Ralph Krikke

Ralph Krikke

Associate Counsel
Location:
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Phone:
(604) 634-2308
(800) 675-2419
Fax:
(604) 589-5391
Email:

My perspective to the practice of law focuses on a holistic client-centered approach to resolve issues comprehensively, with the highest ethical standards.

I realize that the legal issues faced by clients are only part of the equation, and that a true client-centered approach evaluates all aspects of the matter.  Where possible, I try to minimize conflict through creative, practical solutions.  I have extensive courtroom experience, but encourage resolution outside of court whenever it better serves client needs.

I practice in family law, and also deal with other issues stemming from family law cases, including civil litigation and estate planning.  I have a particular interest in issues facing the LGBTTQ communities.

I also represent the Minister under the Employment and Assistance Act in the Provincial Courts in Surrey and New Westminster, and often at the B.C. Supreme Courts in New Westminster and Vancouver.

As a law student, I worked for the Innocence Project at Osgoode Hall Law School, whereby I investigated claims of wrongful conviction, and co-wrote a successful application to the Minister of Justice under the then section 690 of the Criminal Code.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • LGBTTQ Community

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia, 2002

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • LL.B. - 2001
  • University of British Columbia (U.B.C.), British Columbia, Canada
    • B.A. - 1997
    • Major: History

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conference
  • Canadian Bar Association, Westminster Family Law Subsection
  • Law Society of British Columbia

Languages

  • English
  • German