The Perils of Joint Tenancy with Children

A recent case decided by the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Eng (Re), demonstrates the risk parents take when adding their children to title to their property in joint tenancy.  Adding a child as a joint tenant on…

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An Oil Tank Surprise

In a recent case from the Supreme Court of British Columbia, A Speedy Solutions Oil Tank Removal Inc. v. Horvath Estate the Executor of the Horvath Estate had entered into a contract to sell the estate real property…

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How important is it to plan ahead?

If you have ever had a niggling feeling that you should get around to writing your Last Will and Testament, you may be surprised to know that there are a couple of other documents you should also consider…

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Where does a Trust Reside – Canada or Barbados?

A recent landmark decision of Fundy Settlement v. Canada, 2012 SCC 14, issued by the Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC”) on April 12, 2012, has clarified the rules for determining where a trust is resident for the purposes of…

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Estate of James Brown and jamesbrown.com

Estate of James Brown  v. LAC Music – Jack Bart c/o Gregory J. Chamberlain and jamesbrown.com A recent decision[1] rendered by the National Arbitration Forum in accordance with ICANN’s Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the “Policy”), highlights…

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