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.


Salvador Dali, Melting Clocks, Financial Incapacity, and the Removal of an Attorney for Property!

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

In 1994, Mary McMaster granted a general power of attorney to her two sons, Graeme and Malcolm. She was a wealthy woman and in good health for many years. Malcolm was the de facto manager of Mary’s assets who engaged in various investments schemes to the ultimate detriment of his ...

Summary Judgment – No Longer for the Brave or Foolhardy

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

The recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) in Hryniak heralds a sea change in‎ summary judgment motions in Ontario and will have a profound impact on estate litigation. Many lawyers in Ontario have long groused that the Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) was overly restrictive in its interpretation ...

Be Careful What You Wish For – You Just Might Waive Solicitor-Client Privilege

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Today's blog is written by Gillian Fournie, an associate at de VRIES LITIGATION. The recent Ontario Superior Court decision of Lamoureux v Lamoureux illustrates the care with which clients and counsel must take when submitting evidence to court. Without proper forethought, a party may unintentionally waive solicitor-client privilege. André Lamoureux brought an ...