Our Story

Rooted in the belief that every problem has a solution EQ was formed to help those struggling with conflict, find lasting resolutions and closure.

Having helped some of the most vulnerable British Columbians and having worked closely with some amazing social justice organizations, we believe that the delivery of legal services in British Columbia could be better tailored to suit your individual needs.

Our goal is to customize our legal service to your situation and find a long lasting solution that will keep you out of court and let you get back to what's important.

Meet the Team


Priyan M. Samarakoone

Barrister & Solicitor

Priyan spent the first 7 years of his legal career representing clients at all levels of court in BC as well as multiple tribunals, for Access Pro Bono BC. He has developed his practice as an expert civil litigator with a keen focus on all housing related matters.

He completed his Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology at the University of British Columbia in 2006 and completed his post graduate in the UK with an honours LLB from Nottingham Law School in 2008. He was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2013. He worked on two separate projects for the United Nations (a Child Nutrition Surveillance project in 2004 for the UN World Food Program in conflict affected zones of northern Sri Lanka, and a baseline Access to Justice study, in 2009, for the UN Development Program). In 2018 he helped create and launch a pro bono family mediation program in Vancouver to tackle family law issues in British Columbia and he continues to provide pro bono assistance to Vancouverites and British Columbians in need.