Author: David Sanders

The King as a party to proceedings

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Municipalities now have a higher inspection standard

The Corporation of the Township of Lake of Bays was allegedly negligent in granting a permit and conducting inspections of the Breens’ cottage. The trial judge found that the municipality had breached its duty of care to the Breens right from the planning stage, and continuing through its inadequate inspections during construction , and these […]

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Court of Appeal: good faith purchaser gets “safe harbour”

Alan Kay of Pallett Valo LLP brings our attention to the Court of Appeal’s recent decision protecting good faith buyers under Powers of Sale. In his article “Court of Appeal Upholds Power of Sale Safe Harbour Protection” he looks at 2544176 Ontario Inc. v. 2394762 Ontario Inc., 2022 ONCA 529 (CanLII). In that case a […]

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The lie of fairness

“… never fear, a workplace investigation will to get to the bottom of these allegations. Yes, that’s right, a fair and impartial investigation. Your Spidey sense tingles, and you fear this is all a charade, a scam intended to railroad and bully you into leaving the company. You are likely correct. Be afraid, be very […]

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Map and Parking in Red

LINK TO GOOGLE MAPS FOR CAMBERWELL HOUSE.

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Putting “joint wills” in the past

You may have noticed from the Camberwell House Wills Questionnaire that we no longer offer joint wills.  These are becoming increasingly rare simply because they aren’t a good idea in this day and age, even if they ever were. What is a “joint will”? A joint will is a will signed by two people, usually […]

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“The small claims system is in disarray and it is depriving many of access to justice”

Noted lawyer and legal writer Howard Levitt describes the chaos that Covid-19 has caused within the Small Claims Court system. The article is well worth reading in its entirety.

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Laws Relating To Carrying Knives In Canada

Ian Runkle, an Alberta criminal defence lawyer and youtuber, does excellent legal information videos. (Remember, information only, they’re not legal advice, but they do have very sensible suggestions.) Here is an excellent one:

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Trends in Estate Law, a BC view

James Zaistoff and Owen Bird have written a very helpful article (“12 Trends in Estate Litigation for 2022”) where they list what they think are the “top trends and recurring themes” as we go into 2022.  While it is a BC-centered article it is definitely worth reading because such laws and trends are remarkably similar […]

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Standard Charge Terms 200033

Land Registration Reform Act SET OF STANDARD CHARGE TERMS (Electronic Filing) Filing Date:     November 3 2000 Filed by   Dye & Durham Co. Inc.     Filing number: 200033 The following Set of Standard Charge Terms shall be applicable to documents registered in electronic format under Part III of the Land Registration Reform Act R.S.O. 7990, c L4 […]

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