Nova Scotia Court Orders Father to Return Child to Mother...

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, while keeping you up to date on recent legal decisions.

Nova Scotia Direction Provides Flexibility for Shareholder, Member and Director...

The Nova Scotia government has clarified how incorporated entities can meet both their statutory meeting obligations and abide by pandemic-related public health orders.

Nova Scotia Eviction Moratorium and Rent Deferral

The real estate industry in Nova Scotia has been greatly affected by COVID-19. Consequently, the Nova Scotia government announced several initiatives intended on supporting Nova Scotia businesses and residents including an eviction moratorium and a rent deferral program.

PEI Government Announces Business Adaptation Program Funding

We know that the Covid-19 pandemic has put significant strain on many small and medium sized businesses on Prince Edward Island.  There are many legal questions that business owners and managers have about employee layoffs and support programs, commercial lease relief, refinancing and restructuring, supplier contracts and the like. At Cox & Palmer we have […]

Depressed Market Conditions Present Tax Planning Opportunities

With global economies significantly constrained and markets everywhere in turmoil, it may be prudent to consider whether tax planning is a way in which you can use depressed fair market values to your advantage.

Security for Costs in Estate Litigation

Security for costs is a remedy available to parties defending a claim where, if they were successful in defending the claim, they would fact undue difficulty in collecting a costs award made against the unsuccessful claimant.

April 9, 2020

Client Care and Continued Service at Cox & Palmer

The Cox & Palmer COVID-19 Response Team continues to monitor the current situation closely. These are unprecedented times and we are navigating each day with care and concern.

Using Henson Trusts to Plan for a Family Member with...

Using a trust to provide for a special needs family member provides a way of maintaining control of assets in the hands of responsible persons, for the benefit of a family member who is living with a disability.

Nova Scotia: Duty to Consult in Large Infrastructure Projects and...

The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has expanded on the issue of the Crown’s “duty to consult” with First Nations holding that the duty goes beyond considering just the environmental impact of a large infrastructure projects.

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 […]