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  • The concept of an unrelated party to a lawsuit affording capital or other resources to a party involved in the lawsuit is not recent. Exploring the historical and international applications of third party litigation funding, this paper also dives into Canadian case law, the legal concepts of champerty and maintenance, regulatory issues and ethical considerations. Included in the paper is a checklist of core elements that lawyers should consider when creating third party litigation agreements. This paper was presented at LESA’s Third Party Litigation Funding: Identifying Opportunities and Challenges webinar on January 21, 2022.
  • Third-party litigation funding is an evolving tool that increases access to justice and has been argued to further the objectives of insolvency law. This paper explores the potential use and approval of third-party funding in proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. This paper was presented at LESA’s Third Party Litigation Funding: Identifying Opportunities and Challenges webinar on January 21, 2022.
  • Pension benefits and their legislative requirements provide important considerations when it comes to drafting prenuptial or cohabitation agreements and when dividing property or spousal support obligations on relationship breakdown. This comprehensive paper covers the essentials of defined benefit, defined contributions, and hybrid pension plans; registered and non-registered pension plans; federal and provincial public sector pensions; and more. This paper was presented at LESA’s The Winds of Change: Developments in Pension Law webinar on January 12, 2022.
  • Review case scenarios related to pension law in Alberta, including recent legislative changes. This on-demand program originally broadcast on January 12, 2022, as part of our Winds of Change: Developments in Pension Law webinar. Total running time is 1 hour, 30 minutes.
  • Explore answers to pension and relationship breakdown questions, along with other considerations including options for making a pension division, recent changes to some pension plans in Alberta, divisions of pensions in pay, and mortality concerns. This on-demand program originally broadcast on January 12, 2022, as part of our Winds of Change: Developments in Pension Law webinar. Total running time is 1 hour, 25 minutes.