All posts in the ‘Legal Capacity’ category

Summary: The 2012-2013 Public Guardian and Trustee Annual Report

The B.C. Public Guardian and Trustee (“PGT”) recently issued its Annual Report for 2012-2013.   From 2012–2013, the PGT served approximately 30,300 clients and managed approximately $893 million of client assets. Most PGT clients have some vulnerability often resulting from their status as minors or mental incapability.  Clients can include:   • Children in continuing care… View this post »

I can do that as Committee, can’t I?

Many people who have been appointed committees of a patient’s estate wonder what their rights and duties are in that role.  Some people believe that they are obligated to preserve the patient’s assets exactly as they were at the time of their appointment while others believe that they are entitled to alter the state of… View this post »

BCLI Publishes Report on Common-Law Tests of Capacity

The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI), formerly known as the Law Reform Commission of British Columbia, is a not-for-profit law reform agency that works to improve and modernize the law.  BCLI has had significant influence on important changes in the law in many different areas.  Most recently, many of its recommendations in areas of family… View this post »