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[LAWPRO Alert] Clarifications on implementation of provincial land transfer tax changes

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[The following is a LAWPRO Alert that LAWPRO sent to all Ontario lawyers with REPCO coverage on April 21, 2017] This afternoon the Ministry of Finance posted an update that clarifies how previously signed documents will be handled. The Ministry’s update makes it clear that previously signed documents will remain signed and can be registered… Read More »

Categories: Announcements, Real Estate

[LAWPRO Alert] Non-resident speculation tax changes effective April 21, 2017

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[The following is a LAWPRO Alert that LAWPRO sent to all Ontario lawyers with REPCO coverage on April 20, 2017] The Law Society received a letter from the Ministry of Finance today which provides details about the April 21, 2017 implementation of the non-resident speculation tax changes. LAWPRO encourages all lawyers who handle real estate… Read More »

Categories: Announcements, Real Estate


[LAWPRO Alert] Provincial land transfer tax changes effective April 24,2017

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[The following is a LAWPRO Alert that LAWPRO sent to all Ontario lawyers with REPCO coverage on April 19, 2017] LAWPRO encourages all lawyers who handle real estate transactions in Ontario to be aware of upcoming changes to the land transfer tax system. These changes apply to applicable purchases and acquisitions starting April 24, 2017…. Read More »

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Practice Pitfalls – Wills and Estates

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In a previous issue of LAWPRO Magazine, we asked our claims counsel about what they feel are the biggest malpractice hazards in each area of law based on the claims files they work on every day. Here is an excerpt from that article urging lawyers to consider capacity when drafting a will. Click here to… Read More »

Categories: Wills & Estates

LSUC Notice to the Professions: Advertising rules amended

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This Law Society of Upper Canada Notice to the Professions was issued March 15, 2017. The lawyer and paralegal conduct rules were amended by Convocation in February to directly address certain false and misleading advertising practices. New rules: Require licensees to identify in their advertising whether they are a lawyer or paralegal; Prohibit advertising of… Read More »

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