with children’s lawyers. She has also advocated to have a children’s lawyer appointed, to ensure the children’s views were heard in court. Additionally she has worked with experienced counsel in obtaining both hear the child and views of the child reports.
Cassandra is the co-vice chair of the CBABC Children’s Law section. As an executive member of the Children’s Law Section, she has put forward a proposal with the Ministry of the Attorney General to amend section 203 of the Family Law Act to lower the threshold for appointment of a children’s lawyer and ensure that a child has the same rights as a party to the family law proceeding.
Cassandra was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2013 after receiving her Bachelor of Arts (with distinction) in 2009 and her Juris Doctor in 2012, both from the University of Victoria. Prior to joining Lindsay Kenney, Cassandra began her legal career as a student and associate with a large regional firm in Vancouver, practicing in the areas of insurance, employment and business litigation.
Outside of work, Cassandra is an avid equestrian and enjoys softball, yoga and spending time with her friends and family.
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One hour consultations are offered at $500 plus tax.
- Nash and Company Scholarship in Evidence
- Family Law (British Columbia) – Financial Disclosure chapter, Lexis Practice Advisor 2018 to 2020
British Columbia, 2013
Juris Doctor, University of Victoria, 2012Bachelor of Arts, University of Victoria, 2009
Memberships and Affiliations
Law Society of British Columbia
Canadian Bar Association
Vancouver Bar Association
Co-Vice Chair of the CBABC Children’s Law Section
* Law Corporation