McCarthy Tétrault Counsel Hilary Laidlaw Honoured for Excellence in Trusts and Estates Law
May 27, 2010
Toronto, May 27, 2010 — McCarthy Tétrault counsel Hilary E. Laidlaw is the 2010 recipient of the Ontario Bar Association’s (OBA) Award of Excellence in Trusts and Estates. Ms Laidlaw will receive the award at the OBA’s Trusts and Estates Section awards dinner on June 1st.
When announcing the award, Deadbeat — the Trusts and Estates Section’s newsletter — highlighted Ms. Laidlaw’s "exemplary leadership through her knowledge, skill, passion and strength of character" demonstrated over many years. In addition to recognizing leadership in the trusts and estates bar, the award is given for academic excellence through teaching, continuing legal education or writing; participating in the OBA Trusts and Estates Section; and contribution to the development of wills, trusts and estates law.
The distinction that Ms. Laidlaw has earned is an example of McCarthy Tétrault’s depth of talent, which ensures that our clients have access to leading legal thinkers on every issue. Ms. Laidlaw’s leadership in her field is ongoing: just this past week, she chaired The Law Society of Upper Canada’s Advanced Roundtable in Estates Law 2010 and also spoke as a stand-in for Madam Justice Susan Greer, presenting her paper at the OBA conference on Solicitors as Attorneys, Trustees and Estate Trustees. McCarthy Tétrault congratulates Ms. Laidlaw on her achievements and on the recognition of her colleagues in the trusts and estates bar.
Ms. Laidlaw is a frequent lecturer and participant in conferences and continuing legal education seminars addressing current issues in the law of estates and trusts. She has written extensively in the area for both professional publications and other media, and has made numerous television appearances on current events programs. Ms. Laidlaw appears in the current 2010 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, a guide to the leading law firms and practitioners in Canada, as a leading lawyer in the areas of estate and personal tax planning and estate litigation. She is also listed in the 2010 Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of trusts and estates.
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