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Sharp practice

Sharp practice is a pejorative phrase to describe sneaky or cunning behavior that is technically within the rules of the law but borders on being unethical.

The term has been used by judges in Canada; in one a Canadian Construction Board gave an example of "sharp practice" for one party to "take advantage of a clear oversight by the opposite party in a proceeding."[1] According to another source, a Canadian court of appeal judgement, judges should not accuse counsel of sharp practice lightly and should generally not make such an accusation based solely on written submissions.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Construction Workers Local 53 v. Fahringer Mechanical Contractors Limited (2001),  CanLII  3504 (ON L.R.B.)
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