Clark Wilson’s Estates & Trusts partner Zachary Murphy-Rogers and articled student Vivian Thieu‘s article, “Declarations of death in British Columbia: Navigating presumptions and proof” was recently featured in Law360 Canada (previously The Lawyer’s Daily), which provides news, in-depth analysis of legal developments, and access to historical news and digests from across the country.
In this piece, Zach and Vivian tackle questions such as “When no human remains are found, what defines “reasonable grounds” for declaring death in British Columbia?” “What happens when a disaster like the Ocean Gate submarine implosion occurs and no survivors nor bodies are found?’
The process of declaring death in BC is formal, highly procedural, and often complex for grieving loved ones.
Zach and Vivian summarize the declaration of death process and outline what the courts constitute as “reasonable grounds” for believing a person is dead — all in plain English.
Read the “Declarations of death in British Columbia: Navigating presumptions and proof” piece in full HERE.