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Halsbury's Laws of Canada – Commercial Law I: Agency (2015 Reissue) / Auctions (2015 Reissue) / Bailment (2015 Reissue) / Betting, Gaming and Lotteries (2015 Reissue)

Agency articulates the creation and termination of the agency, the rights, obligations and duties of an agent and principal. Auctions covers auctioneers and auction sales companies and licensing requirements. Bailment provides a discussion of the rights and obligations of bailers and bailees. Betting details the federal and provincial government's shared jurisdiction over gambling.
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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.

Topics in this indispensable reference include:

  • Agency distinguished from other relationships
  • Creation of agency
  • Authority of an agent
  • Rights, liabilities and obligations of principals and agents

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.

Topics covered in this national reference include:

  • Auctioneers and auction sales companies
  • Licensing requirements
  • Types of property sold at auction
  • Sale under public auction

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.

Topics covered include:

  • Gratuitous bailment
  • Bailment based on valuable consideration
  • Chattels, storage and workers liens
  • Remedies and damages

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.

Topics in this national reference include:

  • Federal regulatory framework
  • Criminal Code offences
  • Statutory exemptions and permitted gaming
  • Conduct and management of provincial gaming activity
  • Provincial regulatory frameworks
  • Judicial approach to conduct and management of gaming activities

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Table of contents

I. Creation of Agency
II. Authority of an Agent
III. Rights, Liabilities and Obligations of Principals and Agents
IV. Termination

I. Introduction
II. Auctioneers and Auction Sales Companies
III. Sale under Public Auction
IV. Particular Property Sold At Auction

I. Introduction
II. Gratuitous Bailment
III. Bailment For Valuable Consideration
IV. Remedies And Damages

I. Regulatory Framework
II. Criminal Code Offences
III. Statutory Exemptions and Permitted Gaming
IV. Conduct and Manage
V. Provincial Framework
VI. Definition of Conduct and Manage