Scott Kerwin is a litigation partner in our Vancouver office, Regional Leader of our Estate Litigation Group, Regional Co-Leader of our Family Wealth Counsel Group, and National Co-Leader of our Aboriginal Law Group and Team North. He practises in the areas of trusts, estates and incapacity dispute resolution; Aboriginal law; constitutional law; and general litigation.
Scott's trusts and estates litigation practice involves probate actions (litigation concerning the validity of wills); claims to rectify or vary wills under the Wills, Estates and Succession Act; restitution claims against estates; the appointment of committees under the Patients Property Act; applications concerning the administration of estates and trusts, including the removal and replacement of executors and trustees; variations of trusts pursuant to the Trust and Settlement Variation Act; and applications to the court for the interpretation of wills and trusts.
In the Aboriginal law field, Scott's primary focus concerns Aboriginal rights and title claims and the Crown's duty to consult Aboriginal groups.
Prior to being called to the bar, Scott completed a judicial clerkship with the British Columbia Court of Appeal.