Harold F. Turnham

Associate Counsel

Harold attended the brand new University of Victoria from 1963 to 1967, obtaining a B.A. degree, and then went to the University of British Columbia Law School from 1967 to 1970. He articled with the well-known barrister, Dermod Owen-Flood and has stayed with that firm and its successors, most recently as Turnham Woodland from 1988 until his recent move to Carfra Lawton LLP.

Harold formerly practiced in the criminal law and plaintiff personal injury fields but for the last 30 years his practice has been focused on insurance defence work, particularly for ICBC.  Harold will also take on general civil litigation and estate litigation.

Harold was born in London, England. His family moved to Barrie, Ontario in 1957. After two snowy winters there, the family (4 children) drove to Victoria in 1959. Harold attended Mt. View High School for grades ten to twelve. His high school annual says he planned to become a lawyer!

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    Year Called to the Bar
    Bar of British Columbia – 1971

    University of British Columbia: LL.B. – 1970
    University of Victoria: B.A. in English & Economics – 1967

    Canadian Bar Association
    Victoria Bar Association
    American Contract Bridge League
    Oak Bay Tennis Club

    Associate Counsel, Carfra Lawton LLP – 2024 to Present
    Partner, Turnham Woodland (and predecessor firms) – 1971 to 2024

"Outside of work my activities are gardening (we have a half-acre property for which my wife, Carol, is head gardener!), skiing, tennis, playing the piano (not very well!) and winter travel, usually to Mexico"