Does it Take Two to Tango? When a Party Can (and Cannot) Contract With Herself
At common law, a party is generally unable to contract with itself, or to transfer property to itself. In some provinces, these limitations have been overcome through explicit legislation. In a recent ruling, Penny v. DeLong Estate, 2013 NSCA 74, the Nova Scotia court confirmed that, in the absence of statutory intervention, equity will not intercede to overcome this common law prohibition. Read more.
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