Halsbury's Laws of Canada -- Transportation (Carriage of Goods) (2024 Reissue) / Transportation (Railways) (2024 Reissue) / Trusts (2024 Reissue)

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By Rui M. Fernandes

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Rui M. Fernandes, B.Sc., J.D., LL.M.

With carriage of goods by road, rail and water at the forefront of commercial transactions, the Halsbury's Transportation (Carriage of Goods) title offers the ideal resource for lawyers who require a concise explanation of this specialized area of law (air transport is covered in a separate title). Timely and accessible, and written by one of Canada's leading transportation lawyers, this valuable reference delivers a clear narrative of the legislative framework and identifies the relevant case law that practitioners need to know. It contains useful answers to questions on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Federal legislation regulating extra-provincial trucking
  • Provincial licensing of road carriers
  • Powers and procedures of transport authorities
  • Duties and responsibilities of carriers
  • Passenger and luggage liability issues
  • Hazardous and dangerous goods
  • Accommodation for goods
  • Common and connecting rail carriers
  • Contractual arrangements for rail carriage
  • Liability for loss, damage or delay
  • Carriage by charterparty
  • Hague-Visby rules regarding bills of lading


    Rui M. Fernandes, B.Sc., J.D., LL.M.

    Once at the very heart of commercial activity and the Canadian Dream, railways still play an important part in the transport of passengers and goods. Rail lines run through every populated region in Canada. Halsbury's Transportation (Railways) provides a comprehensive national treatment of the law governing the construction, operation, safety and oversight of federal and provincial railways, including:

  • The legislative framework
  • Role and powers of the Canadian Transportation Agency
  • Regulation of railway construction
  • Safety standards and regulation
  • Powers, responsibilities and management of railway companies
  • Traffic operations and rules
  • Carriage of passengers
  • Tariffs, rates and freight
  • Financial transactions
  • Violations and offences under the Canada Transportation Act


    Maria Elena Hoffstein, M.A., LL.B. & Nicole Woodward, B.Sc., J.D.

    Trusts are increasingly significant in modern legal practice because they provide inventive and flexible solutions to legal issues. The unique nature of the trust, and its varied forms, make it an important tool in estates law, commercial law, international law and pension and benefits law, among others. Halsbury's Trusts classifies and analyzes the principal types of trust, and explains their creation and use in a variety of contexts. This national resource includes discussion of trusts under the Québec Civil Code. Halsbury's Trusts gives practitioners a competitive advantage by explaining how to apply trust principles to different areas of practice.

    Topics in this national reference include:

  • Nature of trusts
  • Classification and characteristics of trusts
  • Modern uses of trusts
  • Express trusts
  • Trusts arising by operation of law, including resulting and constructive trusts
  • Charitable and non-charitable purpose trusts
  • Invalid and unlawful conditions
  • Inter vivos and testamentary trusts
  • The Statute of Frauds and equitable interests
  • Powers of appointment
  • Duties, powers and rights of trustees
  • Breach of trust
  • Variation and termination of trusts
  • Halsbury's Laws of Canada -- Transportation (Carriage of Goods) (2024 Reissue) / Transportation (Railways) (2024 Reissue) / Trusts (2024 Reissue)