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About Us

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Brantford Estate Planning Lawyers Serving Brantford and the Surrounding Areas

Our law firm Stebbing Butcher PC is dedicated to meeting high standards of excellence in legal advice, representation and client service. We are committed to providing our clients with prompt and personalized attention so we can both properly assess their legal needs and treat them with the courtesy and respect they deserve.


Stebbing Butcher PC is continuing the practices of McIntosh & Pease and Thomas Buck. We have been a noted presence in the Brantford community for decades and continue to serve the legal needs of people throughout Southwestern Ontario.

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Client-focused Law Firm

As legal counsel, we aim to make our clients feel comfortable not only with our firm but also with the legal processes we guide them through. In particular, in areas such as estate planning, we rely on candour from our clients in order to properly fulfill their legal needs. When we meet with clients, we put them at ease while instilling in them the confidence they require to trust our ability to meet their needs.

Experienced Brantford Estates and Corporate Lawyers

Jennifer Stebbing is a Certified Specialist in Estates and Trusts Law. We are therefore able to provide our clients with complex estate and estate planning services that intersect with other important areas of the law such as business succession, corporate/commercial work and real estate. Jennifer is joined by several qualified staff members who have devoted years to the practice.

Brantford Law Firm: Our History

Stebbing Butcher has provided the Brantford community with excellence in legal services for more than 60 years. Bob McIntosh was called to the bar in 1957 and maintained a successful and highly respected practice in our community for several decades. Ted Pease purchased the firm from Bob upon his retirement from the practice of law on August 1, 2001. In June of 2022, upon his retirement, Ted sold the firm to Jennifer Stebbing and Alan Butcher. Thomas Buck retired on December 31, 2022, and Jennifer and Alan are proud to be continuing his practice through Stebbing Butcher PC.

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Brantford Wills, Estate and Trust Lawyers

Wills and estate planning, estate administration, trust and power of attorney administration are our core areas of practice. We offer clients not only simple will drafting services but also a comprehensive perspective on their estate planning with respect to their financial and personal goals. 


The bulk of our work is assisting executors with the administration of Estates and Trusts and helping attorneys for Property manage the affairs of their relative or friend.


As part of our solicitor services, we also represent clients in dispute resolution proceedings that are not already in Court or imminently heading there in cases involving conflicts over wills, estates and trusts. Experience shows that we have been able to avoid Court by negotiating settlements. 


This practice focus, coupled with our extensive experience and education, is a tremendous asset to our clients who leave our offices secure in the knowledge they have received high-quality legal advice appropriate to their situation.

Our Team

Our Solicitors Are Most Trusted in Estates and Trust Law in Brantford

Jennifer Stebbing

Jennifer Stebbing

B.A. (Hons.) LL.B., J.D., CPCA, LL.M.(Tax), EPC, TEP

Jennifer’s practice is based primarily on Wills, Estates and Trusts. After her call to the bar in 2009, she began her practice at a boutique Wills and Estates practice in Oakville. In 2016 she joined a large firm in Hamilton, where she became a partner and leader of the Estates Department.


Jennifer is one of a handful of lawyers in southwest Ontario certified by the Law Society as a Specialist in Estates & Trusts. Jennifer is also the only lawyer in Ontario to combine this specialization with law degrees from both Canada (LL.B.) and the U.S. (J.D.), a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Tax, certification by the Society of Trusts & Estates Planners (TEP) and the Estates & Planners Council (EPC) and a Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA). Jennifer also conducts real estate and corporate matters.

Alan Butcher

Alan Butcher

Alan Butcher brings to the table 30 years of experience in a wide variety of civil and commercial litigation. After spending 20 years with one of Canada’s largest law firms (15 years in Toronto; 5 years in Hamilton), Alan started his own firm ten years ago and continues that practice. He is knowledgeable and experienced in a wide range of matters, including complex commercial litigation, shareholder disputes, professional liability, breach of contract cases, defamation, disputes over real and personal property and related valuations. 


Alan’s training and experience in alternative dispute resolution began in law school and continued as part of his professional development on multiple occasions, including obtaining a certificate in Commercial Mediation. 


Appointed to the Assessment Review Board (Ontario) in March of 2018 for a 2-year term, Alan was provided with extensive up-to-date training in alternative dispute resolution and gained valuable experience as a hearing officer in the conduct of both virtual and in-person settlement conferences.

Tanvi Kaushal


Tanvi is an Associate lawyer at Stebbing Butcher PC.  She went to undergraduate law school in Delhi, India and attended the London School of Economics and Political Science in the United Kingdom and took courses in International Law: Contemporary Issues. Tanvi obtained a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Commercial Law from the University of Nottingham.

She completed her Certificate of Qualification from the National Committee on Accreditation and while preparing for the licensing examinations, Tanvi worked as a law clerk with leading title insurance companies in the GTA. Tanvi was called to the Bar in 2021 and started her legal career with a boutique firm in Mississauga. 

Tanvi represents clients in a wide range of estate planning, estate administration and real estate transactions. Tanvi is fluent in English and Hindi and can offer services in these languages. 

In her free time, Tanvi enjoys spending time with her family, decorating her home and admiring nature while traveling.

Our Staff

Our staff includes clerks who bring decades of legal experience to our office, specifically in the areas of wills, estates and trusts, corporate and real estate. Our high standards of legal service are reflected in the prompt and personal attention we provide to clients.

Helen Lawrie

Helen Lawrie, Wills Clerk and Receptionist

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Kendra Sweeting, Estates Clerk

Carrie Marr, Estates Clerk


Sudhamati Adhikari, Bookkeeper

Sudhamati Adhikari

Persie, Expert Greeter & Listener

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