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Philippa Estall

Philippa Estall

Quickscribe's Expert Annotator – Public Guardian and Trustee Act

The Public Guardian and Trustee is a corporation sole established under the Public Guardian and Trustee Act, with a unique statutory role to protect the interests of British Columbians who lack the legal capacity to protect their own interests. The mandate of the PGT is to protect the legal and financial interests of children under the age of 19 years, protect the legal, financial, personal and health care interests of adults who require assistance in decision-making, and administer the estates of deceased and missing persons. The PGT is both an independent organization and an Officer of the Supreme Court, with a fiduciary role exercised solely in the interests of the persons served. The PGT’s authority to provide services is found in numerous statutes, including the Child, Family and Community Service Act, the Infants Act, the Adult Guardianship Act, the Adoption Act, the Patients Property Act, the Wills, Estates and Succession Act, and many others.

Philippa Estall, Quickscribe’s expert annotator for the PGT, has been in-house counsel at the PGT since 2011, first as a solicitor in the Child and Youth Services division, and since 2015 as solicitor in the Executive Office. She provides research and advice to the PGT on a wide variety of legal matters.

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