Scott Hall graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Toronto in 1971. Since moving to Victoria in 1976, his private practice has focused on personal injury and family law.
Scott has been a member of the British Columbia Environmental Appeal Board, a co-founder of the Greater Victoria Victims’ Services Program, a candidate for Bencher in the Law Society of British Columbia and Chair of the Youth Program Committee which reported directly to Cabinet on the conditions of young people who are incarcerated in British Columbia.
Scott argued a case in the Supreme Court of Canada which resulted in a fundamental change in Canadian Family Law, and has appeared at every level of court and on many tribunals as well as writing a definitive book called “Unforgivable Sins” which helps those who have been sexually abused and helps prevent sexual abuse. Portions of the book, for those who are interested, may be found at www.unforgivablesins.com
For 15 years, Scott was one of the few lawyers in the world to devote his practice almost exclusively to helping survivors of sexual abuse by obtaining appropriate counseling for them and helping these survivors along their path to healing. Working in this area of practice provided Scott with the opportunity to travel to many small communities throughout Vancouver Island.
Scott continues to work with those who were sexually abused, people who have been injured in accidents and those who are going through family difficulties, including arrangements with children and division of assets.
Marion Harding-Soare, Paralegal
Marion has been working in the legal field in Victoria since 1990. The first 10 years of her career were spent working in general litigation and family law with senior counsel. In 1999, she moved on to work with Scott Hall in historical sexual abuse cases, primarily dealing with Residential School survivors.
Marion is a member of the British Columbia Paralegal Association and is the current President of the Victoria Legal Support Staff Association. She has been a member of the Canadian Paralegal Institute’s ‘PLUG’ (Paralegal Users Group) subcommittees and West Coast LEAF (Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund). Currently, Marion is teaching Family Law for the Legal Office Assistant Program at Camosun College.
In her spare time, Marion is kept busy with her husband, Kevin, four grown children (two daughters, two sons) and is the proud Grandmother of two granddaughters.
Brice Verhoog, Legal Assistant
Brice has been working in the legal field in Victoria since 2001 when she joined Scott’s team to work with historical sexual abuse cases, focusing on Residential School survivors. She now acts as an assistant to both Scott and Marion, as well as the photographer, web/graphic designer and social media marketing manager.
Brice is the current Public Relations chair for the Victoria Legal Support Staff Association.