Hilary E. Laidlaw

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

66 Wellington St W, Suite 5300, TD Bank Twr
Toronto, ON M5K 1E6
Phone: (416) 601-8236
Fax: (416) 868-0673
E-mail: hlaidlaw@mccarthy.ca

Counsel in the firm’s Toronto office. Certified Specialist in Estates and Trusts by The Law Society of Ontario (LSO). Recipient of 2010 Ontario Bar Association Award for Excellence in Trusts and Estates. Practice focuses on estate litigation, including incompetency matters, complex and high net-worth estate planning and administration. Extensive experience in contentious proceedings, including challenging and defending wills, passing of estate, trust and guardian accounts, court applications for advice and direction, and will and trust interpretations. Former instructor, lecturer and Head of Section for the LSO Bar Admission Course in estate planning and administration. Currently serving on the Solicitors’ Advisory Group for Bar licensing examinations since 2005. Past chair of the Ontario Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section. Frequent lecturer, conference planner and participant, and contributor to various professional and trade publications. Active participant in a variety of law reform initiatives including medical assistance in dying. Member of the Toronto Estate Planning Council and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), formerly serving on STEP National Committee. Listed in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada. Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1988.

Year Called to the Bar:1988 (ON)
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