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35 minutes
Ian Wright
Middlesex Law Association
35 minutes
$79.00 plus tax
The Fourteenth Annual Wills, Estates & Trusts Seminar
Includes Handouts

A review of last year’s important estate cases for both solicitors and litigators including:

Moore v. Sweet, 2018 SCC 52
Q: in a contest between two innocent parties, when will the court impress the proceeds of a life insurance policy with a constructive trust?

Marley v. Salga, 2019 ONCA 3527
Q: when will a “course of dealing” be sufficient to severe a joint tenancy?

Shannon v. Hrabovsky, 2018 ONSC 6593
Q: does the discoverability principle apply to applicants in will challenge cases?

Milne Estate (Re), 2019 ONSC 579 (Div. Ct.)
Q: Is a will a trust and can it fail for lacking one of the “Three Certainties”?


Ian Wright

Ian is a litigator who specializes in estate litigation, specifically disputes concerning wills, testamentary capacity, undue influence, estate accounting, guardianship orders and dependent’s relief claims. Ian is retained by estate trustees and beneficiaries, as well as attorneys under powers of attorney for property and guardians of property to provide advice and bring court proceedings to ensure the rights of individuals in estate matters are enforced and protected. Ian also speaks at educational seminars on issues which arise in estate matters and has acts as an agent for the Children’s Lawyer as well as the Public Guardian and Trustee.

A graduate of both McGill (B.A. ’85) and Dalhousie (LL.B. ’90), Ian was called to the Bar in 1992 and returned to London to practice law. A director of the Rotary Club of London, Ian has also volunteered for the United Way, Big Brothers, Community Living London and First St. Andrew’s United Church. Ian enjoys travelling, tennis, spending time with his family, and he has run several Boston Marathons.

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