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Albert MacLean Vancouver Lawyer

Albert McClean, KC

Associate Counsel Fasken
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 1996
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Vancouver


Albert J. (Bertie) McClean, KC, is an experienced trusts, estates and pensions lawyer and Associate Counsel in Fasken’s Vancouver office. His expertise attracts both private and government clients.

Bertie was a member of the Faculty at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law (now known as the Peter A. Allard School of Law) for five decades. He was Dean of the Faculty from 1971 to 1976, and later was University Associate Vice-President Academic. In that capacity he acted as general legal counsel to the University and provided advice on a wide range of legal matters.

He has also written and lectured extensively on trusts and estates, property law and pensions, and has provided opinions in these fields to private clients and government.      


  • Contributions to Canadian Law, Canadian Bar Association 2002
  • Queens Counsel, Queens Counsel 2001
  • President's Service Award for Excellence, University of British Columbia 1995
2002 Canadian Bar Association Contributions to Canadian Law Ramon John Hnatyshyn (Governor-General's) Award, Contributions to Canadian Law, Canadian Bar Association, 2002
2001 Queens Counsel Queens Counsel Queens Counsel, 2001
University of British Columbia President's Service Award for Excellence President's Service Award for Excellence, The University of British Columbia, 1995

Career & Education


  • Ph. D. University of Cambridge
  • LLB Queen's University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Speaking Engagements

The Role of the Pension Trustee location location Vancouver
Developments in the Law of Trusts location location Vancouver
The Law of Trusts - An Overview location location Vancouver


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