Farris LLP: Vancouver's Law Firm

Nikki L. Charlton


Telephone: 604 661 9396

Facsimile: 604 661 9349

Email: ncharlton@farris.com

Assistant: Doreen Harris

Telephone: 604 684 9151 x446

Email: dharris@farris.com

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Nikki specializes exclusively in the area of family law.  Her practice includes all matters affecting families in British Columbia such as separation, divorce, property division, common law trusts, spousal support, child support, guardianship, residency, and parenting time.  Nikki has extensive experience drafting complex cohabitation, marriage, and separation agreements, and has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia.  As a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Nikki provides services from either a collaborative or litigation approach depending on the individual needs of her clients.

Nikki was educated at the University of Victoria where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with distinction.  She studied law at the University of British Columbia Law School and was called to the B.C. Bar in 2004.  She received her certification as a Family Law Mediator in 2007 and her certification as a Collaborative Family Law Lawyer in 2008.  Nikki is an experienced Parenting Coordinator and member of the BC Parenting Coordination Roster Society.

Nikki has been active in the Canadian Bar Association, and was on the executive committee of the Family Law Section from 2009 – 2011.  She is on the Board of Directors and is a member of the BC Collaborative Roster Society, a member of Collaborative Divorce Vancouver Practice Group, the North Shore Collaborative and Dispute Resolution Practice Group, International Association of Collaborative Practitioners and the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia.  Nikki is a contributor to continuing education seminars for other lawyers, and presents regularly at conferences on various complex issues affecting couples going through separation and divorce within British Columbia.  She recently co-chaired the 11th Biennial Family Law Conference and will be co-chairing and presenting on Hot Topics in Family Law Part II: Good Lawyering for Bad Parenting.


  • Certified Family Law Mediator (2007)
  • Certified Collaborative Law Lawyer (2008)
  • University of British Columbia (LL.B, 2003)
  • University of Victoria (B.A. (with distinction), 1998)

Rising Stars 2015 Winner

  • Lexpert Leading Lawyers in Canada (2018)
  • Lexpert 'Litigation Lawyer to Watch' (2016)
  • Lexpert Leading Lawyer Under 40 (2015)
  • Called to British Columbia Bar (2004)