Should I include an arbitration agreement in my contract?
Frequently, commercial Parties will include arbitration agreements in a contract without much thought as to whether it is necessary or even a good idea. There are many things to consider before including an arbitration agreement in your contract. An arbitration...Read More
Suffered a financial loss and want to sue? You have the duty to mitigate.
When you suffer a financial loss that gives rise to a claim, there is an obligation on you to try and minimize your losses. This is referred to as the duty to mitigate. A common question is, does the duty...Read More
Evidence in Will Interpretation
Wills can be complex, and sometimes interpreting the exact wishes of a Will-maker (testator) can be confusing. What is a beneficiary supposed to do when a clause in the Will is vague or ambiguous? Consider the following scenario: John Doe...Read More
Child Injured at School – Who is Liable?
With kids now going back to school, it is worth discussing one of the main concerns parents have when another person is in charge of watching their child: who is responsible if there is an accident and your child gets...Read More
Resolving Boundary Disputes
Neighbours can live side by side and in peace for years. But when one suddenly wants to put up a fence or cut down a hedge, conflict can easily ignite. Without clarity on property boundaries, simple bickering may eventually lead...Read More
Chattel in an Agreement of Purchase and Sale
When you are purchasing a residential real estate property, you may find that there are some items owned by the Seller which you would like to have included in the purchase price. These are known as chattel. It is important...Read More