November – December 2019
Season’s Greetings from the Lexis Practice Advisor team! Finish the year getting up to speed on some of the recent and upcoming legal developments, like the changes to Rule 76 Simplified Procedure in force on January 1, 2020.
IN THIS ISSUE:
Capital Markets and MA | Commercial | Corporate and Private MA | Employment | Family-BC | Family-ON | Finance | In-House Counsel Desk | Insolvency and Restructuring | Intellectual Property and Technology | Litigation and Dispute Resolution | Personal Injury-BC | Personal Injury-ON | Wills Trusts and Estates-BC | Wills Trusts and Estates-ON |
1. PRACTICE AREA SPECIFIC UPDATES
CAPITAL MARKETS AND M&A
Looking to reward your corporate executives?
We’ve added six sets of resolutions with drafting notes for public companies approving different types of compensation so you can ensure you have the requisite approvals, including this board resolution and compensation committee resolution approving an equity incentive plan.
Escaping winter’s fury without any worries!
As consumers enter into Time Share Agreements -- using a property as part of a plan or gaining access to discounts or benefits for the future provision of transportation, accommodation or other goods or services related to travel -- ensure that you consider key provisions and disclosures in these agreements with the help of our Time Share Agreement Drafting: Key Considerations (ON).
CORPORATE AND PRIVATE M&A
2020 Shareholder Meetings are just around the Corner!
Take a look at our new Management Information Circular (Private Company), which can be used by management to solicit proxies for a shareholder meeting. This precedent can be adjusted for any private Canadian company.
Maintain a respectful and friendly work environment.
Review our subtopic on Discrimination, Harassment and Violence in the Workplace to protect your employees from such misconduct. In particular, make sure that you have taken all the necessary steps to prevent such misconduct by reviewing your jurisdiction’s Employer Obligations to Prevent Workplaces Violence and Harassment.
FAMILY LAW - BC
Six most common errors when drafting a court order after a case conference.
Consult the helpful advice in this practice note to avoid common errors that are made when drafting an order following a case conference, including issues related to consent, review of the order, inclusion of deadlines and mandatory clauses.
FAMILY LAW - ON
Use a solid foundation in your collaborative practice: Collaborative Practice Participation Agreement.
A Participation Agreement is the foundation of the collaborative family law process, where the parties agree to resolve their family law issues without going to court. This precedent contains annotations and drafting notes for counsel to consider when modifying the agreement to fit the specific circumstances of each collaborative case. The Agreement is generally reviewed and signed during the first collaborative meeting between the parties.
Six issues to consider when preparing a legal opinion for a loan transaction.
Review these and other great tips in the new Legal Opinions subtopic. Included in this subtopic are five new precedent legal opinions including a Borrower’s Counsel Legal Opinion, Lender’s Counsel Legal Opinion, and an In-House Counsel Legal Opinion.
IN-HOUSE COUNSEL DESK
Getting a project approved for your Legal Department?
Whether you are requesting approval, asking for funding or simply seeking buy-in, let us guide you through the key points to consider when preparing and submitting a business case to your organization.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TECHNOLOGY
Lights! Camera! Action!
If you are looking for legal documents pertaining to the film industry check out the new precedents added to our Media and Entertainment Law subtopic including a Filming Notice and Location Release Template authored by Susan Abramovitch.
LITIGATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Simplifying the Simplified Procedure in 2020
Amendments to Rule 76 Simplified Procedure will come into force on January 1, 2020. Read our legal update to find out what these amendments are and how they will affect litigation practice and procedure going forward.
PERSONAL INJURY - BC
Changes to important legislation.
Several statutes related to medical care are being amended which could affect how you advise clients that have been hurt and are looking for medical care. Read about these legislative changes here.
PERSONAL INJURY - ON
Long-term Disability Content is now available!
Have a look at our brand-new section related to Long-term Disability cases. If you have a discovery or are dealing with a Long-term Disability matter for the first time, this section will have you covered.
WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES - BC
Notice of Application or Petition? Recent Changes to the Application Process under the Supreme Court Rules.
Check out our practice notes, recently updated as a result of the changes made to the B.C. Supreme Court Civil Rules by B.C. Reg. 115/2019 on Procedure to Remove or Replace Personal Representative, Process to Obtain Formal Order, and Rectification under Section 58 of WESA.
WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES - ON
Why You’re Never too Young to Plan for Your Death.
Check out our Trends and Insights topic for the latest articles, including The Probater article, Estate Planning for Young Adults – What’s the Pitch and the Solicitor’s Tip of the Month, Preserving the Rights of Children Conceived After Death by Hull & Hull LLP.
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