Mr. Eric Clavier

Mr. Eric Clavier

Partner, Fasken

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.


  • Private Client Services


  • Estate Planning
    • Personal Tax Planning & Wealth Management
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
    • Wills, Trusts & Estate Litigation

Career & Education


  • Certificate of QualificationFederation of Law Societies of Canada2013
  • LLBUniversity of Pretoria1999
  • BLCUniversity of Pretoria1997


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


  • 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