Candace Cates


Partner | Barrister & Solicitor


Candace Cates graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) in 1978 and Bachelor of Law in 1983, both from the University of British Columbia. She completed her articles at a firm in Kamloops and was called to the Bar in 1984. Candace joined Jensen Mitchell Carroll in 1991 and became a partner in 1997. The firm evolved to Cates Carroll Watt and after a merger with Taylor Epp & Dolder became Epp Cates Oien.

She is a member of the Kamloops, BC and Canadian Bar Associations, the Law Society of British Columbia, the Interior Women’s Law Forum and she has volunteered her skills at the pro-bono clinic.

Candace’s preferred areas of practice are:

  • Estates
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Agreements
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Real Estate and Land Law both Residential and Commercial

In her spare time, Candace likes to ski, mountain bike and spend time with her family.

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