NEW ESTATE INFORMATION RETURN: ADDITIONAL NOTES OF CAUTION

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

In a recent blog – just in time for the holidays as the blogger put it – executors and prospective executors were alerted to the requirement in Ontario for a new estate information return to be filed in addition to an application for a Certificate of appointment of Estate Trustee ...

Waiver of Solicitor-Client Privilege

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

It is a well-recognized principle of law that communications between a client and his lawyer are privileged and remain private and confidential even after death. Only the client can choose to waive privilege and allow the communications to become public. Waiver can be either explicit or implicit. One well known ...

Will Challenges by Estate Trustees – A Hard Sell

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

If you take steps to administer an estate pursuant to a will or to otherwise behave as if a will is valid, you may lose the right to later challenge that will. In Neuberger v. York, a decision of Justice Greer released in November 2014, she considered a motion to dismiss ...