Female “Sherlock Holmes”


Constance Isherwood and UBC President Arvind Gupta,
the day she received her honourary degree
Photo by Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press

Female “Sherlock Holmes”
Still practising law at 95

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nancy Carson
Level 3

People ask Constance Isherwood
when she will stop practising law.
She tells them, “Well, if you keep practising,
eventually you’ll get the hang of it.”
This Victoria lawyer, 95, still runs Holmes and Isherwood.
She and her husband Foster opened the firm in 1964.

A passion for the law
Isherwood loves the variety in her job.
“No two clients are alike,
no two cases are alike,” she remarked.
“And the clients themselves
are the greatest variety of them all.”
She enjoys going to court.
And she still has over 100 clients.

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