Meet Emily.

Emily Anderson, Associate

After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree from UBC in 2005, Emily graduated with honours and first-class standing from the University of Alberta Law School in 2008. Emily was called to the Alberta bar in 2009 and the British Columbia bar in 2013. Emily’s practice is focused on Wills, Estate Planning, Estate Administration, and Family Law Mediation.


Areas of Practice

  • Family Law Mediation
  • Wills, Estates & Trusts


  • 10+ years of experience
  • Expertise in and frequent presenter on Wills, Estates, and Trusts
  • Certified Family Law Mediator
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More about Emily

Emily Anderson was born and raised in Abbotsford. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree from UBC in 2005, Emily graduated with honours and first-class standing from the University of Alberta Law School in 2008.  Emily was called to the Alberta bar in 2009 and maintained a general practice in Alberta until 2012 when she and her family returned home to beautiful British Columbia. Emily’s practice at Linley Welwood is focused on Family Law Mediation and Wills and Estates.

Emily enjoys assisting clients in estate planning and estate administration and prides herself on her ability to break down complicated legal concepts into simple terms. She feels lawyers should be approachable and helpful. Emily is also a family law mediator. In mediation, families work with a neutral third-party professional to guide them in identifying the issues, facilitating effective communication, and reaching flexible, balanced, and personalized solutions. She is accredited by the Law Society of British Columbia as a certified Family Law Dispute Resolution Professional and serves Abbotsford as one of only a few lawyer-mediators.

Emily is very active in the community and acts as the President of the Estate Planning Council of Abbotsford, the Vice President Administration for the Abbotsford Minor Fastball Association, and sits on the Planned Giving Committee for the Abbotsford Community Foundation. When she isn’t at the office or at a board meeting, Emily is busy traveling and enjoying the great outdoors with her husband and their three young daughters.

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Bar Admissions

  • Alberta, 2009
  • British Columbia, 2013


  • University of British Columbia, Faculty of Arts, Vancouver, BC
  • University of Alberta, Faculty of Law, Edmonton, AB

Read articles from Emily Anderson.

Wills vs. Trusts – What are Their Differences?

Estate planning can be a difficult, stressful, and emotional process, especially if you have a large family, a complex estate, or do not fully understand the tools that are available…

An Overview of Executor Responsibilities

When drafting a will and determining how your estate will be distributed after your passing, it is crucial to ensure that you choose an executor you trust. As experts in…

What Should be Included in Your Will?

If you need to create your first will or are looking to update your existing will, it is crucial to understand what should be included within the contents of the…

Representation Agreements vs. Power of Attorney

When it comes to estate planning and wills, two documents that should always be included in your planning package are a power of attorney and a representation agreement. While your…

The Importance of Beneficiary Designations

Estate planning is a difficult and complex process with many moving parts and considerations to keep in mind. If you are looking to create a will or update your existing…

What Are Advance Healthcare Directives?

Advance healthcare directives are legal documents that outline your wishes for medical or personal care if you become ill, injured, or cannot effectively express your wishes. While these documents are…

When to Update Your Will

If you have a will, you likely understand how important it is to plan for the future and be prepared for the unexpected. Should an unforeseen event occur, it is…

Joint Tenancy as an Estate Planning Tool

Joint Tenancy as an Estate Planning Tool In an article last year, we described two types of ownership structure: joint tenancy and tenancy-in-common. To summarize, joint tenancy is a form…

Grounds for Contesting a Will

The loss of a family member can be a stressful and a difficult time for anyone, especially if multiple parties have grievance with the will of the deceased. Understanding the…

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