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  • Alison J Carstairs

Alison J. Carstairs

Barrister and Solicitor



Board Positions

Public Board Member, College of Pharmacists of BC,  2024-25

Communications Officer, Canadian Bar Association, Aboriginal Law Section 2023-24

Co-chair, Canadian Bar Association National Aboriginal and Environmental Law Conference, Montreal, April  18-19, 2024

Secretary Officer, Canadian Bar Association, Aboriginal Law Section 2022-23

Treasurer Officer, Pitt Meadows Golf Club 2023-24

Treasurer Officer, Pacific Association of First Nations Women, 2022-23


A.J. practices in Wills and Estates, including Indigenous Wills; Indigenous legal issues, including legal research; Business Law, including not-for-profit organizations and business structures; and other areas of General Law Practice. A.J. enjoys legal writing, research, and legislation design. 


As a senior police murder detective, A.J. was initially called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2015 and, more recently, to the Bar in British Columbia. 


As a bronze and silver medalist in the Karate World Open Cup, A.J. is the author of a book for Self Defence and Protection Awareness for Women. 


In Canada, A.J. achieved the National Canadian Accreditation examinations in Law through the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, including Aboriginal Law, Canadian Constitutional Law, Contract Law, Criminal Law, and Tax Law, in 2019.


In the U.K., A.J. read Law at the University of Law and London South Bank University. A.J. had previously read police studies, including

reading criminology, at the University of Portsmouth.


More recently, A.J. read advanced writing and critical reasoning at the University of Oxford.

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