Firm News

Justin to Present at the 2022 Frontenac Law Association’s 1000 Islands Legal Conference

September 22, 2022

Justin de Vries will be speaking at the 2022 Frontenac Law Association’s 1000 Islands Legal Conference this September. He will be providing an update on recent and important estate, trust and capacity decisions. We hope you can join us! We hope you will enjoy reading this paper which Justin will be presenting on.

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada for 2023

August 25, 2022

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is pleased to announce that Justin de Vries, Diane Vieira, Gillian Fournie and Jacob Kaufman have been recognized in the 17th 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. Thank you to our peers…read more

Welcome Chris!

August 16, 2022

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is pleased to welcome Christopher Cook as a student-at-law. Christopher obtained his law degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Prior to law school, he completed his M.A. in philosophy at Western University, as well as a specialist undergraduate degree in philosophy at the University of Toronto. During his…read more

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP recognized by Chambers and Partners 2022

July 19, 2022

Our firm is proud to be recognized as Band II in this year’s Chambers and Partners ranking. In addition, Justin de Vries has once again been recognized as Band II individually, and Jacob Kaufman has been recognized in the up-and-coming category. Congratulations Justin and Jacob!

Welcome to Elaine and Jonathon!

June 22, 2022

We’re please to announce two new additions to de VRIES LITIGATION LLP! Elaine Yu is an associate who previously articled and served as bilingual counsel at the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee. Jonathon Vander Zee is our summer student, who is in the process of completing a dual degrees (a B.A. in Law…read more

Justin to Present at the LSO’s Six-Minute Estates Lawyer Program

May 5, 2022

Justin will be speaking on the topic of deathbed retainers at the Law Society of Ontario’s annual Six-Minute Estates Lawyer program on May 25, 2022.  Further details can be found here.

Justin to Speak to the Estate Planners Council of Halton and at the Six-Minute Estates Lawyer Program of 2022

March 21, 2022

Justin de Vries will be speaking to the Estate Planners Council of Halton on April 21, on the subject of “Estates, Trusts and Capacity Legal Update – Recent Cases of Note”. Subsequently, he will speak at the Law Society of Ontario’s annual Six-Minute Estates Lawyer program on May 25, 2022. His topic will be on…read more

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is hiring!

March 10, 2022

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is looking for a new associate to join our firm. We are seeking a candidate with 2+ years of litigation experience. Estate litigation experience is an asset but not required. de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is a recognized leader in the thriving estate, trust and capacity bar. We are a collegial and collaborative firm…read more

Justin and Karen to Speak at Hamilton Law Association Estate & Trust Seminar

January 24, 2022

Justin de Vries and Karen Watters will be speaking at the Hamilton Law Association’s Estate & Trust Seminar on February 24. Karen will be speaking on case law updates regarding the Calmusky decision of 2020, and Justin will be speaking on the topic of assessors. We hope you can join us for this excellent program.

Diane to Chair Program on Cultural Competency & Elder Law

November 30, 2021

On December 2, 2021, Diane will chair the OBA’s program “Cultural Competency & Elder Law: Practical & Ethical Considerations.”  The program addresses issues surrounding providing legal services to Ontario’s aging multicultural population.