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.

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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 ...