Skilled Toronto Estate Litigation Lawyers

Disputes relating to Wills and estates are often fraught with complications owing to family dynamics and feelings of grief or uncertainty. Mills & Mills LLP takes great care to help our clients plan and design their Wills and estates in a way that anticipates and avoids disputes and unnecessary litigation; however, should the need arise, our lawyers are extremely capable and experienced with all aspects of estate litigation. We will strive to help our clients navigate the process with compassion and sensitivity.

Contested Wills and Trusts

In the City of Toronto, mediation is a required step in will disputes. Our extensive mediation experience assists us in securing cost-effective settlements with our clients’ best interests in mind, while prioritizing the preservation of family and personal relationships wherever possible.

We assist our clients with a wide range of issues, including the interpretation of Wills and trusts, and careful review of their legal rights and obligations. We review all options with our clients, and advise on the best way to proceed in the event of a conflict.

Because the estate trustee or executor oversees the distribution of assets, it is not uncommon for disputes to arise surrounding the manner in which these duties are carried out. Our estates group is highly skilled in these types of disputes, having both defended estate trustees and brought actions against them on behalf of one or more beneficiaries.

Trusted and Experienced Estate Litigators

The professionals in our firm work to protect our clients’ interests, and they have a trusted network of professionals with expertise in various fields at their disposal should it prove beneficial to the matter at hand. We routinely partner experienced litigators with younger lawyers in litigation matters in order to bring new ideas, enthusiasm and creativity to the process.

Our qualified and professional lawyers can assist clients in various disputes by:

  • Challenging a Will or trust
  • Filing a Notice of Objection in the event of a trustee dispute
  • Filing dependants’ relief claims when heirs are excluded from a Will or not sufficiently provided for
  • Litigating trustee/executor disputes
  • Litigating trustee compensation and passing of trustee accounts
  • Seeking to remove estate trustees for dishonesty or incompetence
  • Seeking orders for direction from the court
  • Acting as estate trustee during litigation

Contact the Estate Litigation Lawyers at Mills & Mills LLP

In order to benefit from our personal service, attention to detail, and compassion with respect to an estate dispute, contact us at 416­-863-0125 or send us an email for more information.

Estate Litigation Lawyers

  • David A.S. Mills

    David A.S. Mills

    Managing Partner

    David is proud to represent the fourth generation of Mills to practice at the firm. He is a great-grandson of Alexander Mills, K.C., one of the founders, grandson of Ralph S. Mills, Q.C., and a son of...

    416-682-7138 | Email
  • Geoffrey R. Cobham

    Geoffrey R. Cobham


    Geoffrey's practice primarily encompasses civil litigation, employment law, estate administration and estate planning. His litigation practice is comprised of several areas, including wrongful dismis...

    416-682-7109 | Email
  • David P. Lees

    David P. Lees


    David served his articles with Mills & Mills LLP and joined the firm in 2001. David has a diverse civil litigation practice which encompasses employment and business law, estate litigation and adv...

    416-682-7159 | Email
  • Doug Beamish

    Doug Beamish


    Doug is a family law and estate litigation lawyer and he joins us as counsel. He has over 35 years’ experience and expertise in all aspects of family law and divorce, including issues involving prop...

    416-682-7149 | Email
  • Richard Worsfold

    Richard Worsfold


    Richard is pleased to bring his over 30 years of litigation experience to Mills & Mills LLP. Richard’s practice includes a wide variety of complex matters, including Will challenges, sharehol...

    416-682-7113 | Email
  • Dave Johnston

    Dave Johnston


    Dave helps his clients by working with them to develop an estate plan tailored to their needs. His practice is devoted to protecting client's estates now, and ensuring their wishes for their loved one...

    416-682-7064 | Email
  • Lauren Kason

    Lauren Kason


    Lauren Kason joined Mills & Mills LLP as an Associate in 2017. Her practice is focused on estate litigation. Lauren assists clients by providing them with comprehensive legal advice in a cost-effe...

    416-682-7063 | Email
  • Reshma Kishnani

    Reshma Kishnani


    Reshma earned her Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management with a specialization in international relations and a minor in law from Carleton University in 2004 and graduated with her LL.B. fro...

    416-682-7062 | Email
  • Tara Vasdani

    Tara Vasdani


    Tara Vasdani is a Litigation Associate with Mills & Mills LLP. Tara joined the firm in 2018, after working as both a subrogation and employment litigator on Bay Street. She was calle...

    416-682-7077 | Email


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