Firm News

Welcome Tyler!

November 20, 2020

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is pleased to welcome Tyler Lin as a student-at-law. Tyler obtained his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School after completing an undergraduate degree (honours) in philosophy from York University.  During his time at Osgoode, Tyler gained a variety of experience including securities litigation with the Investor Protection Clinic, human rights…read more

Jacob is a Partner!

November 2, 2020

The partners of de VRIES LITIGATION LLP are pleased to announce that Jacob Kaufman is now a partner of the firm. Jacob has been with de VRIES LITIGATION LLP since 2015, after previously working at a large international law firm. Jacob is a tireless advocate for his clients and currently serves as the chair of…read more

Best Lawyers in Canada

September 1, 2020

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is pleased to announce that Justin de Vries, Gillian Fournie, and Diane Vieira have been recognized in the 15th edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada for their work in Trusts and Estates. Justin was also recognized in the category of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Congratulations!

Congratulations, Diane and Gillian!

June 17, 2020

Diane will be reprising her role as the newsletter editor of the OBA’s Elder Law Section Executive. Gillian has also been re-elected as a Member at Large of the OBA’s Trusts and Estates Law Section Executive. Thank you to everyone who cast their vote in support!

Voting in OBA Elections Now Open!

June 4, 2020

Every year, the OBA sections hold an election for their executive. Voting is now open to all members of the OBA sections: Diane Vieira and Gillian Fournie are running for membership of the Elder Law and Estates and Trust sections, respectively. We would appreciate your vote!

COVID-19 Court Updates

April 3, 2020

The Ontario Superior Court has posted several Notices to the Profession which may be accessed here.

Welcome to Noah Haynes!

March 4, 2020

Noah Haynes joins de VRIES LITIGATION LLP as our newest lawyer. Noah was called to the Ontario Bar in 2018. Prior to joining de VRIES LITIGATION LLP, Noah worked at the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario, Civil Law Division where he conducted civil motions and applications on behalf of the Crown. Noah’s practice…read more

Rebecca to Speak at OBA Program “Wills and Estate Planning: A Primer”

November 4, 2019

On November 4, 2019, Rebecca will be presenting on ‘Finalizing the Will and Next Steps’ at the OBA Trusts and Estates Law Program, “Wills and Estate Planning: A Primer”. She will cover several topics including improper execution of a will, proving a lost will, and changes to will made after execution. To read more about…read more

Diane to Mentor Young Women in Law

September 24, 2019

On September 25, 2019, Diane will be offering her mentorship alongside other well-established women lawyers in Toronto to Young Women in Law (“YWL”), through the YWL’s 8th Annual Speed Mentoring event. Click here for more details.

Justin to Co-Chair the Advocates’ Society Program “Capable or Not? Litigating & Mediating POA Disputes”

August 29, 2019

On September 18, 2019, Justin will be co-chairing the Advocates’ Society program, “Capable or Not? Litigating & Mediating POA Disputes”. If you are looking to find practical tips and strategies in mediating and litigating complex power of attorney disputes, this program may interest you. To read more, click here.