May 17, 2017
Sometimes, in order to make full - or even some - desired usage of one's land, it is necessary for the landowner to be able to (legally) make use of a neighbouring property owner's land. Such usage of the neighbouring owner's land involves rights constituting something less than full ownership of the neighbouring property. The most common situation is where one owner needs to use a path or roadway over its neighbour's property to be able to access a road, lake or a river waterfront. Similarly, a property owner may need to be able to connect the improvements on its land to a water distribution system, a sewage system, a natural gas transmission system, or an electrical transmission system, and such connection involves the installation and maintenance of pipes, conduits, etc. over the neighbouring owner's land. In Easements of Necessity: Subdivisions, Access, and Proper Planning, Partner Edward D. (Ned) Brown discusses such matters in detail, and provides insight into how best to manage these situations.
May 9, 2017
In Privacy Breaches In Manitoba: A Mitigation and Prevention Primer, lawyer Andrew J.D. Buck broaches the topics of: legislation and requirements regarding notification, the current and future landscape of privacy breaches, components of a breach response plan, and breach prevention strategies.
May 4, 2017
In this whitepaper, Partners Nicole D.M. Hamilton and Howard Morry break down the intricacies involved in estate planning for blended families, emphasising the need for extensive planning in order to properly carry out the wishes of the individual planning their estate.
March 21, 2017
In "Easements and Agreements" Partner Edward D. (Ned) Brown discusses the intricacies of land owners, easement agreements, and conflicts over agreements inherited via land title.