March 26, 2013

Contribution after Settlement under the Negligence Act

October 6, 2004

A Modern Trustee Act for British Columbia

A trust is a relationship that is established when an owner of property called the settlor makes a disposition of property to a trustee. The designated trustee holds title to the assets for the benefit of a designated person or persons called the beneficiaries on terms describing how the trustee Read more…

March 5, 2003

Creditor Access to the Assets of a Purpose Trust

This report discusses the ruling of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Re Christian Brothers of Ireland in Canada. The ruling asserted that assets held by a charity on a charitable trust for a special purpose were available to satisfy the claims of creditors, even where those claims arose out Read more…

January 5, 2001

Civil Remedies for Sexual Assault

This project addresses the way in which civil damages are assessed and awarded to the victims of sexual assault.  Civil actions for damages, broadly speaking, comprise lawsuits commenced by plaintiffs against defendants for alleged wrongful conduct.  Sexual assault can be defined as the intentional application of force that violates a Read more…