Robert is currently articling with the Edmonton office of Dentons Canada LLP. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Alberta in 2018. Robert also earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in accounting from the University of Alberta. Prior to law school, Robert worked for a number of years as a commercial insurance underwriter.
Designated beneficiaries of a life insurance policy have traditionally had a high degree of certainty that they would be entitled to the policy proceeds on the death of the insured. However, this certainty has been jeopardised by a recent Supreme Court of Canada case where a former wife's prior contractual claim to the proceeds of her former husband's life insurance policy precluded his common-law spouse's entitlement to the proceeds as the irrevocable beneficiary.