Speeding: a severely penalized criminal offence

A person commits an offence when they adopt a behavior that is prohibited in the Criminal Code. Driving over the speed limit is one of many criminal offences recognized and penalized by law. The [...]

The Consumer Protection Act: know the basics

The Consumer Protection Act, also known as the “CPA”, regulates contracts between consumers and merchants. It is a protection law that offers consumers a basic guarantee on all goods and [...]

Termination of employment contract: everything to know about notice of termination

Part of the provisions governing labour law are found in Chapter Seven of Title II of the 5th Book of the Civil Code of Quebec. A contract of employment is a contract by which a person, the [...]

Legal construction mortgage

Among the only claims that may give rise to a legal mortgage are the claims of persons who participated in the construction or renovation of an immovable, commonly known as a legal construction [...]

Mortgage claims in Quebec

Mortgage claims are remedies that can be exercised by creditors, whose debt obligation is liquid and payable, to assert his mortgage rights against their debtor who has defaulted, without [...]

Everything there is to know about mortgages in Quebec

A mortgage in Quebec is defined as the real right on a movable or immovable property made liable for the performance of an obligation. This obligation confers on the creditor the right to follow [...]

What is a formal notice?

A formal notice is the formal request sent by a creditor to a debtor who is late in fulfilling an obligation, ordering him to fulfill it within a specific time period, failing which he will face [...]

What are the steps of a lawsuit?

The legal world is frightening at first, and not without reason. It appears obscure, unfamiliar and complex. Its decorum, its language, its codes and its rules don’t address the litigants who [...]

Is it beneficial for my company to have a commercial lawyer?

Creating, developing and managing a business is subject to many difficulties that can lead to litigation. An entrepreneur’s main fear is the unforeseen, the random variable that impedes their [...]

Quebec judiciary: how are the courts organized?

The judicial organization of the courts in Quebec is an important subject. In effect, public civil justice is administered by the courts of the judiciary, which come under the legislative [...]

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