Can an Executor be Held Liable For Not Following the Burial Wishes of a Deceased Person?
Published 08 Jan, 2018
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As Clark Wilson’s most senior estate and trust litigator, Mark gives strategic direction to some of the most complex estate files, representing both individual and institutional clients, including personal Executors and Trustees, trust companies, non-profit organizations, charities and committees.
Mark excels at moving files through the “litigation pipeline” with perseverance based on an extensive knowledge of the law and hard-fought experience.
He will be authoring a LexisNexis text on estate litigation in British Columbia with an expected publication date of December 2018.
Mark’s career has been highlighted by his long standing contributions to continuing legal education to ensure the highest standards for both new and experienced practitioners, including:
His estate litigation practice has encompassed litigants residing in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong and in various Canadian and US jurisdictions. His first reported estate decision was as co-counsel in the 1991 Brammall decision long considered a high-watermark in wills variation claims.
In recognition of his expertise and contributions, Mark was appointed Queen’s Counsel. It is Mark’s privilege to promote the goodwill of many charitable organizations and foundations through both his professional and community work.
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