A properly drafted contract can make the difference between a good transaction or business relationship and one that deteriorates into a legal battle, Barrie commercial litigator Scott Hawryliw tells AdvocateDaily.com.
“People come in to see me because someone they’re in business with is not doing what they’re supposed to be doing in the contract,” says Hawryliw, founder of SRH Litigation. “Most of the time the contracts are not very thorough or comprehensive and don’t adequately define the understanding of the parties in terms of what everyone is supposed to be doing.
“I think the smart business practice is to try to be proactive in drafting contracts to try to avoid litigation.”
He points to a recent decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal that involved the purchase and sale of a house in Toronto…