Hear from John E.S. Poyser – Leading Expert on Capacity in Western Canada

John E.S. Poyser, of The Wealth & Estate Law Group delivered a webinar for us that is now available on-demand, so you can watch and learn at your convenience. Check out: Independent Legal Advice – Adjusting the Duty of Care to Different Transactions

John has been a lawyer since 1987, and is licensed to practice in Ontario, Alberta, and Manitoba. Over the last two decades he has focused his practice on wills, trusts, and other wealth transfers, and is considered a leading expert on capacity in Canada.

John is the author of Capacity and Undue Influence, dealing with the law of capacity, intention, knowledge and approval, and undue influence as they relate to the transfer of wealth. Published by Carswell in 2014, this textbook aids lawyers and the judiciary alike in the transfer of wealth by will, gift, or trust.

Prior to authoring the eight-hundred page text, Capacity and Undue Influence, John coauthored ten editions of the Carswell text, The Taxation of Trusts, a Practitioner’s Guide, and continues to contribute articles in The Estates, Trusts and Pensions Journal.

John lectures for law societies and bar associations across Canada, and was one of the sessional chairs for LESA’s 53rd Annual Refresher: Wills and Estates and co-chair of LESA’s Managing Wills & Estates Matters (both postponed this past spring due to the global pandemic).


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