Civil Law

Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard: How defamation cases work in Canada
“Johnny Depp-Amber Heard Verdict: Jury sides with Depp, awards $15 million” In Canada, defamation has to do with words that impact the plaintiff’s reputation with others1 and is a strict liability offence2. These words can be written (known as libel) or...
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June 7th, 2021 - Civil Law, Corporate Law, Divorce & Family Law

How we’re redefining the practice of family law
Here’s the thing, we approach family law very differently; for every family law case, we ask the question, “What is the real problem here, and what are the short term and long-term solutions?”.  Overall, our goal as a firm with all...
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April 29th, 2021 - Civil Law, Corporate Law

Understanding what a Unanimous Shareholder Agreement is
The way in which Corporations are structured can be tricky, especially if there are a handful of Shareholders. But it doesn’t have to be and today, our Corporate/Civil legal team breaks down what it means to have a Unanimous Shareholder...
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April 8th, 2021 - Civil Law, Corporate Law

All you need to know about Alberta Corporate Income Tax Rates
On June 29, 2020, the Alberta Government introduced Alberta’s Recovery Plan which reduced the general corporate income tax rate to 8%, effective July 1, 2020. This follows previously scheduled reductions in Alberta’s corporate income tax rates which have reduced the...
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February 9th, 2021 - Civil Law, Corporate Law

Incorporating a Business/Starting a Business
If you are contemplating incorporating or starting a business in Grande Prairie or anywhere else in Alberta, you are in good hands with Hayes Fry Law. Our corporate lawyers are eager to meet with you and determine the best type...
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