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A New Trustee Act for Alberta

• From 2009 to 2012 Phil Renaud, QC has participated in a working group on the Uniform Trustee Act for the Uniform Law Conference of Canada. The purpose of the Uniform Trustee Act is to provide a modernized statute that makes substantive reforms to both statutory and non-statutory rules of trust law

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2015 Lake Louise Wills & Estates Refresher

Philip Renaud, QC recently chaired the Tax panel at the 2015 Lake Louise Wills & Estates Refresher from April 19 to 21, 2015, at the Chateau Lake Louise in Banff National Park. Phil's panelists discussed "New Developments in the Taxation of Trusts", "Charitable Giving" and "How the 21 Year Deemed D

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Phil Renaud Completes Mediating Disputes Course

Phil Renaud successfully completed the Mediating Disputes course at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School Executive Education, from June 1 to 5, 2015. The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is a university consortium of Harvard, MIT and Tufts dedicated to developing the theory

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Helen Ward and John Hope, QC Named Best Lawyers

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016 has named Helen R. Ward Trusts and Estates - Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" and John M. Hope, QC Product Liability Law "Lawyer of the Year". Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honoured as the "Lawyer of the Year." In addition, Duncan Cr

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Philip Renaud in the Globe and Mail

Philip Renaud weighed in on why retirement planning is much more complicated for couples who have a child with a developmental disability in the Globe and Mail article "Parents of a Disabled Child have to save for Three." Parents who have children with disabilities often depend on siblings or ot

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7 Duncan Craig Lawyers named in the 2016 Lexpert Directory

Duncan Craig LLP is proud to announce that 7 of its lawyers have been named in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. Being included in the Directory is an acknowledgement of excellence by a practitioner's own peers and colleagues. Published since 1997, the annual Canadian Legal Lexpert Director

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2017 Edition of Best Lawyers Announced

Congratulations to Vivian R. Stevenson, QC who was named the Best Lawyers 2017 Insurance Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Edmonton. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honoured as the "Lawyer of the Year." Thirteen lawyers from Duncan Craig LLP were included in the 2017 Editio

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Presentation to STEP Edmonton

Helen Ward and Phil Renaud, QC gave a presentation to The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP Edmonton) on February 23, 2017 on "Mediation v. Litigation by Case Study". The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners is the leading international organization for trust and estate profession

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2018 Edition of Best Lawyers Announced

Congratulations to Vivian R. Stevenson, QC who was named the Best Lawyers 2018 Legal Malpractice Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Edmonton. Congratulations to Philip J. Renaud, QC who was named the Best Lawyers 2018 Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year" in Edmonton. Only a single lawyer in each special

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5 Duncan Craig Lawyers named in the 2017 Lexpert Directory

Duncan Craig LLP is proud to announce that 5 of its lawyers have been named in the 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. Being included in the Directory is an acknowledgement of excellence by a practitioner's own peers and colleagues. Published since 1997, the annual Canadian Legal Lexpert Director

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7 Duncan Craig Lawyers named in the 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

The 2018 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory identifies recommended practitioners in over 60 separate practice areas, as well as leading law firms in over 40 practice areas. There are three levels of recommendation: Most Frequently; Consistently; and Repeatedly. Congratulations to:

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Philip Renaud quoted in the Globe and Mail

Philip Renaud weighed in on why it is important to choose the right executor, trustee or attorney in the Globe and Mail article "Preparing now for cognitive decline is just Plain Smart." A legal representative may need specialized knowledge to deal with assets such as family business or vacation

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2019 Edition of Best Lawyers Announced

Congratulations to John M Hope, QC who was named the Best Lawyers 2019 Product Liability Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Edmonton. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honoured as the "Lawyer of the Year." Sixteen lawyers from Duncan Craig LLP were included in the 2019 Edition

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