Wills & Trusts - Vancouver Section Meeting 

Jan. 28, 2020
Vancouver BC

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Toigo Estate (Re), 2018 BCSC 936 
This meeting is being hosted by the Wills & Trusts - Vancouver Section. 

Speaker(s): Helen Low, QC
Nathan Surkan, Articled Student, Fasken
Time: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 4:15pm - 5:15pm (Pacific Time)
Location: Law Courts Inn, 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Meal Cost: N/A
CPD Hours: 1.00

Historically in Canada, the courts have the power to provide advice, opinions and direction on the management and administration of a trust property. However, the courts would not step into the role of the trustee, and exercise the discretion of the trustees for the trustees. They would not also give a pre-emptive approval of the intended actions of the trustee if those actions were within the authority of the trustee to make. 

Come join Helen Low, QC, who will speak about the Re Toigo decision, a landmark ruling in British Columbia, which arguably expands the clarity of the scope of the court’s jurisdiction across Canada.  The British Columbia Supreme Court adopted the approach taken by the Royal court of Guernsey in LKM to specifically import into Canadian law the acceptance, within the court’s inherent jurisdiction, of the ability for the court to sanction discretionary decisions of the trustee where those are "momentous."

The meeting will commence with Nathan Surkan's case comment on Herbach v. Herbach Estate, 2019 BCCA 370.

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