Today on Hull on Estates, Suzana Popovic-Montag and Umair Abdul Qadir discuss the recent decision of the Honourable Justice McNamara in Shaw v Barber, 2017 ONSC 2155, regarding the tolling of the limitation period for dependant’s relief claims under Part V of the Succession Law Reform Act when the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee is acting as the statutory guardian for an incapable person.
Today on Hull on Estates, Ian Hull and Paul Trudelle discuss removing opposing counsel as lawyers of record, and the decisions of Moad v. Shepherd, 2017 ABQB 330 (CanLII) and McKeller Estate v. Powell 1996 CarswellOnt 642.
This week on Hull on Estates, Ian Hull discusses the role of the Estate Trustee During Litigation and the impact of case law over the last 50 years.
This week on Hull on Estates, Ian and Noah discuss the importance of prudent investment by a trustee in light of the decision in Mowry v Groome.
This week on Hull on Estates, Natalia Angelini and Rebecca Rauws discuss what can happen when two people die at the same time, and some drafting tips to avoid issues in this regard.
This week on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Doreen So discuss the costs decision in the Pochopsky Estate and whether it is pragmatic to pursue an application to pass accounts in certain circumstances.
This week on Hull on Estates, Natalia Angelini and Nick Esterbauer discuss the law relating to consent to the posthumous use of reproductive materials, the British Columbia Supreme Court’s decision in K.L.W. v. Genesis Fertility Centre, and estate planning considerations when dealing with clients who have stored or donated reproductive materials.
This week on Hull on Estates, Paul Trudelle and Nick Esterbauer discuss the state of the law in Canada regarding fiduciary access to digital access, as well as the potential for the Uniform Access to Digital Assets by Fiduciaries Act to provide clarity in respect of the authority of estate trustees and guardians/attorneys of property.
This week on Hull on Estates, Natalia Angelini and Stuart Clark discuss options that may be available to help protect a trustee when drafting a Will or Trust.