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Halsbury's Laws of Canada – Commercial Law I: Agency (2024 Reissue) / Auctions (2024 Reissue) / Bailment (2024 Reissue) / Betting, Gaming and Lotteries (2024 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.
Publication Language: English

Hardcover | 672 pages

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Published: March 26, 2024
ISBN/ISSN: 9780433530015

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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. Every practitioner should have a basic understanding of the common law principles of agency. Halsbury's Agency explains the creation and termination of the agency relationship; the rights, obligations and duties of agent and principal; and remedies for breach of duty.

Topics in this indispensable reference include:

  • How agency differs from other legal relationships
  • Creation of agency
  • Authority of an agent
  • Rights, liabilities and obligations of principals and agents
  • Termination

Sheila Nemet-Brown, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B.

Auctions are an important avenue for commercial sales activity. Auction sales occur 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 applicable to auctions seek to ensure the fairness of the process and the integrity of the goods offered for sale. They are also intended to ensure that auctioneers, bidders and sellers abide by specific requirements.

Topics covered in this national reference include:

  • Auctioneers and auction sales companies
  • Internet auctions
  • Licensing requirements
  • Sale under public auction
  • Particular property sold at auction

Tyler Botten, B.Sc., LL.B.

Bailment is an important legal and commercial relationship arising upon delivery of personal chattels in trust. This title explains the rights and obligations of bailors and bailees, as well as those pertaining to third parties, and sets out the legal framework governing these relationships.

Topics covered include:

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

Donald J. Bourgeois, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B.

Gambling is an important economic activity that transcends international borders. From the perspective of regulators, gambling is both complex and lucrative. While certain gambling activities remain indictable offences under the Criminal Code, provinces increasingly regulate gambling activity in Canada. Halsbury's Betting, Gaming and Lotteries details the shared federal and provincial jurisdiction in this area. It provides comprehensive information on criminal offences, licensed activities, provincial regulatory models, the development of online gaming, and the evolution of relevant case law.

Topics in this national reference include:

  • Criminal Code offences, statutory exemptions and permitted gaming
  • The conduct and management of provincial gaming activity
  • The jurisprudence on the conduct and management of gaming activities

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Table of contents

I. Introduction
II. Creation of Agency
III. Authority of an Agent
IV. Rights, Liabilities and Obligations of Principals and Agents
V. 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. Statutory Framework
II. Provincial Gaming