- Dianne Gail Andiel
213 - 895 Fort Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1H7
P. (250) 389-1099
F. (250) 389-1093
I have been practising family law for the past 26 years and since 1995 I have had my own firm. I am an experienced family law litigator with many years of court experience but I have come to believe that the decisions that people reach themselves are the best for individuals and for families. In addition to my collaborative practice I act as parent’s counsel for child protection matters in provincial court.
I have always given back to my community and have been active in professional associations for many years . In addition I have served on the board of the Need Crisis Line for 8 years including being chair of that board for two years. I have taught law for many years as a sessional instructor at the University of Victoria. In addition I have acting as a”mock ” judge for many years for the Professional Legal Training Course put on by the Law Society of B. C. In my leisure time I play the oboe for the Greater Victoria Concert Band, spend time with my children . My husband sings (in the chorus ) for Pacific Opera of Victoria , so I spend time supporting him ( and attending operas!) I also enjoy acting and being in musicals . I was just recently in the Jane Austen Society of Victoria’s production of Lady Susan .
I have two young children of my own so I can relate to the issues that my clients are concerned about. I keep my legal fees reasonable ($200.00 an hour)as I believe in giving value for my clients. I also take legal services society (legal aid) referrals. I also fully understand the emotional toil that a separation can bring and will listen to you with compassion and integrity.
Member of Law Society of BC and Yukon
Year Began Professional Practice
Relevant Community Service
Need Crisis & Information Line in Victoria – Chair and former Board member
Youth Empowerment Society – Board member (past)
Member of Greater Victoria Concert Band
Relevant Professional Involvements
Family Law Section – CBA – Chair (past)
Trained as family law mediator
University of Victoria Faculty of Law – Law Centre Clinical Program – Instructor (past)