In Seepa v. Seepa, Justice Myers declined to grant a consent order for directions in a will challenge case, and instead required the parties to argue the issue on the merits. In order to obtain disclosure and procedural rights in such cases, Justice Myers indicated that bald allegations of lack of testamentary capacity and undue influence are insufficient. Rather, the applicant must show a minimal evidentiary basis to support the order for directions sought. Read the full paper here.
Rebecca Studin is a partner at de VRIES LITIGATION LLP. Rebecca acts for clients in respect of a broad range of estates matters, including will challenges, will interpretation and rectification applications, contested guardianship and power of attorney disputes, complex probate applications, and contested passings of accounts. Rebecca obtained her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. Following her call to the Bar in 2009, Rebecca was selected as a Fox Scholar and spent a year training as a barrister at the Middle Temple, Inns of Court, in London, UK. Rebecca is fluent in French.