Innovatio Awards celebrate in-house counsel, both individuals and teams, who have found ways to show leadership by becoming more efficient, innovative and creative in meeting the needs of their organizations within the Canadian legal markets
When: September 20, 2018
Where: Arcadian Court, Toronto
Event Detail: 2018 Nominations are now closed
Presented by Lexpert, the prestigious Rising Stars Awards Gala honours winners from across Canada and welcomes law firm and in-house leaders and distinguished guests to celebrate and network with others who are at the top of the legal profession
When: November 8, 2018
Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto
Event Detail: 2018 Nominations open June 4th
Presented by Lexpert, these awards recognize individuals and teams from law firms, academia, law societies and corporations that have made a significant contribution to the legal community
When: June 19, 2018
Event Detail: To purchase a table and explore sponsorship opportunities click here
An Ontario Superior Court of Justice judge last week granted the appointment of estate trustees for a will, going against a recent decision by his colleague.
When a beneficiary of an estate is missing, it puts pressure on the executor to do what is reasonable to find them before seeking relief through the courts to ensure that the executor or estate trustee is not liable.
When a person dies without a will, a complicated legal process can ensue, say lawyers.
Digital accounts and digital assets for communication, relationships, entertainment and media are now commonplace for many people, and some of that, including wealth, could be lost without proper estate planning, say lawyers.
Estate trustees have several obligations and duties to the beneficiaries and the deceased including the fiduciary duty to fulfil the intentions and carry out the administration of the estate of the testator, as outlined in their last will and testament.
The failure to clarify spousal status following divorce and update a will can create confusion and may lead to conflict when it comes to the distribution of assets following death.
A judge with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice decided the validity of two nearly identical wills this month, finding that one of the wills was invalid because in leaving the assets to the discretion of the trustees it failed to “describe with certainty” any property that is subject to the will.
Members of the Ontario Bar Association’s nascent elder law section say its emergence was an inevitable reaction to the country’s aging population.
Estate litigation matters are becoming more and more expensive. Clients are required to foot the bill for medical expert reports and examinations of solicitors.
The investment industry must act now to get ahead of the growing problem of elder financial abuse, according to one of the authors of a major new study on the subject.