Diane Vieira Archive

Email: dvieira@devrieslitigation.com

Site: http://www.devrieslitigation.com

About: Diane has practiced in the area of estate, trust and capacity litigation since she was called to the Ontario Bar in 2006. She obtained her law degree from Queen’s University after completing an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto. She is a member of the executive of the Trusts & Estates Section of the Ontario Bar Association and a member of the Toronto Lawyers Association.


Court of Appeal Confirms New Approach to Costs in Estate Litigation

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

In a recent court of appeal decision, the court upheld the trial judge's costs award and reiterated the deference allotted to trial judges when exercising discretion to fix costs. In Prelorentzos v. Havaris, the court dismissed the appellant's appeal.  At trial, the appellant was found to be the deceased's common law ...

Executor Compensation – The Last Chapter

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Today's Blog was Written by Jacob Kaufman The Divisional Court has just written another chapter in the ongoing saga of a dispute between two sisters, Erna and Hilda, who have been in litigation against each other since 2003. Erna had acted as attorney for property of her parents since 2002 and ...