Speaking Events

Asset Tracing & Recovery Forum

Date: 23 November 2016
Location: London, UK

 In a 2015 decision (Chevron), the Supreme Court of Canada court moved away from the 2012 UK Supreme Court decision in Rubin, and the 2014 Saad Investment Privy Council decision, towards “generous and liberal” recognition of foreign judgments.
It means a judgment creditor under any judgment issued by a court anywhere in the world, can seek recognition of and enforcement of the judgment in Canada, whether or not Canada has any connection with the dispute or its parties, whether or not the judgment debtor has any assets in Canada at the time of the application, and whether or not the judgment debtor appeared in the proceedings.


Roundtable: Mediation & Arbitration – Does It Work Or Is It More Trouble Than It Is Worth?

Date: 21 April 2016
Location: Toronto, Canada

ICSC Canadian Shopping Centre Law Conference.

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Discretionary Trust Essentials

Date: 5 April 2016
Location: Toronto, Canada

• Valuation of interests in a discretionary trust

• Trustee obligations to disclose information to beneficiaries

OBA Professional Development.  Click here for Presentation PDF.


Developments In The Law Of Enforcement Of Foreign Judgments

Date: 10 February 2016
Location: Rosewood Tucker's Point, Bermuda

Conference: Legal Week Private Client Forum Americas.

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Critical Considerations in Advising Trustees

Date: 4 February 2015
Location: Toronto, Canada

• Exploring the scope and restrictions of trustee indemnification

• Best practices for limiting trustee liability

• Helpful guidance for advising trustees

Conference:  No Bones About It: Critical Issues and Essential Updates in Trusts and Estates Law – OBA Institute Program

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Settlement Strategies in Different Practice Areas: Comparing Notes

Date: 26 November 2015
Location: Toronto, Canada

Conference: Successful Settlements Strategies and Tactics for Civil Litigators – Osgoode Professional Development.

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Why The Civil Trial is Worth Saving

Date: 6 February 2014
Location: Toronto, Canada

2014 OBA Civil Litigation Program.

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Best Practices, Practical Tips, and Risk Management Strategies for Estate Planning.

Date: 7 February 2013
Location: Toronto, Canada

Ontario Bar Association’s Institute 2013 Trusts and Estates Law.

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International Trust Litigation

Date: 6 December 2012
Location: London, UK

A Fresh Look at International Trust Disputes: An Interactive Forum on International Trust Litigation.

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