Recent Court Decisions and Planning Implications
Date: November 13, 2018
Speaker: Patrice Newman
Patrice has a wide-ranging litigation practice, with concentration on estate disputes, involving challenging and defending wills, disinheritances, probate matters, incapacity issues and adult guardianship. Patrice has served on the executive of the Wills, Estates and Trusts section of the BC Canadian Bar Association, serving as its chair from 2011 to 2013 and holding other executive positions for the past 9 years. She presents at Provincial professional development conferences for her colleagues, sharing her depth of knowledge with respect to estate disputes and civil procedure. Patrice is also a mentor for younger lawyers, and volunteers time to assist UVic law students with their legal studies.
A review of recent B.C. court decisions and the implications for estate planners, including the meaning of "spouse" in the Wills, Estates and Succession Act.