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Four Robertson Stromberg Lawyers Recognized as Litigation Stars

Robertson Stromberg LLP is proud to announce that four of our lawyers have been recognized by Benchmark Litigation as Litigation Stars. Lawyers M. Kim Anderson, Q.C., Jennifer D. Pereira, Q.C., Sean M. Sinclair and Gary D. Young, Q.C., have been identified as four of...

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National Volunteer Week 2022: Highlighting Robertson Stromberg’s Community Partnerships

From April 24 to 30, Canadians celebrate National Volunteer Week (NVW2022). This year’s theme is Volunteering is Empathy in Action and honours the dedicated volunteers that bring heart to Canada’s communities. At Robertson Stromberg LLP, we are very proud of our...

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Sean Sinclair quoted on impact of anti-SLAPP (strategic litigation against public participation) legislation

Sean Sinclair was quoted in a CBC story about the impact of anti-SLAPP (strategic litigation against public participation) legislation.  A private member’s bill in Saskatchewan is proposing that Saskatchewan, like B.C., Ontario and Quebec, enact legislation that...

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What if I just don’t? A cautionary tale for those who ignore Saskatchewan’s new prompt payment requirements

For the past several years, we have been presenting to the construction industry the pending (and as of March 1, 2022, now in force) prompt payment provisions, which are now included in The Builders' Lien Act of Saskatchewan. A common question that arises during every...

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Saskatchewan Estate Litigation Update: Choquette v Viczko, 2021 SKQB 167

The recent decision in Choquette v Viczko, 2021 SKQB 167, offers a new interpretation of s. 50.5 of the Administration of Estates Act (“Act”).Background: Under s. 50.5 of the Act, if an executor sells land to which a beneficiary is beneficially entitled, the executor...

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Exemptions when Dividing Family Property: What You Need to Know

Many twists and turns are involved when dividing family property following a separation. There are special rules for dividing the family home, equitable claims that can be made, and many issues to consider. One such issue which can add complexity is exemption claims....

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Can a complainant appeal the outcome of a professional regulatory investigation?

The process for most professional regulatory complaints is largely the same: (1) a complaint is lodged with the regulator; (2) an investigation is undertaken; (3) the investigating body either determines that no further action should be undertaken or the complaint is...

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Estate Litigation Update: Poole v Dailey, 2020 SKQB 226

I practise in the area of estate litigation and am often reminded of the importance of having a clearly drafted Will. A good recent example comes from the decision in Poole v Dailey, 2020 SKQB 226. The deceased had left his estate between his two children, Brian and...

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Saskatchewan Estate Litigation Update: Hayes v Swift, 2021 SKQB 132

The recent decision in Hayes v Swift, 2021 SKQB 132 offers a reminder that beneficiaries should ensure they have real evidence of executor wrongdoing before they bring a court application against an executor. Facts: The testator, Bernard William Hayes, had passed...

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Saskatchewan Estate Litigation Update: Whelan v Chaszewski, 2021 SKQB 286

The recent decision in Whelan v Chaszewski, 2021 SKQB 286 offers guidance for a situation in which two competing parties want to be appointed to administer an estate. The lesson from Whelan is that a court will not generally appoint a party who has a potential...

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