John O'Sullivan

WeirFoulds LLP

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A new entitlement of independent adult children to a share of their parents’ estate?

Canada - October 13 2009 In Ontario freedom of testamentary disposition is restricted by the Succession Law Reform Act.

The duty of an attorney to account

Canada - March 18 2009 As a general rule, a person exercising a power of attorney for property in Ontario has no legal duty to account to anyone other than the grantor of the power, where there are no reasonable grounds to believe the grantor is incapable of managing property.

Lori M. Duffy

Reverberations for real estate agents

Canada - May 23 2011 What is the duty of a real estate agent to verify the information provided by the vendor of the property to prospective purchasers?

What privilege does a trustee enjoy?

Canada - July 4 2011 The law of Ontario is "reasonably clear" that trustees are under a duty to provide beneficiaries regularly with accurate information, and to make trust documents available for inspection by beneficiaries.

Babies and bath water

Canada - February 7 2011 Mediation is frequently promoted on the ground that it reduces the cost and delay inherent in litigation, and in this way it increases access to justice.