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B.C. court decisions on competency highlight need for changes to provincial law: experts

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 @ 10:40 AM | By Ian Burns

Legal experts are saying a decision from the B.C. Court of Appeal overturning a lower court judge’s consolidation of two proceedings in an estate case shows issues of interpretation with provincial legislation on competency proceedings which may suggest a need to rework the law.

The appeal arises from an order by Justice Nigel Kent of the Supreme Court of British Columbia regarding the care of an elderly New Westminster man. In 2012 Gheorghe Serban gave his sons Ion and Costel power of attorney, with power to...