Firm News

2018 Six-Minute Estate Lawyer – Justin Presenting

March 29, 2018

On May 3, 2018, Justin will be presenting on his topic “Estates – Privilege and the Duty of Confidentiality” at the Six-Minute Estate Lawyer conference. To view the program agenda or to sign up, click here.

Justin to Speak at EPCOH

March 27, 2018

On April 26, 2018, Justin will be presenting as a guest speaker at the Estate Planning Council of Halton (EPCOH).  He will discuss noteworthy and recent estate and trust cases. For more information about EPCOH, please visit their website here.

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP to Sponsor 8th Annual Young Women in Law Charity Gala

February 9, 2018

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is a proud sponsor of Young Women in Law’s 8th Annual Charity Gala. Young Women in Law is a not for profit organization for women lawyers in their early stages of practice. Anna Alizadeh of our office is a board member of this organization. The Gala will take place on Wednesday,…read more

Welcome aboard, Ronald!

January 10, 2018

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is pleased to welcome Ronald Neal as a student-at-law. Ronald studied law at Osgoode Hall and participated in the LPP program at Ryerson University. Ronald anticipates being called to the bar in June 2018 after completing his work placement with the firm. Ronald brings with him strong research, writing, and advocacy skills…read more

Justin to Co-Chair and Diane to Present at Upcoming LSO Program

January 8, 2018

Justin will co-chair the upcoming January 15, 2018 program, “Estate Accounting 2018”. Diane will be presenting on digital assets in a passing of accounts application. The program will discuss various estate accounting issues and questions. To sign up for the program or for more information, please click here.

Diane Receives Osgoode Certificate in Elder Law

November 30, 2017

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP congratulates Diane Vieira for receiving the Osgoode Certificate in Elder Law from Osgoode Hall Law School. Diane is looking forward to continuing to advocate elder law issues.

Justin and Rebecca Published in Law Times

November 8, 2017

In the October 23, 2017 issue of Law Times, Justin de Vries and Rebecca Studin discussed the recent decision in Seepa v. Seepa and the minimal evidentiary standard required to obtain an order for directions in a will challenge. Read the full article here.

Jacob Quoted in Law Times

October 27, 2017

On October 23, 2017, Jacob Kaufman was quoted in the Law Times article, “Indian Act ‘paternalistic’ on will-making”. Jacob discusses estate issues impacting Indigenous Canadians subject to the Indian Act. To read the full article, click here.  

Justin to Speak at the LSUC’s 20th Annual Estates & Trusts Summit

October 3, 2017

Justin will be speaking at the two day 20th Annual Estates & Trusts Summit, to be held in Toronto on October 16-17, 2017. On Day One of the Summit, Justin will be the moderator on the topic, “How to Win an Undue Influence Case”. On Day Two of the summit, Justin will present on the…read more

Justin to chair Advocates’ Society Program

September 12, 2017

Justin will be chairing the Advocates’ Society program, Will Challenge Advocacy for Estate Litigators, on September 28, 2017. The program will discuss how to prepare for and execute effective examinations of drafting solicitors and treating physicians. You can join the program in person or by live webcast. To sign up for the program or for…read more