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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An Unregistered Transfer of Property Can Be Valid

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

A recent decision in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice held that a deed of transfer of land can still be valid even if the deed wasn’t registered until after the transferor died. In the case, Sproul Estate v. Sproul, the testatrix, Ann Sproul, had purchased a house in 1989 with ...

Testamentary Freedom and Public Policy: Spence v. BMO Trust Co.

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Today’s post is written by guest blogger Adam Parachin, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Western Ontario. In a post last summer I commented on a controversial case, McCorkill v Streed 2014 NBQB 148 (CanLII), in which Justice Grant of the New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench took the highly ...

Justice David Brown: A Lasting Legacy

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Congratulations to Justice David Brown who was appointed to the ONCA this week. I am sure that I speak for the Estates Bar when I wish him well in his new role. Justice Brown had a profound impact on the Estates Bar (and beyond) and leaves a lasting legacy. He certainly ...