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Areas of Practice

Cruickshank & Hemmingson offer a full range of legal services including:

Corporate and Commercial

We have represented thousands of individuals and businesses in their commercial transactions and on matters ranging from advice on the advantages of various business structures, incorporation, shareholder agreements and other documentation.

Our firm has long been active in handling complex financings, refinancing, agri-business matters, leases, corporate restructurings, mergers, tax rollovers as well as purchases and sales of businesses.

Civil Litigation and Divorce

The firm's litigation files include many personal injury and divorce files as well as commercial and other litigation. We will also accept retainers in defence of any Firearms Act charges.

Wills and Estates

Today more than ever, the importance of estate planning cannot be overemphasized. We are frequently advising clients and drafting documents ranging from fairly simple wills, powers of attorney and personal directives to more complex trusts, cohabitation and marriage agreements and tax planning initiatives where we often work closely with a client's accountant.

We pride ourselves on our expertise in administering estates effectively and obtaining Probate without unnecessary delay.

We routinely handle all manner of estate planning including Wills, Powers of Attorney and Personal Directives. Where necessary, we will make applications to Court to address the validity of a Will and remuneration due to a personal representative. We have acted for various parties in estate litigation, including both defending and advancing claims by adult interdependent partners.

Real Estate

Our real estate practice covers residential and commercial conveyancing and mortgages, farm sales and financing, condominium and land development.

We act for clients in all manner of real estate transactions, including non-standard work such as options to purchase, easements, rights-of-way, building schemes, surface leases and in connection with mineral trusts.

Dependent Adult

Clients often find themselves in a situation where either or both of a Power of Attorney and Personal Directive do not exist or are defective. In these cases, we act for a person(s) – often a family member – who is willing to step in and assume responsibility for handling the finances and assets of the person who has lost mental competence or managing their health care and personal lives.

Our representation in all these cases is effective and considerate of the impact such circumstances can have on individuals and their families.

Firearms Act

Mr. Hemmingson will accept the defence of any charges under the Firearms Act at an agreed flat fee.


Our securities files have included both creation of exempt offerings and limited partnerships with multi-jurisdictional issues and litigating breaches of securities law. We have acted for various parties in securities-related litigation.