About Us

History

Dale Henley established his law practice in Sidney, BC in 1976. In 1980 Dale was joined by Michael Walden as partner.  The two served their clients well for over 30 years, providing professional and practical services in personal and business law. Michael has now retired and Dominique Alford, an experienced lawyer who joined the firm in 2009, is now Dale’s partner.  Dominique adds her expertise as a corporate, commercial and wills and estates lawyer.  Jim Fowler brought his experience in family and estate litigation to the firm in 1993, and with continued success and growth we are happy to welcome Christopher Straub and Michelle Randall to our team.

Philosophy

Our success depends on relationships built on trust, confidence and good communication. We begin by understanding your needs and objectives and then we focus on creating solutions, ultimately finding the best way forward.

We always encourage frank discussion of questions and concerns, ideas and alternatives. Our philosophy of openness, availability and commitment to your best interests is the touchstone of our practice.

Process

In keeping with our philosophy of openness, we believe in being upfront about the manner in which we deliver and charge for our services.

In our first meeting with you, our primary role is to listen and learn. We are eager to learn about your situation, objectives and needs. Secondly, we provide you with the information you need to feel confident about engaging Henley & Walden LLP. Thirdly, we pledge to keep you fully informed of all aspects that may affect your interests and to only proceed with your consent.

Fees

In our initial meeting, we will inform you of our fees and the potential disbursements that will be required. As we proceed, we will keep you advised of all costs related to your matter and ensure that the costs are always in accordance with your needs and understanding.

We recognize that our services need to be cost-effective to adequately serve you. We are pleased to offer most of our services on a flat-fee basis to provide you with cost certainty and would be happy to discuss our flat-fees with you.

We also offer different arrangements for payment. Depending on the work, a retainer may be most appropriate, or monthly billing, or billing upon completion of the work.


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