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 […]
WeirFoulds Congratulates Caroline Abela on becoming Vice-Chair of the Estates Litigation Practice Group, The Advocates’ Society
WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that partner Caroline Abela has been appointed Vice-Chair of the Estates Litigation Practice Group, The Advocates’ Society (TAS). Caroline will hold the Vice-Chair position for […]
Glenn W. Ackerley, Raj Anand, Sandra Astolfo, Denise Baker, Lisa A. Borsook, Clare E. Burns, Jeff G. Cowan, M. Jill Dougherty, Lori M. Duffy, Robert Eberschlag, Bryan Finlay QC, Jordan Glick, Nikiforos Iatrou, James G. Kosa, Barnet H. Kussner, W. A. Derry Millar, J. Gregory Richards, Max […]
In December 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Cowper-Smith v. Morgan, 2017 SCC 61, a case dealing with the issue of proprietary estoppel. While the facts of this case are borne out of circumstances relating to an estate, the law as set out by the Supreme Court can be equally applied in the context of commercial litigation in relation to promises made in a commercial context.
According to a 2012 survey conducted by lawyers’ insurance company LawPRO, 56 per cent of Canadian adults do not have a signed will and 71 per cent do not have a signed power of attorney. The Ontario Bar Association hopes to tackle this issue during Make a Will Month, a public outreach campaign aimed at educating the public about the importance of executing a will and powers of attorney and informing the public about the ways in which lawyers can assist in estate planning.
WeirFoulds partner Caroline Abela discussed the importance of having a will and the Make a Will initiative taking place as a result of a partnership between the Toronto Public Library and the Ontario Bar Association on Ontario Morning on the CBC.
November is Make a Will month and the Toronto Public Library and the Ontario Bar Association have teamed up to bring lawyers to local library branches.
WeirFoulds litigation partner Clare Burns co-authored an article for The Lawyer’s Daily.
Hollywood’s vision of an estate solicitor sitting at their desk mulling fine points of tax law while sipping tea and drafting a will is so far from modern practice as to be laughable. One troubling issue for estate practitioners in the 21st century is the plethora of unique assets that have to be planned for, administered, and/or disposed of in a safe and permissible manner. An unscientific survey of our colleagues’ experiences yields some useful tips for dealing with unusual assets.
WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that partner Caroline Abela has been appointed Chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates Law Section.
Caroline Abela co-writes about third party funding in estates litigation in the latest edition of the OBA Section Insider: Trusts and Estates Law
WeirFoulds partner Caroline Abela contributed an article to the latest edition of the OBA’s Section Insider: Trusts and Estates Law discussing the prevalence of third party funding agreements in the Canadian market.
Please click here to access the Summer 2017 ABA-SIL IPCC Newsletter.
Over the past year, the Court of Appeal for Ontario has released a number of decisions which consider the application of limitation periods in trusts and estates litigation. Two of […]
In February 2016, we wrote about the Cy and Ruby’s Act (Parental Recognition), 2015, which proposed a number of amendments to statutes dealing with parental recognition. We noted that the proposed […]
WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that 27 of our lawyers have been listed in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers® in Canada. WeirFoulds has proudly earned 45 rankings in 21 […]