The Firm

About Oliver & Co.

Oliver & Co. is a full-service law firm with a busy practice servicing clients throughout the Cariboo/Chilcotin and Central/Interior regions of British Columbia.


The firm was founded by William F. Crook in 1975 and after 1980, it became the partnership of William F. Crook and Stephen J. Oliver. Mr. Crook retired in 2004 and Mr. Oliver retired at the end of 2016. The firm is now the sole proprietorship of Gregory Mawson. Gregory Mawson, along with Patricia S. Weber, Peggy Mills, and Max T. Mihalj make up our highly professional team of lawyers.


Oliver & Co. has a growing client base and the practice is expanding. We have a busy real estate and corporate practice. This involves providing legal services for buying, selling and financing residential and corporate properties and acting on behalf of corporate clients.


As well, we provide a great depth of knowledge and experience in civil litigation matters including family, personal injury and general insurance cases. Personal injury claims are a large part of the firm’s work. For further information on our services, feel free to get in touch with us today.

Our Lawyers

Our skilled lawyers have been providing our clients with professional legal services for over 45 years since 1975. We have established a strong reputation in Williams Lake and serve across the Cariboo.

Gregory J G Mawson

Greg became the sole proprietor of Oliver & Co. on January 1st, 2017.


Greg began working with the firm in 2006, and moved to Williams Lake to join the firm in 2008. A native of Eastern Ontario, he received his law degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and was called to the bar in 2003. Greg maintains a general practice with emphasis on corporate-commercial, real estate, and wills and estates.

Greg and his family enjoy living in Williams Lake.

Patricia S. Weber

Patricia S. Weber is an associate at Oliver & Co. She graduated from the University of Victoria Law School and articled with a law firm in Vancouver. She previously worked as a summer student at Upper Skeena Counselling & Legal Assistance Society in Hazelton, British Columbia.


Patricia has represented clients in Provincial and Supreme Court. At Oliver & Co., she mainly works with clients in the areas of personal injury and insurance law. She also represents a number of clients for general litigation matters.

Renée N. Fougere

Renée N. Fougere obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) degree from Crandall University in 2011, a Juris Doctor from Université de Moncton in 2012, and she was called to the Bar in 2013. Renée practises personal injury, insurance law, and litigation. She has extensive experience in family law. She currently sits on the board of directors as vice-president of the Orange Shirt Society.

Renée is originally from the East Coast. However, after working for the Legal Aid Commission of the Northwest Territories for several years, she has found her way to the beautiful community of Williams Lake where she raises chickens and goats in her spare time. Her hobbies include gardening, art, paddle boarding, and yoga. Renée is fully fluent in French and English.

Renée is a caring and compassionate person. She is a strong advocate for her clients and is not afraid to stand up for what she believes in.

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The Staff at Oliver and Co.

We have a well-qualified and experienced staff including litigation paralegals, full time real estate conveyancers, corporate commercial paralegal and administrative staff. Our staff make a significant contribution towards making our firm an efficient productive organization. While we maintain a focused working environment, we are friendly and relaxed.

Staff at Oliver

Our Community Work

We believe in giving back to the community that we are a part of. There are many organizations that do great things in town and we are proud to help them. Here is a list of the groups that we are associated with:

  • Cariboo Memorial Hospital Foundation Trust

  • Chamber of Commerce -- Business Excellence Awards

  • South Cariboo Bar Bursary

  • Station House Gallery

  • The Boys and Girls Club

  • The Child Development Centre

  • Thompson Rivers University Williams Lake Campus

  • Various Youth Sports Organizations

  • Williams Lake Daybreak Rotary Club

  • Williams Lake Dry Grad

  • Williams Lake Performances in the Park

  • Williams Lake Salvation Army

  • Williams Lake Shriners

  • Williams Lake Stampede Association

  • Williams Lake Women's Contact Society

Williams Lake is situated in the beautiful rolling semi-arid ranch country with long hot summers and moderate winters.


The city is in the midst of an economic boom with several large projects in and around the city which will ensure continued prosperity and expansion in years to come. The primary economic base is ranching, forestry and mining, but Williams Lake is also a regional government and service centre for the Cariboo Chilcotin area.


Recreational opportunities abound, including downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, fishing/hunting in the vast Cariboo Chilcotin wilderness; and is one of the best mountain biking areas in the province of BC.


Williams Lake also offers many cultural activities including the Williams Lake Stampede and Rodeo which show off the city’s cattle country roots.


There are many other cultural offerings as well, including live theatre, musicals, outdoor family events and much more.


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Please fill out the form on this page if you would like to work with us.


In recent years, we have had an increase in workload providing opportunities for new lawyers to join our firm in the field of civil litigation, family law, and corporate/commercial/real estate departments. Housing costs in Williams Lake are still relatively low, and new lawyers can quickly achieve a good standard of living. If you would like to work with us, please contact Gregory Mawson, and fill out the form here:

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