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Upcoming Changes to the Builders’ Lien Act

2021-02-03T12:58:14+00:00

Bill 37, which proposed some fairly comprehensive changes to the Builders’ Lien Act, was passed by the Alberta Government in November 2020. Over the next few months, the government plans to work with industry stakeholders [...]

Upcoming Changes to the Builders’ Lien Act 2021-02-03T12:58:14+00:00

The Impact of COVID-19 in Alberta: Suspending Limitation Periods and Time Periods for Steps in Proceedings

2021-02-03T12:54:33+00:00

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lieutenant Governor in Council issued Order in Council 080/2020 on March 17, 2020 (the “Order in Council”). The Order in Council declared a state of public health emergency [...]

The Impact of COVID-19 in Alberta: Suspending Limitation Periods and Time Periods for Steps in Proceedings 2021-02-03T12:54:33+00:00

Force Majeure and Covid 19

2020-12-09T15:47:14+00:00

The COVID-19 Pandemic has had devastating consequences both around the world and here at home. The measures taken here at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have greatly impacted certain people’s ability to fulfil [...]

Force Majeure and Covid 19 2020-12-09T15:47:14+00:00

Temporary Layoff during Covid-19

2020-12-09T15:41:15+00:00

As of April 6, 2020 the Alberta government has extended the time an employer can temporarily lay off an employee without pay from 60 days to 120 days. This replaces the previous provision from the [...]

Temporary Layoff during Covid-19 2020-12-09T15:41:15+00:00

Grandparent’s Rights in Alberta

2020-06-02T10:48:37+00:00

By Nick Kunysz Separation and divorce do not only affect children and parents. Grandparents often play an important role in the lives of their grandchildren and can be directly affected when their children divorce. Numerous [...]

Grandparent’s Rights in Alberta 2020-06-02T10:48:37+00:00

Unjust Enrichment and Life Insurance Designations upon the Breakdown of a Marriage: Moore v Sweet, 2018 SCC 52

2020-06-02T10:43:52+00:00

By Erin Vanderveen, Student-at-Law at Stillman LLP In the case of Moore v Sweet, 2018 SCC 52, the Supreme Court of Canada provides guidance on the law of unjust enrichment and constructive trusts where there [...]

Unjust Enrichment and Life Insurance Designations upon the Breakdown of a Marriage: Moore v Sweet, 2018 SCC 52 2020-06-02T10:43:52+00:00

Eight Ways to Avoid Shareholder Disputes

2020-05-26T14:28:10+00:00

Sara Boulet: Associate Lawyer at Stillman LLP Shareholder disputes can be extremely expensive, not only because of the cost to litigate the dispute but also because of the disruption a shareholder dispute can cause to [...]

Eight Ways to Avoid Shareholder Disputes 2020-05-26T14:28:10+00:00

Restrictive Covenants and Design Guidelines: Blackburne Creek Homeowners Association v. Burt, 2019 ABQB 60

2020-05-26T14:24:11+00:00

By Shannon Kinsella: Associate Lawyer at Stillman LLP When purchasing a new home, it is very common to see a restrictive covenant on title. Most people don’t pay attention to these registrations against their title, [...]

Restrictive Covenants and Design Guidelines: Blackburne Creek Homeowners Association v. Burt, 2019 ABQB 60 2020-05-26T14:24:11+00:00

Big Changes Coming For Common Law Relationships: Property Division And The New Family Property Act

2019-11-18T15:58:27+00:00

Nicholas R L Kunysz: Associate Lawyer On January 1st, 2020, the law on how property is divided for common-law couples will undergo significant changes. Many common-law couples will suddenly have the same property rights and [...]

Big Changes Coming For Common Law Relationships: Property Division And The New Family Property Act 2019-11-18T15:58:27+00:00

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