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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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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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Christmas / New Year

Office closed – Dec.24, 2021 – Jan.2, 2022 Please be advised that Camberwell House will be closed for the Christmas holidays from Friday, December 24, 2021 to Sunday, January 2, 2022. The office will re-open for normal business on Monday, January 2, 2020. If you need to deliver a package or have an emergency, please […]

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Municipality not responsible for providing inaccurate information

Daniel Waldman of Pallett Valo draws our attention to a case that should be very worrying for anybody who needs accurate information from a municipality: Charlesfort Developments Limited v. Ottawa (City). The Court of Appeal held that that the city of Ottawa owed the developer Charlesfort no duty of care in a rezoning application. More […]

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You don’t have to be Holding to be Using: distracted driving

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has come out with a very harsh and expansive view of what constitutes “use” of a device in a car which leads to a distracted driving charge. Daniel Standing, an editor at First Reference gives us an excellent summary. A driver “as operating his vehicle with his phone plugged […]

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