Harold Turnham was born in London, England, and emigrated to Canada with his family in 1957.
Harold was initially educated in Victoria, obtaining his B.A. at the University of Victoria in 1967, following which he obtained his LLB from the University of British Columbia in 1970.
Harold was called to the Bar in 1971, joined the law firm then known as Owen-Flood, Cox & Company, and he has practiced with the firm and its successor ever since.
Harold practices as a barrister. For many years he did criminal defence work, as well as civil litigation. His practice in recent years has been almost exclusively as a civil litigator.
When not working, Harold enjoys skiing, tennis, gardening, and travel.
Ross Woodland has been practicing law in Victoria since 1979, primarily as a solicitor engaged in commercial transactions, including all corporate and partnership matters, asset and/or share purchases, rollovers and business refinancing. Additionally, he drafts numerous wills, administers estates and engages in tax and estate planning. Ross also has numerous US based clients and handles their legal transactions throughout Canada, as well as their cross border transactions, on a regular basis. Ross brings a wealth of experience and expertise to each new matter.
Other professional responsibilities include active participation as a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Victoria Bar Association.
Ross has served as a Director of the Board of Gorge Road Hospital, Harbourside Victoria Rotary Club, The Victoria Foundation, and the City of Victoria Heritage Advisory Board. He is a past Director and Captain of the Victoria Golf Club.
Ross is an avid golfer, gardener, reader and biker, and admits to being a rudimentary carpenter.
Barney McKinnon qualified as a lawyer in New Zealand in 1979, was admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 1982, and has been practicing in Victoria ever since. He is now primarily a solicitor, but retains an interest in Wills and Estate litigation. His main area of practice lies in the field of estate planning and estate administration, with the associated preparation of Powers of Attorney, Representation Agreements, Wills and Trusts. He also has extensive experience in real estate and commercial matters.
Barney has taught many classes in the Business Faculty at Camosun College and has been a frequent speaker at Public Legal Education seminars and professional training courses conducted by the Law Society of British Columbia. He is a past member of the executive of the Victoria Bar Association and several sporting associations and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association.
Recreationally, Barney enjoys the outdoors and is a keen fisherman and hunter. He has sailed and played tennis competitively, and has completed a good number of marathons and triathlons, although his athletic endeavours are, these days, limited to jogging and golf.
Fiona McQueen has been practicing law in British Columbia since 1985. She was born, raised and educated in Vancouver, graduating from UBC with a law degree in 1984, followed by a year articling before moving to Victoria in 1985. Fiona’s practice is focused primarily on family law, personal injury, employment law and general civil litigation. Fiona’s problem solving approach to the practice of law led her into the field of mediation, and she has trained and qualified as a mediator in both family and civil mediation. Before joining Turnham Woodland in 2011, she practiced for fifteen years with Murray & McQueen where she appeared before various administrative tribunals and was co-counsel in several complex criminal trials, both as prosecution and defence.
Fiona has always believed in a balanced lifestyle, and her out-of-office activities include running (semi-competitively), skiing, cycling and spending as much time as possible crabbing and prawning in Desolation Sound.