What I’m Reading: Interesting Estate Litigation Articles for September 2021

The following is a roundup of noteworthy articles published this month on estate litigation and related issues:

  1. Ian Hull at Hull & Hull LLP (in Ontario) discusses the potential drawbacks of naming multiple co-executors in your will (who must work together): https://hullandhull.com/2021/09/should-you-have-co-executors-for-your-will/
  2. Stan Rule at Sabey Rule discusses a recent B.C. Court of Appeal decision which held that a creditor who has registered a judgment against real property held in the name of the debtor cannot enforce the judgment in respect of a beneficial interest of another person in the property, even if that interest is not registered: http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/2021/09/chichak-v-chichak.html
  3. Tyler Lin at de Vries Litigation LLP (Ontario) considers whether secret recordings are effective in litigation: https://devrieslitigation.com/can-secret-recordings-be-effective-evidence-in-litigation/
  4. Albert Oosterhoff at WEL Partners (Toronto) discusses the rights of beneficiaries to obtain information from trustees: https://welpartners.com/blog/2021/09/information-trustees-must-disclose-to-beneficiaries-the-joint-interest-exception/
  5. Paul Trudelle at Hull & Hull LLP (in Ontario) discusses an Alberta case in which it was ordered that no further steps could be taken without leave of the court in what amounted to frivolous estate litigation: https://hullandhull.com/2021/09/when-enough-is-enough-ending-estate-claims/

Happy reading!