Tagged: property


Discord and the Sword: An Estate Dispute and Proprietary Estoppel in Cowper-Smith v Morgan

In Cowper-Smith v Morgan, 2017 SCC 61 [Cowper-Smith], the Supreme Court of Canada (“the Court”) brings back painful memories of first-year Contracts and attempts to clarify the complex equitable doctrine of...

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Nelson (City) v Mowatt : Don’t Apply the Inconsistent Use Doctrine in BC (and Don’t Meddle with the Trial Judge)

In Nelson (City) v Mowatt, 2017 SCC 8 [Mowatt], the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) recently found that the British Columbia Court of Appeal (“BCCA”) erred when it interfered with...