Another general principle that emerges from the cases is that an executor is to be indemnified against all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by him/her in the course of the administration of the estate. In Thompson v. Lamport, 1945 CanLII 2 (SCC),  2 D.L.R. 545,  S.C.R. 343, Rand J. put it [at pp. 552-3]: The general principle is undoubted that a trustee is entitled to indemnity for costs and expenses properly incurred by him in the due administration of the trust: it is on that footing that the trust accepted. These include solicitor and client costs in all proceedings in which some question or matter in the course of the administration is raised as to which the trustee has acted prudently and properly.
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