Areta Lloyd

Estates, Estates Law, Trust, Capacity Litigation & Health Law
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"Areta’s approach and advice was spot-on. She was responsive through the entire litigation, which really shows her dedication to her clients. I felt confident that I was in capable hands."

Areta Lloyd


Areta practices estates and trusts litigation, with a particular focus on capacity litigation. She has experience with elder health law including medical assistance in dying.

Areta is a strong, capable advocate for her clients. She is creative and unafraid to take on difficult cases. She successfully secured an unusual Mareva order freezing an absconding estate trustee’s undistributed inheritance from another estate in a different jurisdiction and had it paid into Ontario Court. She does the groundwork to ensure her clients get the orders they seek, such as a recent difficult to obtain order compelling a capacity assessment.

She is known for her candid and tactful communication skills. Areta provides big picture analysis and strategic advice, resourceful and realistic solutions, and expert guidance throughout the litigation process.

“Areta, I greatly appreciate your help and expertise. I felt you did an incredible job and always looked out for my interests and got me all the decisions I needed. We are celebrating… still trying to digest what a monumental decision we got and the road it took to get here. I feel I did right by my parents…”

Areta has written for several publications of the Ontario Bar Association, and wrote a column for the Alzheimer caregiver website, her column sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto. She participates in public speaking and in presenting courses on the topics of estates law, health law and law practice management. She sits on the membership and continuing education committee of the Toronto Lawyers’ Association and is a member of a charitable giving circle of women raising funds for grassroots non-profit organizations.

Professional Associations

  • Toronto Lawyers’ Association, Membership Committee Member
  • The Advocates Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ukrainian Canadian Bar Association, War Crimes Accountability Working Group
  • Law Society of Ontario

Education and year of call

  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 2015
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Juris Doctor
  • Northeastern University, Master of Arts
  • Carleton University, Bachelor of Arts, Honours
  • Osgoode Hall Certificate in Elder Law

Contact Information

Phone: 416.927.0891 ext. 144