Hull on Estates is a series of podcasts for the Canadian legal community dealing with issues and insights surrounding estate planning in Canada. Hosted by the lawyers of Hull & Hull LLP, the podcasts will touch on some of the key considerations when planning wills and estates
Are an Applicant’s Own Medical Records Producible in a Will Challenge?
This week, Stuart Clark and Sydney Osmar discuss Kinnear v Kinnear, 2021 ONSC 6539, a recent decision out of the Superior Court of Justice where the Court refused to order the production of the Applicant’s medical records in the context of a Will Challenge. Listen here to learn more.
The New Standard for Limitation Periods
This week on Hull on Estates, Natalia Angelini and Diana Betlej discuss Grant Thornton LLP v. New Brunswick, 2021 SCC 31 (CanLII), and applying the new standard for limitation periods.
Worsoff and Virtual vs. In-Person Examinations
This week on Hull on Estates, Doreen So discuss and Fred Tonelli the recent decision of WORSOFF v. MTCC 1168, 2021 ONSC 6493 (CanLII) and its implications regarding the future of in-person litigation, in light of the legal profession’s growing comfortability with remote work, as well as the positive effects remote litigation has had for the more effective administration of justice.
Unjust Enrichment and Constructive Trusts in the Commercial Context
This week on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Nick Esterbauer discuss the decision of Ryan v Ryan, 2021 NLSC 119, in which the basic principles behind unjust enrichment were applied to impress corporate shares with a constructive trust.
To Be a Trustee or Not to Be?
On today’s podcast, Paul Trudelle and Juanita Valencia discuss the issue of when a person receiving funds becomes a trustee, as analyzed in Green Light Solutions Corp. v Baker 2021 BCCA 287.
What is a Limited Grant and When Should You Consider Using It?
On today’s podcast, Stuart Clark and Rebecca Rauws discuss the limited grant under s. 29(3) of the Estates Act as a tool to consider when probate may be delayed, but there is an urgent need to deal with an estate asset. For more information, please check out Stuart’s recent blog on this topic here.