Our Team

Our team of Vancouver Family Lawyers, Mediators and support staff are committed to providing person-centred legal services to Family Law clients in Vancouver, the North Shore and the Lower Mainland of Vancouver.

Nicole Garton-Jones, Lawyer & Mediator

Nicole Garton

Lawyer and Mediator

Nicole Garton, founder and principal of Heritage Law, is a lawyer and mediator of wills, estates, trusts, adult guardianship and family law matters.
Nicole is accredited by the Law Society of BC to act as a Family Law Mediator, Parenting Coordinator and Family Law Arbitrator.

Angélique Poutissou, Lawyer

Angelique Poutissou


Angélique Poutissou is a lawyer primarily practising in the areas of wills and estates. She advises on estate planning and estate administration, and handles estate litigation such as applications to obtain probate, committeeship applications, disputes over the interpretation of wills and trusts, and litigation under the Wills Variation Act.

Jane Rockandel, Family Lawyer

Jane Rockandel


Jane Rockandel is a lawyer with a wide range of litigation experience in the Lower Mainland in the areas of insurance, general and family litigation.  She is thrilled to join BC Heritage Law’s wills and estate and family law litigation group. 

Heritage Law. Heather Cathcart

Heather Cathcart, CPA, CMA


Heather Cathcart is our firm administrator.  After graduating from BCIT, Heather received her Certified Management Accountant designation in 1991 and has worked in a management capacity for a variety of industries including construction, graphic design as well as legal.  

Leslie McDougall, Family Law and General Litigation Paralegal

Leslie McDougall

Family Law and General Litigation Paralegal

Leslie McDougall is a certified paralegal and has 20 years’ broad exposure to many areas of law with a primary focus in family law, estate administration and litigation and personal injury/insurance law.

Elizabeth Markus, Director of Knowledge Management and Paralegal

Elizabeth Markus

Director of Knowledge Management and Paralegal

Since launching her legal career in 1987, Elizabeth has worked in diverse practice areas, including business and corporate, wills and estates, civil litigation and family law. On obtaining her Legal Assistant Diploma in Toronto, Ontario, she first worked for a small intellectual property law firm in London, Ontario, while completing her degree at the University of Western Ontario.

Susan Schweighardt, Estate Planning and Real Estate Paralegal

Susan Schweighardt

Estate Planning and Real Estate Paralegal

Susan Schweighardt is our wills, estates and real estate paralegal and assists with the firm’s general administration.
She started her legal career in 1986 after she obtained her legal assistant certification from BCIT in Maple Ridge, BC.

Stacie Gin, Family Law Paralegal

Stacie Gin

Family Law Paralegal

Stacie recently completed her paralegal diploma at Capilano University where she was awarded several scholarships and distinctions for her academic achievements. Prior to joining heritage law, Stacie spent four years working as a legal assistant for a sole practitioner in family law.


Cheryl Jones

Corporate Paralegal

Cheryl has over 20 years experience in corporate records management, at one point solely responsible for the management of 450 corporate clients.  Her experience includes the whole spectrum of corporate management from B.C.

Debbie Easton

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Sadie Smith

Administrative Assistant

Sadie brings a colourful background of Administrative skills from working both in Canada and abroad, and is very delighted to be a part of the Heritage Law Team!