Wills & Trusts - Vancouver Section Meeting 

Apr. 2, 2019
Vancouver BC

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The Evolving Definition of a Spouse
This meeting is being hosted by the Wills and Trusts Vancouver Section.

Speaker(s): Amy Mortimore, Clark Wilson LLP
Gillian Crouch, Singleton Reynolds LLP
Time: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm (Pacific Time)
Location: Law Courts Inn, 800 Smithe Street, 4th Floor Vancouver, BC V6Z 2E1
CPD Hours: 1.00
Please note that this is an estimate of the total hours of CPD that are being offered. Upon the conclusion of the meeting, an assessment will be made as to exactly how many hours will be approved.

At our next meeting, Amy Mortimore, senior estate lawyer and partner at Clark Wilson LLP, will give us an update on the definition of a "spouse" in the estate context. Amy will discuss some of the most recent cases on this topic, including  

  • Re Connor Estate, 2017 BCSC 978;
  • Re Berkenbos Estate, 2018 BCSC 1661; and
  • Mother 1 v. Solus Trust Company, 2019 BCSC 200.

Ultimately, Amy's presentation will focus on the questions of whether the courts are broadening the definition of "spouse" and how we may contribute to the development of the definition going forward. 

Gillian Crouch, associate in the wills and estates practice group at Singleton Reynolds LLP, will present a case comment on Salomon v Matte-Thompson, 2019 SCC 14, a recent professional liability case where a lawyer encouraged his client to invest in what turned out to be a Ponzi scheme.

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