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Judges generally cannot impose fines in lieu of forfeiture to recoup legal fees: SCC

Judges generally cannot impose fines in lieu of forfeiture to recoup legal fees: SCC

Where an accused has permission to use proceeds of crime to pay for defence, a fine cannot be imposed in lieu of forfeiture at sentencing

Co-sharing versus commercial leases: The law of shared office spaces

Co-sharing versus commercial leases: The law of shared office spaces

As the popularity of shared office spaces explodes, new legal issues have arisen

Real estate used by pharmaceutical companies are a natural home for new cannabis businesses

Real estate used by pharmaceutical companies are a natural home for new cannabis businesses

Old pharmaceutical or health facilities, which were regulated with Health Canada, are a logical choice

B.C. Court of Appeal grants judicial review of Indigenous man’s extradition to U.S

B.C. Court of Appeal grants judicial review of Indigenous man’s extradition to U.S

Court said accused raised “novel constitutional arguments”

Proof of death can be retroactive, SCC decides in Carleton U. pension case

Proof of death can be retroactive, SCC decides in Carleton U. pension case

Top court rules heir to a deceased university professor’s estate must repay pension payments made following his death

SCC provides guidance on private international law in family law case

SCC provides guidance on private international law in family law case

Case with simultaneous actions in Belgium and Quebec could impact commercial cases as well, says lawyer