LEAVING QUEBEC? DON’T FORGET TO PACK YOUR NOTARIAL WILL

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The recent case of Morton v. Christian is a reminder to Quebec residents - if you execute a notarial Will, you need to appreciate the manner in which the notarial Will can be revoked. Notarial Wills stem from the Quebec Civil Code. They are executed before a notary, who then registers ...

When can an attorney for property make charitable gifts?

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

I was recently asked about whether, and when, an attorney for property can make charitable gifts on behalf of a grantor. The answer depends in part on whether the grantor of the power of attorney (the “POA”) is capable of managing property at the time the gift is made. While the ...

A Reminder of the Rules for Investing

Monday, September 15th, 2014

The judgment in Miles v. Vince[1] was issued recently by the British Columbia Court of Appeal and is a reminder of the strict duties trustees face in selecting investments. The case centred around the investments of two trusts, referred to in the judgment as the Family Trust and the Insurance Trust. ...