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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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 ...

California Dreaming-The Right to Visit an Elderly Parent

Friday, November 7th, 2014

I recently came across this news article while reading about the litigation surrounding the final days of Casey Kasem.  The article detailed the recent enactment of new sections to California’s probate code which will come into effect January 1, 2016.  The changes will require “conservators” (a position comparable to Ontario’s ...