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Changes to Law, Major Case Decisions, Industry Trends, & Other Legal Issues

Enforcing a Settlement Agreement: Naming the Right Parties

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Litigation
As discussed in a previous article, settlement agreements are effectively contracts which can be enforced through legal action and replace whatever legal, contractual or equitable rights were involved in the fight that preceded settlement.

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Separation for ‘Empty Nesters’

By Taryn Moore
Categories: Blog, Family Law
Couples often experience significant change when their kids move out, and they retire or head towards retirement.

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New Property Transfer Tax Form

By Zach Pashley
Categories: Blog, Tax
On September 17, 2018, a new version of the property transfer tax return came into effect.

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Contractual Terms by Convention: When Parties Fail to Explicitly Set Contractual Terms

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Litigation
One of the frequent issues encountered in contractual litigation is parties failing to negotiate and set to writing the contractual obligations that exist between them.

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How Are Wills Located?

By Vanessa DeDominicis
When a loved one passes away, how do you know if they had a Will?

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Contracts of Purchase and Sale: Removing Subjects

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Litigation
Most people familiar with the purchase and sale of real property are familiar with subject to clauses, the full legal significance of such clauses can be a source of confusion.

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Weed at Work: What Are Your Rights?

By Colin Edstrom
Categories: Blog, Employment Law
Consumption of recreational cannabis will be legal as of October 17th. While some Canadians are rejoicing, many businesses are understandably nervous.

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Application of the Charter in Written and Oral Reviews of Immediate Roadside Prohibitions

By Bryan Fitzpatrick
Categories: Blog, Criminal Law
In Bates v. British Columbia (Superintendent of Motor Vehicles), we recently succeeded in having the decision of an adjudicator, confirming an immediate roadside driving prohibition, set aside.

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Trans Mountain Pipeline Case: Full Reasons

By Paul Mitchell, Q.C.
Categories: Blog
See the entire Federal Court of Appeal Decision here.

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When an Estate Consists of Firearms

By Vanessa DeDominicis
Hailing from the UK originally, dealing with firearms in an Estate is simply something I did not learn at law school or ever come across in practice over there. In Canada it is far more common.

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