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Seminar Papers 2019

November 2019

22Nov
2019

A Defence of Community Amenity Contributions

During my sabbatical earlier this year I wrote a paper on community amenity contributions (“CACs”). I got a little carried away and the...

22Nov
2019

Employer Disciplinary Investigations

There has been a lot of focus in the past few years on investigations of bullying and harassment complaints. However, employers are...

22Nov
2019

Judicial Review: What You Need To Know

Judicial review is the mechanism by which the courts supervise those who exercise statutory powers to ensure that they do not overstep...

22Nov
2019

Hot Topics in Planning Law

A review of papers delivered at past iterations of this seminar, purporting to address “hot” topics, provides some insight into our firm’s...

22Nov
2019

Beyond Zoning: PDAs, DPs, Covenants ... And More

To adopt, or not to adopt, that is the question faced by a municipal council member in deciding whether to rezone land. The choice is...

22Nov
2019

Open and Closed Meetings

The most important and powerful duties and functions of a municipality must be performed and exercised by its council, and an act or...

22Nov
2019

Privacy and FOI Update

Quite a lot of water has gone under the bridge since our last update on privacy and freedom of information. Our goal here is to highlight...

22Nov
2019

Local Government Subsidiaries

Municipalities can incorporate by using their natural person powers under section 8(1) of the Community Charter (the “Charter”). Regional...

22Nov
2019

Caselaw Update and Other Legal News

Recently, there have been a number of significant legislative updates and court decisions that affect local governments. In this paper, we...

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