Professional Background

Darren Stewart is an Associate in the Business Litigation Group.  Darren’s practice is focused in the areas of estate and trust litigation.

He assists clients with a range of matters including:

  • assisting executors, trustees or beneficiaries in probate matters and the administration of a trust or estate
  • passing executor/trustee accounts before the court
  • wills variation claims
  • claims regarding the validity of a will
  • claims related to gifts given during the life of a deceased person or issues arising with the passing of jointly held assets
  • issues relating to life insurance
  • estate and succession planning strategies to avoid litigation
  • estate planning including wills, representation agreements, family/spousal/alter ego trusts and
  • issues relating to adult capacity (committeeship applications, trust variation or management)

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (English and Professional Writing), University of Victoria: 2002
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia: 2009
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar: 2010