Elder Law and Estates

Swadron Associates' focus in the area of elder law is the enhancement of personal autonomy in the following areas.

  • Guardianship applications for property and personal care under the Substitute Decisions Act, 1992
  • Disputed powers of attorney
  • Misconduct by attorneys and guardians
  • Representation of persons alleged to be incapable

Our estate litigation practice encompasses several types of cases including:

  • Contested wills
  • Misconduct by estate trustees
  • Applications to pass accounts
  • Lawyer negligence claims
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Health Law

Health law comprises a core area of our practice. In addition to Elder Law and Consent and Capacity work, we act in the following types of proceedings:

  • Appeals to the Health Services Appeal and Review Board
  • Representation of complainants and of regulated health care professionals in misconduct cases
  • Proceedings under the Substitute Decisions Act, 1992 and Health Care Consent Act, 1996
  • Representation of persons found not criminally responsible before the Ontario Review Board
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Public Interest Advocacy

We accept selected cases, many of which are test cases, involving the abuse of power by state authorities, including:

  • Judicial review of governement action
  • Cases based on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Police and correctional abuse
  • Negligent investigation
  • Human rights complaints
  • Coroners inquests
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Professional Negligence

We accept selected cases involving negligence claims against professionals, including:

  • Lawyers
  • Accountants
  • Public Authorities
  • Other
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Victim Representation

Swadron Associates has a proud record of protecting the rights of victims of crime, including:

  • Civil sexual assault claims
  • Representation of complainants and witnesses seeking to prevent the disclosure of their counselling and other records in criminal proceedings (O’Connor and Mills applications)
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation Board applications
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