Ilona Riley


Ilona was born and raised in Scotland. She studied law at the University of Edinburgh and graduated with her L.L.B. in 2012. After moving to Canada, Ilona began her legal career at a respected Vancouver personal injury firm in 2014 as a paralegal. She has almost a decade of personal injury litigation experience working on a variety of claims including motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, assaults, and product liability.  She has extensive case management and client service experience.

After graduating from law school, Ilona embarked upon a one-year working holiday to Canada with her now husband.  The quickly fell in love with beautiful British Columbia and never left! Ilona joined Carfra Lawton LLP in 2023 after deciding to relocate with her family to Vancouver Island.

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    University of Edinburgh – 2012

    Canadian Bar Association

    Paralegal, Carfra Lawton LLP – 2023 to Present
    Legal Assistant, Cook Roberts – 2023
    Paralegal, Slater Vecchio – 2014 to 2023

"Outside the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband and young daughter and cavapoo, Brodie, whether it be exploring new hiking trails, or checking out local restaurants or breweries. I keep fit by running and enjoy curling throughout the winter season."