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

Meeting of the Minds – When A Contract Is Or Is Not Formed

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Litigation
In a number of previous articles, I have explored some the difficulties encountered where parties fail to properly set out the contractual terms that dictate the rights and responsibilities between them. In the recent case of Cumberland (Village) v Ferdinandi, 2018 BCSC 726 (CanLII), the Court was called upon to determine whether there had been […]

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Changes to REDMA: Developer Obligations for Assignments of Purchase Agreements come into Force

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Real Estate
The Province of British Columbia has approved the amendments to REDMA and the Real Estate Development Marketing Regulation in order to facilitate the disclosure of information to provincial and federal authorities

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A Will For Canadian Property and Foreign Property

By Vanessa DeDominicis
Categories: Blog
Whenever I have clients that have Canadian property and assets in a foreign jurisdiction, I always recommend that they consult with a lawyer in the jurisdiction where they hold those foreign assets.

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Property, Parties, Price – How Far the Court Will Go to Insert the 3 P’s of Real Estate into a Contract

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Litigation
The Statute of Frauds and Canadian jurisprudence require that for any contract of real property to be enforceable, it must contain an agreement with respect to three essential elements knowns as the 3 P’s: parties, property and price.

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What Happens When A Commercial Tenant Does Not Follow the Proper Procedures to Renew a Lease?

By Paul Tonita
Categories: Blog, Real Estate
A recent case from the Ontario Court of Appeal sets out an interesting chain of events.

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Promissory Notes and Settlement Agreements – Commit Agreements to Writing

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Litigation
Often times parties will turn to friends, family, acquaintances or business relations to seek funds to borrow rather than a bank or other lending institution.

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Article 1 – Injured Worker Series

By Alfred Kempf
Categories: Blog, Employment Law
WorksafeBC is the provincially legislated body having exclusive jurisdiction to adjudicate all issues related to most worker injuries.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Updates Policy on Canadians Employed in Legal Marijuana Industry

By Bryan Fitzpatrick
Until recently there was considerable uncertainty in Canada when it came to how U.S. Customs and Border Protection would treat Canadians who were soon to be lawfully employed in the marijuana industry.

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Should I Draft A Letter of Wishes To My Estate Trustee?

By Vanessa DeDominicis
When a Trust is established, through a Will or otherwise, it is usually recommended for the Will maker or Settlor to provide the trustees of the Trust with a Letter of Wishes.

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