COVID-19 Public Health Measures and Essential Services in Atlantic Canada

In response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, provinces and territories across Canada have taken action to protect the public and “flatten the curve”. This article provides an explanation of the various measures taken by provincial governments in Atlantic Canada as it pertains to COVID-19, as well as information for employers with regard to […]

NBCA Decision Broadens Limitation Rules for Plaintiffs

In its March 26, 2020 decision of Province of New Brunswick v. Grant Thornton, 2020 NBCA 18, the New Brunswick Court of Appeal expanded the “discoverability principle” as enumerated in s. 5 of the New Brunswick Limitation of Actions Act, SNB 2009, c L-8.5. Section 5(2) holds that, for general limitation periods, a claim is […]

COVID-19 Related Travel Restrictions in Canada: The Impact on Foreign...

Throughout these uncertain times, it is important for foreign nationals currently living in Canada or planning to travel to Canada to remain vigilant with respect to the changing government regulations regarding entry to Canada.

Ontario Superior Court of Justice Releases Decision Regarding Parenting and...

As a result of COVID-19, many parents have concerns about their parenting arrangements and access schedules. On Tuesday, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Family Court) released the first decision in Canada with respect to COVID-19 in relation to parenting and access: Ribeiro v. Wright, 2020 ONSC 1829.

Signing Wills and Estate Planning Documents in Nova Scotia While...

The lawyers and staff at Cox & Palmer in Halifax are ready to help you complete your wills and estate planning documents. If you need a Will, Power of Attorney or Personal Directive for medical care, our lawyers have several options to assist you in preparing and signing documents quickly and safely during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Co-Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Across the country, the current COVID-19 pandemic means schools and daycares are closed and there are significant disruptions to employees and business owners.  At Cox & Palmer, we are working to ensure that we provide timely and responsive advice to our clients with custody and other family law issues.  Below we will answer some of […]

Force Majeure Clauses and the Doctrine of Frustration: Flattening the...

As governments across Canada continue to impose restrictions on business and travel in an attempt to curtail the spread of COVID-19, parties to contracts, especially service or sale of goods contracts, may find it increasingly more challenging to complete their contractual obligations. In this context, it may be useful to review the legal concepts of force majeure and the common law doctrine of frustration to consider how each may apply in certain contractual relationships.

Newsflash: NS Government Rolls Out Aid for Small- and Medium-Sized...

The Nova Scotia Government today announced $161 million of funding would be made available for small- and medium-sized businesses in Nova Scotia to help them cope with the impact of COVID-19.

Client Alert: Remote Work, Data Breaches and Cybersecurity Considerations during...

Ransomware and phishing attacks are on the rise, as are the significant legal and economic considerations that follow. As businesses adapt to the “new normal” of extreme uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, countless employees are faced with the prospect of working remotely in a variety of new (and sometimes less-than-secure) environments. Cybercriminals have taken notice.

March 19, 2020

Cox & Palmer Closes Offices to the Public and Implements...

The Cox & Palmer COVID Response Team, comprised of our Chief Executive Officer, provincial Managing Partners and Chief Operating Officers, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Information Officer, continues to monitor the situation closely. These are unprecedented times and we are navigating each day with care and concern. We are mindful of the stresses that closures […]