Its principal lawyer is Ken Walton who has been at the law in excess of 45 years. Ken recently moved his practice to Cease Harman LLP founded in 1866 - the oldest law firm in British Columbia. At Crease Harman Ken has access to 18 other lawyers who practice in various areas.
Ken’s areas of practice are ICBC claims, estate litigation, wills and estates, Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and general litigation.
Concerning law suits Ken’s attitude is that he will try and settle claims if a reasonable settlement is offered (most claims settle). If not, Ken is just as happy to go to court and have a judge decide the matter. Either way, Ken will devote his full attention to seeing to it that his client receives a good result.
From 2005 to 2008 Ken was appointed by our federal government to sit as Chair of a Canada Pension Plan Review Tribunal to decide cases of entitlement to disability benefits, CPP pension credit splitting and survivor’s benefits. During that time Ken authored about 150 multi-page decisions on aspects of CPP legislation.
Ken is author of several well received papers on the subject of CPP Disability Benefits for “The Verdict” a magazine for Trial Lawyers in British Columbia as well as a Continuing Legal Education speaker on that topic and no longer current ICBC no-fault benefits.
Ken has a significant practice in Wills and Estates and sometimes acts as an executor for clients who need such a service.
Ken has served his community and the province by having been on the boards of the YM/YWCA, Goodwill Enterprises, Oak Bay Lodge (a senior’s home), the board of Rotary District 5020 and is on the board of the Lawyer’s Benevolent Society. Ken has served as President of Kinsmen, K-40, Rotary and in 2007-08 was President of the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch. Ken was appointed as a Queen's Counsel in 2009.