WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that our partner, Caroline Abela, was selected as a 2018 Lexpert® Zenith Award winner. Winners of this award were selected based on achievement and notable contribution in social responsibility.
Caroline Abela has a vibrant career in estates and trusts litigation and commercial litigation. Her dedication to her clients is matched only by her dedication to the advancement of the legal profession and her drive to see a successful and diverse new generation of legal professionals entering the field.
As the current OBA Executive, Estates and Trusts Section, Co-Chair of the International Private Client Committee, American Bar Association – Section of International Law, Vice-Chair of the Advocates’ Society Estates and Trusts Practice Group, National Representative (Canada) for the International Association for Young Lawyers and a member of the OBA Council, Caroline is actively involved in the legal community. Her dedication to these roles, and to the legal community, demonstrate her exceptional commitment, not only to the profession, but to the members of the public whom she serves.
“Caroline is extremely deserving of this award – especially given the category of mid-career excellence. Her dedication not only to her clients, but to the advancement of the legal industry, is well known. The organizations to which she donates her time are plentiful and focused on further developing her practice of serving clients. At the firm she is active acting as a mentor to our associates and ensuring their involvement not only in her client work, but in her publication efforts as well,” said Wayne Egan, Managing Partner, WeirFoulds LLP.
Due to the nature of Caroline’s work, and the profile of her clients, much of her work is confidential. However, she is known industry wide for her ability to resolve contentious matters relating to wills, trusts, the administration of estates, power of attorney use and guardianships.