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Wednesday, February 06, 2019 @ 8:08 AM

SALE OF LAND - Agreement of purchase and sale - Counter-offer - Notation that effects no change

Appeal by the plaintiff from summary judgment ordering forfeit of a deposit paid to the defendants under a real estate agreement. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 06, 2019 @ 8:08 AM

BYLAWS AND RESOLUTIONS - Special statutory schemes - Grounds for invalidity

Petition by the City of Vancouver seeking injunctive relief against the respondents for operating medical cannabis dispensaries without a licence. ... [read more]

Friday, February 01, 2019 @ 9:26 AM

Multijurisdictional and separate situs estate planning global_houses_sm

Our clients are increasingly mobile and often have connections to multiple jurisdictions. This mobility often entails property ownership in a foreign jurisdiction — clients retain property in their country of origin after they become resident in another jurisdiction or Canadian residents purchase vacation homes in other locations or inherit property abroad. ... [read more]

Friday, February 01, 2019 @ 8:34 AM

Tenancy in common offers oil and gas joint ventures little protection oilandgas_business_sm

Oil and gas contracts in the joint venture context often provide that parties own assets as “tenants in common” (see for example the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen Operating Agreements). In addition, the default position under the Law of Property Act, RSA 2000, c L-7 is that co-owners of property hold their interests as tenants in common (s. 8), unless the parties vary the relationship by contract. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 31, 2019 @ 1:12 PM

Cox & Palmer names seven new partners at four offices

Cox & Palmer announced that Geoff Breen (Halifax), Cindy Cameron (Summerside, P.E.I.), Matt Dorreen (Halifax), Steve Forbes (Charlottetown), Richard Norman (Halifax), Nick Ouellette (Saint John) and Mohammad Ali Raza (Halifax) have been named partners. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 31, 2019 @ 9:32 AM

Updates needed for B.C. strata rules: law institute Kevin Zakreski, B.C. Law Institute

A B.C. law reform agency is recommending changes to provincial strata regulations in order to provide more clarity and create more consistent rules for strata owners and board members. The B.C. Law Institute (BCLI)’s Report on Governance Issues for Stratas contains 81 recommendations for reform of stratas, also known as condominiums. ... [read more]

Monday, January 28, 2019 @ 8:57 AM

Homebuyers beware: Sellers could be eavesdropping listening_in_sm

In mid-January, Juliana Webster, a real estate agent based in Hamilton, talked to the CBC about two of her clients using audio and video surveillance to eavesdrop on potential home buyers. ... [read more]

Friday, January 25, 2019 @ 12:55 PM

Robins Appleby names two new partners

Robins Appleby LLP announced that Ellad Gersh and Charlie Kim have joined the firm’s partnership. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 12:49 PM

Keyes elected Cox & Palmer’s N.B. managing partner

Cox & Palmer announced that Edward Keyes has been elected New Brunswick managing partner. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 9:13 AM

Marriage contracts and the right of survivorship marriage_contract_sm

To what extent is a solicitor obliged to make inquiries and make clear to his client that the reasonable expectations that his client may have arising from a proposed transaction may in fact be frustrated by the actions of the other party? ... [read more]