Whaley Estate Litigation Partners (WEL Partners) is a Toronto based Trusts & Estates Litigation boutique practicing exclusively in estate related matters.
WEL advises Estate Trustees, Trustees, Attorneys, Guardians and Fiduciaries on their duties and obligations arising both at common law and legislatively.WEL focuses on opinions, dispute resolution, litigation and mediation of estate, trust and related matters including related issues of undue influence, decisional capacity, fraud, forgery, suspicious circumstances and technical breaches respecting testamentary instruments.WEL advises on wills, estates, trusts, gifts, powers of attorney, guardianship, on financial abuse, predatory marriage, elder abuse, end-of-life treatment decisions, medical assistance in dying, and elder law. A full list of specialized areas follows below.
WEL has been consistently ranked nationally as one of the Top 5 Wills, Trusts and Estates Boutiques in Canada by Canadian Lawyer Magazine.
Kimberly Whaley mediates disputes both within or outside litigation proceedings.
WEL provides litigation, mediation and dispute resolution to clients throughout Ontario:
- Will, Estate, Trust Disputes
- Advising Fiduciaries
- Dependant Support Claims
- Passing of Estate, Trustee, Attorney, Guardian and Fiduciary Accounts
- Capacity Proceedings
- Power of Attorney Disputes
- Consent & Capacity Board
- End-of-Life & Treatment Decisions
- Medical Assistance in Dying
- Elder Law
- Elder Financial Abuse
- Solicitor's Negligence
- Representation of Persons Under Disability
- Probate Applications
- Agency Services
- Approval Motions Under Rule 7
Kimberly A. Whaley, CS, TEP, LLM, Founding Partner
Kimberly A. Whaley practices in the areas of Estate,
Trusts, Fiduciary Litigation including Power of Attorney Disputes,
Guardianship, Claims for Support, and Elder Law.
designated as a Certified Specialist in Estates and Trusts Law by the Law
Society of Ontario and is recognized as a leading practitioner
by Chambers, Lexpert, Lawday, Best Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell and Canadian
Lawyer. Kimberly has held various executive positions with STEP, the OBA and
CBA. She is the immediate Past Chair of the CBA
Elder Law Section and Chair of the OBA Elder Law Section. Kimberly
is a frequent lecturer and has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of
Toronto, Queen’s University and Western University. Kimberly regularly
presents and chairs programs with the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar
Association, and the Ontario Bar Association. Kimberly
is an active leader in the community in her elder law
initiatives serving as Civilian Co-chair on a Toronto Police Services
Consultative Committee, and sits on the Ontario Securities Commission Seniors
Expert Advisory Committee. Kimberly is also a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.
- Canadian Lawyer Magazine Top 10 Wills, Trusts and Estates Boutiques in Canada
- Lexpert Ranked, Kimberly A. Whaley
- Top Ranked by Chambers Canada, Kimberly A. Whaley
Firm Practice Areas
- Trusts and Estates