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Eric B. Clavier, Partner

Eric B. Clavier

Partner Fasken
In contentious estate cases you need to bring all of your expertise to the table to achieve the goals of clients.
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 2014 | South Africa, 2000
Language(s) English, German, Afrikaans
Office(s) Vancouver


Eric Clavier is a trusts and estate litigation lawyer in Fasken’s Vancouver office, assisting clients with resolving contentious matters related to wills, trusts, undue influence and incapacity claims, committeeship applications, unjust enrichment claims, breach of fiduciary duties cases, abuse of powers of attorney claims, breach of trust claims, and passing of accounts.

Providing innovative solutions to disputes arising from estate planning, wills, trusts and personal documents, Eric’s primary focus is to obtain speedy and efficient results for clients.

Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Eric was called to the South African bar in 2000 and practised as a barrister in the Republic of South Africa for 12 years. There he gained extensive trial and motion experience and appeared at all levels of court, including various appearances in the Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa.

Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • Certificate of Qualification Federation of Law Societies of Canada
  • LLB University of Pretoria
  • BLC University of Pretoria

Community involvement

  • Adjunct Professor, UBC Peter A. Allard School of Law teaching Trusts (Sept 2021-present)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Chair, CBA Elder Law Section National Executive (Sept 2021-present)
  • Co-Chair, CBABC Elder Law Section Executive (Sept 2020-2021)
  • Provincial Council Representative, CBABC (Sept 2020-2021)
  • President, Seniors First BC
  • Member, CBABC Elder Law Section Executive
  • Member, The Advocates' Society
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Vancouver Bar Association


Fasken Institute



Speaking Engagements

Co-Presenter Estate Planning for Blended Families 2021 Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia location location BC
Speaker Legacy Learning Series – Your Will: Experts Answer Your Top Questions Presented to the British Columbia Children’s Hospital Foundation Legacy Circle location location Vancouver, BC
Co-Presenter Estate Litigation Update 2020 Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia


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