About Derek

Richmond, BC Lawyer Services

Derek is a Richmond, BC Lawyer.  He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, with degrees in both Commerce and Law.  Derek has over 20 years experience advising a broad range of clients on matters of:

  • Real Estate Law;
  • Wills and Estates Law; and
  • Corporate and Commercial Law.

In particular, Derek has extensive experience in all areas of real estate law, including conveyancing, subdivisions and land use covenants.  Derek was among the first to conduct Land Title Office filings electronically.  Derek’s approach to acting for buyers of real estate is to bring a real sense of curiosity and interest when reviewing title to the property.  It is his practice to obtain copies of all relevant encumbrances registered against title to the property and to explain the meaning of those documents to his clients in plain English, so they can understand the full extent of the benefits and burdens they will assume if they proceed with the purchase.

Derek has also worked in the area of Estate Administration for many years, assisting Executors to obtain Grants of Probate and Administration and to administer the assets of various estates.

Richmond, BC Mediation Services

Derek is an experienced Richmond, BC business mediator, with an excellent settlement rate and high party satisfaction.  Derek has conducted over 200 mediations over a period of 12 years, including mediations at the Provincial Court as a Small Claims Mediator.  Derek is a member of the B.C. Mediator Roster.


Derek is an avid fly fisher and fly tyer.  Derek also enjoys combining fly fishing with travel.  Derek has fly fished in many parts of BC, Washington State, Ontario, Cuba and the Bahamas.  He maintains a membership in the Sunshine Coast Salmonid Enhancement Society (Chapman Creek Fish Hatchery) and was a past President of the Richmond Nature Park Society.

Derek also enjoys riding motorcycles and playing music.  Derek can play both alto and tenor saxophone and is learning to play the electric guitar.


Email:  derek@derekmclauchlan.com

Telephone:  778-803-9767