Justin de Vries Archive

Email: jdevries@devrieslitigation.com

Site: http://www.devrieslitigation.com

About: Justin has been consistently named as one of the Best Lawyers in Canada/Trusts & Estates. He is an accomplished litigator who has appeared before all levels of the Ontario Court & the Federal Court of Canada. Justin's areas of expertise include: estate, trust, and capacity litigation, as well as probate applications and estate administration. He regularly speaks on estate, trust and capacity issues.


Court Guidelines for Physician Assisted Death

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

In a landmark ruling in February 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) struck down the Criminal Code provisions prohibiting physician assisted suicide.  The SCC held that a competent adult who (1) clearly consents to the termination of life, and (2) has “a grievous and irremediable medical condition (including an ...

Family Holiday and Family Strife – Kissing Cousins?

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

The holiday season has arrived in all of its splendor – a whirlwind of the sacred and the secular. Certainly for many of us, Christmas comes lumbering in pregnant with expectation and a good deal of dread; it can be a difficult time for some for a variety of reasons. Some ...