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The law which regulates agriculture is drawn together from several "black letter" areas of private law (including the law of contracts, torts, and property) and public law (including criminal law, regulatory law, administrative law and constitutional law). Activities relating to agriculture are not only affected by the regulatory effects of federal and provincial legislation directly targeting the sector, but also by a large body of law of general application that affects producers, processors and distributors of agricultural products.
Halsbury's Agriculture title discusses the many aspects of private and public law that regulate how farming is carried out in Canada, including:
Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR") is commonly used as a term describing means of resolving disputes outside of traditional litigation processes. As the expenses associated with adversarial court-based litigation climb in an over-crowded judicial system, ADR has become an increasingly popular way of resolving conflicts between parties - making an understanding of the methods and implications of ADR essential for every practitioner. This title discusses a number of such alternative dispute resolution methodologies, including:
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Dr. Donald Buckingham, LL.B., Dip. Int. Law, LL.D., has been a private Lawyer, government Lawyer, law Professor and Consultant in the areas of agricultural law, food law and international trade in agricultural products for the past two decades. He is currently Chairperson of the Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal in Ottawa. Dr. Buckingham has taught at several law schools across Canada, in Europe and in Africa. His areas of professional interest are wide and varied and include regulation of food and agriculture trade in international markets, food law, environmental law, agricultural law, product labelling, sustainable development and torts.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Duncan W. Glaholt, B.A., J.D., practices at the Toronto firm of Glaholt LLP in the area of construction law, construction claims, insurance and surety bond litigation. In addition to his practice as an advocate, Mr. Glaholt sits as a private mediator and arbitrator of construction and related disputes. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Co-Author of the annually published Annotated Construction Lien Act, now in its eleventh edition (2006, Carswell). He has authored Construction Trusts (Carswell, 1998), Canada's first and only text on this remedy, and Conduct of a Lien Action (2004, Carswell). Mr. Glaholt is also a Co-Author of the recently published Bristow, Glaholt, Reynolds and Wise edition of Construction, Builders’ and Mechanics’ Liens in Canada, 7th Edition (2005). With Markus Rotterdam, he has co-authored the Halsbury’s Construction volume. Mr. Glaholt is a Founding Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers and has recently become President of that organization. He has been listed by The Canadian Legal LEXPERT Directory as a leading practitioner in the construction law area who is "most frequently recommended" to LEXPERT's Editors, and as one of the LEXPERT/American Lawyer Media’s "Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada" in the field of construction law in each year of that listing. Mr. Glaholt is a frequent speaker at professional and industry conferences and is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in construction law.
Markus Rotterdam, LL.M., is an experienced and respected Legal Researcher who has co-authored numerous published articles and presentations with Duncan Glaholt. After graduating from law school at Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany in 1994, where he worked as a Research Associate at the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, Mr. Rotterdam received an LL.M. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1997. Mr. Rotterdam holds an Academy Certificate from the Hague Academy of International Law, The Netherlands (1992).
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