In Green Light Solutions Corp. v. Baker (2021 BCCA 287), the British Columbia Court of Appeal examined when and how a lawyer’s trust obligation to a non-client may arise. In Green Light, Mr. Baker’s client, Lynx, entered into a loan agreement with Green Light, which provided for a $30,000 USD... read more →
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Discretion is not unfettered between contracting parties. There are limits. On December 18, 2020, two Supreme Court of Canada decisions imposed limits on how discretion provided for in a contract may be exercised. In C.M. Callow Inc. v. Zollinger (2020 SCC 45) and Wastech Services Ltd. v. Greater Vancouver Sewerage... read more →
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way law firms practice, and on January 1, 2021, the Rules of Civil Procedure are being amended to reflect the new reality. Below is a summary of the amendments that will most significantly affect Ontario lawyer’s day-to-day practices. Method of Hearing As video conferences... read more →
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So, you’ve finally had your day in court. A judge has ruled in your favour and has written an order that sets out what you are entitled to. That’s great! Now you might be wondering, how do I collect? If you’re in Ontario, the Rules of Civil Procedure provide several... read more →
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Most litigators have encountered a poorly drafted Statement of Claim that their client is obligated to respond to or risk default judgment. A poorly drafted claim may make serious allegations against the Defendant but fail to adequately detail the supposed wrongdoing. This creates a difficulty for the Defendant, as it... read more →
There is a difference between paper title ownership and beneficial ownership of property. Most of the time, the same person is the paper title owner (or the legal owner) and the beneficial owner of a property. However, under certain circumstances, the paper title owner and the beneficial owner can be... read more →
As you all know, it is now legal to consume cannabis in Canada. While the federal government was responsible for legalizing cannabis consumption, the provincial governments have been left to address the orderly and safe sale of cannabis to the public. Some provincial governments have rolled out the sale of... read more →