Nicholas Picard


Nicholas takes a client-centred approach to family law. He has argued successfully in the Provincial Court of British Columbia and the Supreme Court of British Columbia. He takes pride in negotiating positive outcomes for clients while always being prepared to go to court if required.

Successful outcomes include:

  • Negotiating the division of complex assets, such as businesses, real property with multiple owners, and multiple pensions.
  • Protecting a pension entitlement at a court hearing.
  • Acquiring a court order to allow a client to stay in her home after separation.
  • Successfully renegotiating unpaid child support, saving both sides money by avoiding trial.

Nicholas previously worked for the BC Provincial Government and at the University of Victoria. While in law school, he served on the Board of Editors of Appeal, the student law journal.

Practice Areas

    • Victoria Bar Association
  • Pro Bono Students Canada

    • Program Coordinator (2019 – 2020)
    • Law Student Volunteer (2018 – 2021)
    • Lawyer Supervisor (2022 – present)

    University of Victoria

    • Moot Team Coach (2022 – present)
  • University of Victoria (2020)
    1st Place – Canadian Client Consultation Competition

    University of Victoria (2020)
    2nd Place – International Client Consultation Competition


Dunphy v. Boulard, 2023 BCSC 1231

July 18, 2023

This case lies at the intersection of family law and bankruptcy law and touches on the most valuable asset many people own: their pension credits. To provide some background, most property is divided after divorce using the provisions of the BC Family Law Act, including most pensions. However, it is possible to divide Canada Pension…

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