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About Nickie Nikolaou

Nickie Nikolaou, B.A. (Sask.), LL.B. (Alberta), LL.M. (Calgary).
Associate Professor. Member of the Alberta Bar.
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Co-Owners and Adverse Possession – The Uniqueness of Alberta?

By: Nickie Nikolaou PDF Version: Co-Owners and Adverse Possession – The Uniqueness of Alberta? Case Commented On: Verhulst Estate v Denesik, 2016 ABQB 668 (CanLII) In an earlier post, I concluded that Master Schlosser was correct in finding that a co-owner … Continue reading

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Extending Limitation Periods for Environmental Actions

By: Nickie Nikolaou PDF Version: Extending Limitation Periods for Environmental Actions Case Commented On: Lakeview Village Professional Centre Corporation v Suncor Energy Inc, 2016 ABQB 288 (CanLII) The nature of environmental contamination often requires the bending of usual legal rules. Because … Continue reading

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Community Consultation Is “Not Mere Window Dressing” in Development Permit Applications

By: Nickie Nikolaou PDF Version: Community Consultation Is “Not Mere Window Dressing” in Development Permit Applications Case Commented On: Thomas v Edmonton (City), 2016 ABCA 57 (CanLII) Disputes between developers of new residential properties and landowners, especially in the context of … Continue reading

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Can a Co-owner Acquire Title to Their Co-owner’s Share through Adverse Possession?

By: Nickie Nikolaou PDF Version: Can a Co-owner Acquire Title to Their Co-owner’s Share through Adverse Possession? Case Commented On: Denesik v Verhulst Estate, 2016 ABQB 36 Acquiring title through adverse possession in Alberta is difficult and successful cases are … Continue reading

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An Overview of Bill 2: Responsible Energy Development Act – What are the changes and What are the issues?*

PDF version: An Overview of Bill 2: Responsible Energy Development Act – What are the changes and What are the issues?* Bill commented on: Bill 2, Responsible Energy Development Act, The Legislative Assembly of Alberta, 1st Session, 28th Legislature On … Continue reading

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