October 5, 2004

Financial Arrangements Between Older Adults and Family Members: Loans and Guarantees

The project explored financial arrangements within families whereby the assets of older adults are used for the benefit of younger family members. These benefits most often take the form of loans or guarantees, and reflect the sincere desire of older adults to help their family members. They may, however, have Read more…

July 5, 2004

Personal Liability of Society Directors and Officers

This project studied the sources of legal liability of directors and officers of not-for-profit societies and considers proposals for reform of the law. Keywords: societies, volunteers, associations, charity, tort, directors’ duties, liability, business & non-profits

March 5, 2004

Appointing a Guardian and Standby Guardianship

Parents and other guardians of small children want to ensure that their children will be provided for in case they pass away, or otherwise become unable to care for them. This project explored four issues related to the guardianship of children: (1) whether provisions relating to testamentary guardianship, guardianship appointed Read more…

February 5, 2004

Builders Liens After the Shimco Case

This project examined the decisions of the British Columbia Supreme Court and British Columbia Court of Appeal in Shimco Metal Erectors Ltd. v. Design Steel Constructors Ltd., and the court’s interpretation of provisions of the Builders Lien Act. The Shimco case established a controversial remedy under the Builders Lien Act, Read more…

January 5, 2004

Post-Accident Remedial Measures

This project examined the law relating to the admission of post-accident remedial measures as evidence of negligence. The law now permits post-accident remedial measures to be admitted in litigation as evidence of negligence. The current scheme may discourage people from taking steps to ensure that future accidents do not occur, Read more…