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Maurice Coombs, B.Sc., LL.B., LL.M.
The principal-agent relationship is fundamental to corporate and commercial law and pervades numerous other practice areas, such that it is essential for every practitioner to have a basic understanding of the common law principles of agency. Halsbury's Agency title clearly articulates such matters as the creation and termination of the agency, the rights, obligations and duties of an agent and principal, and remedies for breach of duty.
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Sheila Nemet-Brown, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B.
Auctions are an important avenue for commercial sales activity, with auction sales occurring in many contexts, including sale of goods by landlords and innkeepers of property previously belonging to tenants and guests, sale of livestock and sale of property for tax arrears. The laws, regulations and bylaws with respect to auctions seek to ensure the fairness of the process, the integrity of the goods offered for sale and that auctioneers, bidders and sellers abide by specific requirements.
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Tyler Botten, B.Sc., LL.B.
Bailment is an important legal and commercial relationship that arises upon delivery of personal chattels in trust. This title provides a clear discussion of the rights and obligations of bailers and bailees, and sets out the legal framework that governs the area.
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BETTING, GAMING AND LOTTERIES
Ilkim Hincer, BScH., LL.B
Gambling's economic significance and its ability to transcend international borders has rendered its regulation both complex and lucrative. While prescribed gambling activities remain an indictable offence under the Criminal Code, gambling law in Canada is shifting towards greater provincial authority. Halsbury's Betting, Gaming and Lotteries title details the federal and provincial government's shared jurisdiction over gambling, with comprehensive information on: criminal offences, licensed activities, provincial regulatory models, development of online gaming and an in-depth account of key case law.
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Maurice Coombs, B.Sc., LL.B., LL.M., is a former partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and was a Senior Member of the Firm's Research Group, until his retirement at the end of December 2004. Until January of 1998, he was Chair of the Research Group, a post he held for more than 15 years. Mr. Coombs was also a Member of the firm's Pension & Benefits Department and a member of the Opinions Committee. His research practice at Osler was concentrated in corporate and commercial law, trust law, partnerships, conflicts of laws and similar matters although, like the Osler, Hoskin Research Group as a whole, he was engaged from time to time in all areas of the firm's wide practice.
Sheila Nemet-Brown, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B., is a senior legal researcher and writer for LexisNexis Canada. She obtained her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. She is a co-author of the Elections and Legislatures titles for Halsbury's Laws of Canada, and has served as contributing editor for numerous other Halsbury's titles, and many other prominent LexisNexis publications, including Sopinka, Lederman & Bryant – The Law of Evidence in Canada, Palmer & Snyder – Collective Agreement Arbitration in Canada, and Real Estate Practice in Ontario. She also developed and edited the Canada Criminal Sentencing Digest, and the Canada Quantum Digest series.
Tyler Botten, B.Sc., LL.B., is an Ottawa-based lawyer whose practice focuses exclusively on defending individuals and organizations charged with criminal and regulatory offences. He attended law school at the University of New Brunswick where he graduated with distinction and was awarded the Law Faculty Prize. He currently teaches Criminal Law and Sentencing at Carleton University.
Ilkim Hincer, BScH., LL.B., is the Vice President and General Counsel at Trilliant Canada Gaming. Trilliant is an industrial partnership between Onex Corporation and Alex Yemenidjian which is focused on casino gaming. Before joining Trilliant, Ilkim was the Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer for the operator of one of the biggest commercial casinos in the country, Casino Rama, north of Toronto. Ilkim has been in the Canadian gaming industry since 2005, when he became the General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC), the Crown corporation responsible for conducting and managing gaming in BC.
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