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This Blog is made available by Camberwell House for informational, discussion and educational purposes only. The blog is NOT to provide specific legal advice and does not do so. By using this blog site you understand that there is no attorney client relationship between you and Camberwell House. The Blog/Web Site should not be used […]

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Emoji = Liable

Be careful about how you use emojis. In a recent Saskatchewan case a farm corporation was held liable to pay about $82,000 for flax ordered from a grain company because the defendant had replied with a thumbs up emoji … … to an text fixing the amount and price. This was considered sufficient to establish […]

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Latin and The Law

[This is a repost from the old Camberwell House blog, December 1, 2009.] There was a time when reading law was an exercise in plowing through the classical educations of the British lawyers of a different era, a kind of penance paid by the rest of us for the sins of the teachers of countless […]

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Song Xue’s “Top Tips to Avoid Litigation”

Song Xue of Harper Grey LLP privides his “Top Tips to Avoid Litigation”. I give you the list below, but the article is worth reading in full if you don’t want to be involved in a court case that you could have avoided. Create Clear Agreements – In Writing Read the Agreement – Carefully! Consider […]

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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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