Joshua Lai

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Biography

Joshua joined Richards Buell Sutton as an associate in 2020.  He is a member of the firm’s Estate and Wealth Advisory group, and his practice is focused on wills and estates litigation. Josh’s experience in the subject matter of estates and trusts is broad, and includes time as a consultant with an overseas trust company.  Most recently, Josh was an associate at a large international firm where he maintained a hybrid estate planning and estate litigation practice, and was a member of the team which was ranked Band 1 in Private Wealth Law in the Chambers High Net Worth 2018 Legal Rankings.

Representative Client Work:

  • Advising clients with respect to wills variations claims and disputes over ownership of joint assets
  • Advising clients with respect to alleged misuse of Powers of Attorney, and investigations by the Public Guardian and Trustee
  • Committeeship applications
  • Undue influence and incapacity claims
  • Passing of Executor and Trustee accounts
  • Breach of fiduciary duty cases
  • Josh has appeared at all levels of court in British Columbia