Tell us a bit about McConnan Bion O’Connor & Peterson Law, what brought you to join UDI Capital Region?
McConnan Bion O’Connor & Peterson, or as we like to call it, “McBOP”, provides a wide range of legal services to residents in Victoria and all over southern Vancouver Island, consistently maintaining the high standard of service to our clients that we strived to achieve from the outset. We are very proud of the service we have provided to our clients over the past 40 years and are enthusiastic about the services that we will provide in the future. McBOP had been eyeing a membership with the UDI Capital Region for some time as we are frequently retained to work with developers, home owners, and construction contractors. It was our belief that the relationship would be mutually beneficial to our clients by expanding our network and knowledge base in those industries, and so far it has been an excellent experience.
What do you feel sets McBOP apart from other legal firms?
McBOP prides itself on its ability to quickly communicate with clients efficiently and succinctly. It is very common for us to get a call from a prospective client upset that their existing lawyer takes too long to respond or does not respond at all, and is looking to make a move. We really appreciate and respect our clients’ time and strive to ensure all of our clients’ needs are met as soon as possible while also providing excellent legal work.
McBOP has been located in Victoria for over 40 years. How do you feel McBOP has changed the landscape of your industry in that time?
One of our slogans is, “small town service, big city results”. We have won several cases in all levels of Courts in Canada, and have successful judgments in our clients’ favour that have created precedents for other lawyers to work and rely on. With that said, we always remember our roots and continually give back to the local community through a variety of charitable events our partners and lawyers are involved in.
Looking to the future, are there any positive changes you hope to see in your industry as a result of the current Covid-19 crisis?
As mentioned above, McBOP prides itself on customer communication. We were one of the first firms in Victoria to adopt a fully virtual approach when meeting with clients using the various networking programs available. Our clients’ health and safety is taken very seriously, and so ensuring the client is feeling safe and comfortable is a priority. Whether it be a commercial or residential conveyance, a basic will for two partners, or advising someone on their business venture, we are available virtually or in person to suit our clients’ needs.