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  • When is a Verbal Agreement Binding in the Purchase of Real Estate?

    A recent Ontario case between a father and a daughter concerning the transfer of property has stressed the importance of having a written contract in place to set out the specific terms of a purchase agreement, even if the agreement is between family members. In Downey v. Arey, 2021 ONSC 2781 the co … Read more »

  • “Non Est Factum” in Contract Law: What is it, and How is it Used as a Defense?

    Latin legal terms sometimes cause confusion for those outside the practice of law, making basic concepts seem more complex than necessary. In this post, we will break down a legal principle expressed in Latin that can be used as a defence in Canadian contract law; the defence of non est factum. Defi … Read more »

  • Inadmissibility to Canada for Criminal Reasons

    One of the more common grounds of deeming someone inadmissible for immigration to Canada, such as permanent resident applications, is evidence of past criminal activity. More specifically, it is what the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act refers to as either “criminality” or “serious criminality … Read more »

  • Commissions Can Be Payable Without a Signed Contract

    When working with a real estate agent, a homebuyer will typically enter into a Buyers Representation Agreement with their agent, which creates an exclusive relationship between the parties for the duration of the contract. The Agreement will further set out each party’s obligations, including any ag … Read more »

  • Is a Release a “Regular” Contract?

    Often when parties are involved in litigation and the parties are able to agree on a settlement, one of the parties – quite often a corporation or government entity – will ask the other party to sign a “release” as part of the settlement. Usually, the purpose of the release is to prohibit that other … Read more »