Family, Estates & Trusts 


Candace Cho

Principal Lawyer, Estate Litigation Practice Leader



  • British Columbia, 2009


  • J.D., University of British Columbia, 2008
  • B.Comm, Marketing, University of British Columbia, 2005, Honours: Dean’s List


  • Canadian Bar Association, Member, 2005 – 2012
  •  Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2010 to present
  • Trial Lawyers of BC, Women Lawyers Committee – 2012 to present
  • Trial Lawyers of BC, Board of Governors – 2016 to present
  • Federation of Canadian Asian Lawyers, Executive Board Member and Professional Development Committee member, 2011 – 2014



  • “Dysfunctional Families…Dead or Alive:  An Essential Tool Kit for Family & Estate Lawyers” (Course Co-Chair, Trial Lawyers Association of BC, February 2018)
  • “Chameleon Transfers:  Gifts, Loans, Joint Tenancies and Fraudulent Conveyances” (Author and Co-Presenter, Trial Lawyers Association of BC, February 2018)
  • “Estate Law Mentorship Roundtable” (Co-Presenter, Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers of BC, February 2018)
  • “How to Develop a Wills and Estates Practice” (Author and Co-Presenter, CLE BC, May 2017)
  • “Use Presumptions to Your Advantage or Lose” (Author and Presenter, Trial Lawyers Association of BC, May 2016)
  • “Building Your Estate Litigation Practice” (Author and Co-Presenter, CLE BC, February 2016)
  • “Fraudulent Conveyances” (Co-Author and Co-Presenter, CLE BC, October 2014)
  • “FLA meets WESA: What you don’t know will hurt you” (Co-Author and Co-Presenter, Trial Lawyers Association of BC, June 2014)
  • “Unused WESA Tools Webinar” (Presenter, Trial Lawyers Association of BC, February 2014)
  • “Representing Clients with Disabilities” (Author and Presenter, Trial Lawyers Association of BC, October 2013)
  • “How to Start Your Own Practice” (Presenter,  Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch, 2012)
  • How to Start Your Own Practice, (Presenter, UBC Faculty of Law, 2010 – 2012)


  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

Tel: (604) 900-2538 | Fax: (604) 900-2539

As the co-founder of Onyx Law Group, Candace has built with Judith a law firm grounded in integrity and excellence which acts as a human face to the legal system for everyday people.

Candace is known for her creativity and deep knowledge of both estate and family law, as well as the law of equity and trusts to craft claims for clients to get the best results possible.  She deftly navigates the intricacies and interrelationships of family, estate and trust law to push the development of the law in a better direction. She has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia, and has lectured numerous times on issues of family, estate and trust law.

Her philosophy is to encourage settlement whenever possible, and to minimize cost and stress for her clients. She will not hesitate to take matters to trial if she deems it necessary and in the best interests of her clients.

Candace deals with all aspects of estate litigation, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Wills variation actions (s. 60 of WESA)
  • Breach of fiduciary duty actions
  •  Validity of Wills actions
  •  Resulting trust actions
  •  Dealing with problem executors and trustees
  •  Passing of accounts for estates
  •  Unjust enrichment and other constructive trust actions

Candace deals with clients coming from all walks of life, whether they are disinherited children, spouses, or caretakers, executors, beneficiaries, or disabled persons. She acts primarily as plaintiff’s counsel, but has represented defendants in the past as well.

In her free time: Candace enjoys traveling, cooking, dancing, singing, and yoga. She is the co-founder of an educational not-for profit in Ecuador called Uno a Uno.

She is passionate: about social justice and using microfinance to help eradicate poverty.

  • I found Candace to be thorough and very competent. She listened well and was very prompt with correspondence. She was very concerned about our well-being and showed compassion. Her work on our case is much appreciated.

  • I found Candace Cho to be a good listener, a smart lawyer, very knowledgeable in her field, and a wise adviser. Candace did exactly what she was retained to do and without the matter going to trial. Her work for us was professional throughout and her billing was fair and exact. I would not hesitate to retain Candace again and will highly recommend her to any and all who need legal counsel in matters of Estate Law, disputes concerning Wills and inheritance.

  • Each client deserves my undivided attention and will be made to feel valued and heard. When clients place their trust in me as their advocate, they can be sure that I will represent them with vigilance, compassion and professionalism.

  • Candace Cho is the best lawyer I have ever had. She is very efficient, very calming, and very understanding. I was very amazed with the way she negotiates. I was also very impressed with how quickly she was able to settle my claim.

  • Candace I want to thank you for handling my case. You got me through all the barriers that the opposing counsel put in our way. I am sure your practice will grow and I will be sure to recommend you as counsel to others. You went out of your way to help me when others placed demands on me that I could not meet.

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We believe it’s important to know your legal rights and obligations before making any decisions. That’s why we offer 30 minute free consultations to give you the opportunity to discuss your matter with a passionate and knowledgeable Onyx team member who can advise you on the best steps forward.

  • We were made to feel valued and heard. Integrity, competence and a passion for justice definitely describes Onyx. They are also caring, compassionate and have a good sense of humour.

  • Thanks to Onyx’s straightforward approach, this litigation was resolved with the best outcome for myself and my children. Although this ordeal was emotionally trying, we can get on with our lives, without added worry and stress.

  • I chose the right law firm and I know our future is on the proper course because of Onyx. I wouldn’t hesitate to tell anyone who needs good legal representation to take my words to heart.

We will find the best way to help you


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