Commercial Litigation

Our lawyers have extensive experience in dealing with contested commercial transactions. With a deep understanding of our clients’ industries and businesses, our solutions are based on both insight and hard work. Our clients appreciate the intuitive leadership and one-on-one guidance their Cox & Palmer lawyer provides.

Cox & Palmer has experience with multi-jurisdictional litigation, e-discovery and litigation-related electronic document management. From corporate disputes to securities issues, these matters cover a broad spectrum of law and can include:

  • Breach of contract
  • Collections
  • Guarantee claims
  • Interim and permanent injunctions
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Complex commercial transactions
  • Business disputes
  • Class Actions
  • Banking and finance
  • Expropriations
  • Crisis management

Articles & Insights

Landlord Protection Against Frequent, Short-Term Sublets

As platforms such as Airbnb become ever more popular, tenants will increasingly seek to sublet their units on a frequent, short-term basis – potentially to even turn a profit. Although in principle sublets benefit both landlords and tenants, the unfortunate reality is that if used improperly they can create a major problem for landlords. A recent court decision has provided protection for landlords.

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Virtual Court Should Remain a Tool to Benefit Litigants

“Virtual court”, or remote hearings by telephone, video, and communication platforms may have been adopted in response to crisis, but the merits of such technology could open the door to more cost-effective and timely access to justice in the post-pandemic future. 

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The Potential High Cost of a Small Claims Action

The recent decision of Justice Fred Ferguson, Mercure v Kaat Auto Sales, 2020 NBQB 39 (CanLII), (“Mercure v Kaat Auto Sales”) is another reminder to parties to think carefully before filing a Small Claims action in New Brunswick. Background In New Brunswick, a litigant can commence a Small Claim so long as the monetary amounts […]

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