Trusts and estates

Court awards costs of $325,000 on a substantial indemnity basis in estate case

Court awards costs of $325,000 on a substantial indemnity basis in estate case

Brothers raised over 300 objections to sister’s expenses in handling the estate as trustee

Appellate court agrees with lower court’s application of armchair rule in interpreting a will

Appellate court agrees with lower court’s application of armchair rule in interpreting a will

From testator’s vantage point, Court construes will in light of surrounding facts: armchair rule

Proposed estates law changes will create convenience and more litigation, say lawyers

Proposed estates law changes will create convenience and more litigation, say lawyers

The Accelerating Access to Justice Act includes spate of amendments to various estates legislation

Court voids conditions in will which gave friend an interest in deceased's house due to ambiguity

Court voids conditions in will which gave friend an interest in deceased's house due to ambiguity

Issue is whether will gives friend a licence or a life interest to occupy the property

Durham Community Legal Clinic partnering with digital estate-planner

Durham Community Legal Clinic partnering with digital estate-planner

Will add efficiency for clinic, court system and help alleviate poverty: executive director

Referral network for women lawyers adds list for licensed insolvency trustees

Referral network for women lawyers adds list for licensed insolvency trustees

ReferToHer launched in June 2019 and expanded to corporate lists this January