PRACTICE AREA: Estates & Trusts

WeirFoulds Estates & Trusts Newsletter | Financial Abuse of the Elderly

Recent License Appeal Tribunal decision provides guidance on the issue of financial abuse of the elderly

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WeirFoulds Estates & Trusts Newsletter | Limitation Periods

Two recent Ontario Court of Appeal decisions concerning the application of limitation periods in trusts and estates litigation are discussed

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WeirFoulds Estates & Trusts Newsletter | Doctrine of Rectification

In Canada v. Fairmont Hotels Inc., the Supreme Court of Canada narrows the scope of the doctrine of rectification

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Digest of the Week | Meaning of

The British Columbia Supreme Court discusses how to interpret "survive ... by five days" in the Wills, Estates and Succession Act.

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Proof of Facts | Appointment and Removal Personal Representatives

General discussion on the appointment of executors and administrators and their rights and duties in these roles.

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WeirFoulds Estates & Trusts Newsletter | Medical Assistance in Dying

Author discusses Bill C-14 and the important implications for regulators, medical practitioners, nurse practitioners, and individuals seeking medical assistance in dying.

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CED: An Overview of the Law - Trusts

This post outlines the general principles of trusts, including: trusts distinguished from other relationships, secret trusts, express trusts, the three certainties, precatory trusts, application of the Statute of Frauds, and the creation of an express trust.

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WestlawNext Canada is the 2016 Winner of the Hugh Lawford Award

We are excited to announce that last week, WestlawNext Canada received the Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing.

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The case comment explores the issue of whether the Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) an asset that flows into the Estate (to be divided amongst the Estate’s residuary beneficiaries)? Or, to the person named by the Deceased, pre-death, as a beneficiary on the designation/declaration form?

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Word of the Week - Perpetuity

Oldfield, Re | 1949 CarswellMan 14 | Manitoba Court of King's Bench

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Garwood v. Garwood Estate | 2013 CarswellMan 324 | Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench

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News and Views — WeirFoulds Estates & Trusts Newsletter

This post discusses physician-assisted suicide and the Supreme Court of Canada case Carter v Canada (Attorney General).

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