profile
NEW Case highlights need to look at mandatory minimums

An Ontario judge has struck down a mandatory minimum sentence for a drug smuggling offence, ruling that two years in prison would be a “grossly disproportionate'' punishment ... Read more

profile
Canada must investigate terrorist suspect

Before a British-Canadian man accused of joining ISIS in Syria is allowed to re-enter this country, a thorough investigation of his activities must be carried out by Canadian ... Read more

profile
New legislation will make it easier to organize unions

New legislation giving trade unions access to employee contact information will make it easier for them to organize bargaining units, says Vaughan labour and employment lawyer ... Read more

profile
Segregation rulings good news for mentally ill inmates

Three recent rulings that restrict the use of solitary confinement are good news for mentally ill inmates as long as governments follow through with substantial reforms, Toronto ... Read more

profile
Carefully read trampoline park rules, waivers

With winter break around the corner, parents should be aware of the high level of risk associated with trampoline parks, Windsor personal injury lawyer Gino Paciocco tells ... Read more

profile
Will drafting involves 'mental gymnastics'

When drafting a will, it's important that people give serious consideration to inevitable issues, such as taxes and who should benefit from the estate, Thunder Bay wills and ... Read more

profile
Selling, trading cryptocurrency a 'taxable event'

Although taxpayers trading bitcoin for another cryptocurrency may think they do not have to report the transaction, they need to be aware that in the eyes of the Canada Revenue ... Read more

profile
Guidelines for patients recording doctor visits

Toronto health lawyer Elyse Sunshine tells CTV News that it’s prudent for doctors to establish a clear policy around patients who want to record their medical visits. ... Read more

profile
Take a hard look at your intake department

By Tom Ball If you choose to examine your firm’s profitability in one single area, it wouldn’t hurt to take a hard look at your intake department. Specifically for call ... Read more

profile
How long does probate take?

By Michele Allinotte As an estate administration lawyer in Cornwall, Ont., one of the most frequent questions clients ask me is, “How long does probate take?” Probate isn’t ... Read more


News
Technology efficiently lowers costs for client
profile

Gone are the days when law firms could maximize efficiencies and satisfy clients with only the most basic office technology, says Alan Bass , president of Korbitec Inc. , a ... Read more

Privacy interests of plaintiffs on social media 'still not settled law'
profile

As a recent ruling suggests, allowing several 'friends' to access the private section of a Facebook account does not always mean a plaintiff is giving up privacy rights to that ... Read more

Motion for financial disclosure: fishing expedition or balanced request?
profile

Financial disclosure requests can become a battleground in hard-fought litigation, Toronto family lawyer Brian Ludmer tells AdvocateDaily.com . Ludmer, principal of ... Read more

Who’s liable in a slip and fall?
profile

Snow and ice are nothing new in most parts of Canada during the winter, and yet property owners continue to neglect to clear their sidewalks, resulting in slip-and-fall accidents ... Read more

Domestic violence and the police: a primer
profile

When alcohol or high emotions lead to physical conflict in a marriage, all too often one partner will call the police and then live to sorely regret it, says Toronto criminal and ... Read more

Hiring a lawyer to defend a DUI charge
profile

When hiring a lawyer to fight driving under the influence (DUI) charges, look for someone who can give you a complete picture of the pros and cons of your case, says Toronto ... Read more

'Taco Tuesday' mark may not be distinctive enough to enforce
profile

A trademark has to be “distinctive” of a single brand to be valid and enforceable, Toronto intellectual property lawyer John Simpson tells MetroNews . A ... Read more

Property rights lacking for Ontario common-law spouses
profile

Contrary to popular opinion, common-law spouses in Ontario enjoy very few of the property rights granted to married spouses, Toronto family and estates lawyer Karon Bales tells ... Read more

Creditors can seize funds despite Mareva injunction
profile

While a Mareva injunction is an effective tool to stop another party from dissipating their assets, a recent Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) ruling confirms that it will not keep ... Read more

Sexual misconduct: pros and cons of civil court actions
profile

The #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct and the media attention it’s received could encourage more victims to launch lawsuits to seek justice, but it’s important ... Read more

Be explicit when drafting termination clauses
profile

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision offers further clarity for employers in drafting termination clauses in employment agreements, Toronto civil litigator Bruce Baron ... Read more

Lesage: court puts insurance industry ‘on notice’
profile

An Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision ordering an insurance company to pay full indemnity costs of $72,000 sends a strong message to the industry, Toronto litigator ... Read more

How to increase your company’s value before selling
profile

Doing research before you put a business on the selling block and gathering a team together to help can increase the value of a company by up to 50 per cent, says Edmonton real ... Read more

View more articles >
Opinion
Five threats to a healthy estate
profile

By Ian Hull We need to be vigilant on a number of fronts every day – from health to financial security, to our relationships with others. But there’s another front – the ... Read more

OHSA penalties, chronic mental stress benefit transition provisions
profile

By Laura Williams On Dec. 14, 2017, Bill 177, the Stronger, Fairer Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017 received Royal Assent and became law in Ontario. Bill 177 is omnibus legislation which, ... Read more

Remedial agreement appropriate where concerns are acknowledged
profile

By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine This case involved a complaint about the care provided by a psychiatrist to the applicant’s son over the course of eight years. The Inquiries, ... Read more

Adoption orders: when court will dispense with biological parents’ consent
profile

By Lisa Gelman A recent Ontario decision outlines when a court might make an adoption order – even if the biological parents do not agree to such an order. What happened? The ... Read more

Four new health privacy decisions of the IPC released
profile

By Kate Dewhirst On Friday, Jan. 12, the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario released four new decisions. Here is my updated summary of all 64 IPC PHIPA decisions . ... Read more

The bitcoin estate plan
profile

By Suzana Popovic-Montag As I write this, a single bitcoin is worth more than US$8,200. It will undoubtedly be worth a different amount by the time you read this because the value of bitcoin can ... Read more

There is power in keeping it personal
profile

By Tom Ball According to Harvard Business Review , the most effective way to connect with clients is at an emotional level, tapping into their fundamental motivations and fulfilling ... Read more

Disinherited children may have claims against estate
profile

By Charles Ticker Disinherited children may be entitled to share in lottery winner’s estate A recent story from New Zealand found here is a very interesting scenario involving the ... Read more

Sexual assault and sexual harassment at work
profile

By Nicole Simes In the wake of workplace sexual assault allegations against the former leader of the Ontario PC party, I continue to reiterate what employers of any kind can do to try and ... Read more

The paradox of sexual misconduct and people with disabilities
profile

By Lorin MacDonald As a human rights lawyer and a woman living with a disability, I am troubled by some reactions to the resignation of the federal Minister of Sport and Persons with ... Read more

Involving the Office of the Children’s Lawyer
profile

By Lisa Gelman An Ontario court recently considered a situation where the parties’ custody and access proceedings were adjourned so that the Office of the Children’s Lawyer ... Read more

What you need to know about a workplace injury
profile

By David Hollingsworth Workplace injury A workplace injury can happen anywhere. A workplace injury can also go far beyond the industrial and construction site accidents that we hear about in ... Read more

Five more reasons you need to write a will now
profile

By Lisa Laredo January has come and gone but we’re still going on about the New Year’s resolution that should have been at the top of the list for at least half of Canadians ... Read more

View more articles >
Janus ConferencesToronto Lawyers AssociationMKD InternationalFeldstein Family LawInfoware Canada Fireman DayaKoster Consulting & AssociatesForensic RestitutionDaily DocketsPolice Blotter
Blogroll