All posts in the ‘Costs Issues’ category

Does the Public Guardian and Trustee Charge Fees?

The Public Guardian and Trustee of British Columbia (the “PGT”) plays many roles in administering and overseeing matters for individuals who lack the ability to do so.  For example, the PGT may act as the Committee of the Estate, managing the financial affairs of someone who is unable to do so himself.  The PGT also… View this post »

Wilson v. Lougheed, 2012 BCSC 1166 – Court Awards Special Costs Against Executor in Wills Variation Claim

In order to discourage improper conduct during the course of litigation, “special costs” may be imposed on litigants that have acted reprehensibly during the course of litigation. Special costs are a much higher award of costs- typically at least 80 percent of actual costs of the party awarded them; sometimes even higher. This percentage is… View this post »