Peter A Allard School of Law

Keith Farquhar

Professor Emeritus
LL.B. (Wellington) 1964; LL.M. (Hons.) (Wellington) 1967; LL.M. (Michigan) 1968


Keith Farquhar was called to the Bar of New Zealand in 1966. Professor Farquhar joined the Allard School of Law in 1976 as Associate Professor and was promoted to Professor in 1990. Prior to coming to UBC, he served as Director of Research for the Law Reform Commission of B.C. and was Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Western Ontario. He also served with the Law Reform Commission of Ontario.

Professor Farquhar has been a consultant and delegate to the Uniform Law Conference of Canada and serves on the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Family Law. His teaching and scholarly interests include: Family Law, Trusts, Succession, Real Property, and Conflicts of Law. His publications have been principally concerned with Family Law and Trusts.


  • Property
  • Trusts
  • Succession
  • Family Law
  • Conflicts of Laws


  • "Recent Themes in the Variation of Trust" (2001), 20 Estates, Trusts and Pensions Journal 181.
Allard Hall

Research Interests

  • Family Law
  • Property, housing and real estate
  • Trusts and equity

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