Summary of Meetings: Wills & Trusts - Vancouver
Number of Meetings Held: 5
October 19, 2021
Registration Count: 108
Guest Speaker: Tara Britnell, QC, Hamilton Duncan; Natasha Liu, DLA Piper
Meeting Title/Topic: Guardian Against Undue Influence - A Lawyer’s Role from the Office to the Courtroom
Synopsis: After providing a case comment on Sherman Estate v. Donovan, 2021 SCC 25, Tara Britnell, QC and Natasha Liu offered practical tips for both solicitors and litigators on how to guard against undue influence.
December 01, 2021
Registration Count: 96
Guest Speaker: Rhonda Johnson, Dentons; Marni Pernica, Aird Berlis; Marilyn Piccini Roy, Robinson Sheppard Shapiro ; Stephanie Ovens, Farris
Meeting Title/Topic: Cross-Border Issues & Planning Considerations
Synopsis: Practical advice on what BC lawyers should consider when preparing estate planning documents that may be used in other provinces.
February 15, 2022
Registration Count: 143
Guest Speaker: Fiona Hunter, Home Coupar LLP; Gerry Cuttler, Q.C, Cuttler & Company ; Sandra L. Enticknap, Q.C, Miller Thomson; Justina Driedger, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
Meeting Title/Topic: Ethical Issues in Estates Practice
Synopsis: Case comment on Simard v. Simard Estate, 2021 BCSC 1836 and how ethical issues can arise in an estates practice.
March 22, 2022
Registration Count: 138
Guest Speaker: Gordon Behan, Clark Wilson LLP; Eric Clavier, Fasken
Meeting Title/Topic: Section 151
Synopsis: Insights into Section 151 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act.
April 19, 2022
Registration Count: 72
Guest Speaker: Monique Shebbeare, Monique Shebbeare Law Corporation
Meeting Title/Topic: Multi-Parent Families in BC and Their Estates
Synopsis:. Discussion on multi-parent families. Multi-parent families can include polyamorous families, couples who choose to be legal parents with their ‘donor’, and couples who choose to be legal parents with their surrogate, among others.