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Law Contractor launches business bundles, flat-fee pricing

Edmonton lawyer  Kirk Goodman isn’t afraid of rocking the legal boat with his upfront, flat-fee pricing model. With clients demanding more transparency, he tells ... Read more

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Richard Shekter: a fierce advocate in complex cases

Being embroiled in a legal dispute is one of the most stressful situations people will face, and having an experienced advocate to help them navigate the justice system can ... Read more

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Appeal panel costs award against law society 'an outlier'

While a recent Law Society of Upper Canada appeal panel decision that awarded costs to two lawyers after an 11-year battle with the regulator is encouraging, it will not likely ... Read more

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Tough to pursue company when it respects contract conditions

While customers can seek recourse when a company deliberately violates a contract, it can be difficult to go after an airline when it respects its agreement with passengers ... Read more

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Default provisions of settlement agreements must be reasonable: Baron

A case successfully argued in Ontario’s Superior Court by Toronto civil, corporate and commercial litigator  Bruce Baron gives new guidance on drafting default clauses ... Read more

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Margaret Waddell moves practice to Phillips Gill LLP

Toronto class-action lawyer  Margaret Waddell  has moved her practice to  Phillips Gill LLP  where she is focusing on plaintiff-side class actions, as well as ... Read more

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Never a dull moment in commercial litigation

Toronto civil litigator Maija Pluto says early into law school she knew she wanted to pursue a career in litigation because it provided an opportunity to exercise her analytical ... Read more

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Architecture, flexibility part of law office design

Although The Law Studio  designed its mid-Toronto office to include a communal workstation and equal-sized glass offices for all staff, there is more to the firm’s ... Read more

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Proceed with caution in partnership disputes: Neil Paris

Disputes between business partners can take an ugly turn if stakeholders ignore their legal obligations and let their emotions take over, warns Toronto commercial litigator Neil ... Read more

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The mobile lawyer: a new service delivery model

Lawyers need to start thinking beyond traditional models of service delivery to explore how technology can help them provide a more streamlined and cost-effective service ... Read more

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Law office redesign should balance open space, quiet areas

The Law Studio has joined a growing number of law practices opting out of traditional office spaces in favour of a bright, friendly environment with more open ... Read more

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Mental distress awards in wrongful terminations

Toronto civil litigator Maija Pluto says her client’s win in a wrongful dismissal case demonstrates a developing trend for courts to award damages for mental distress in ... Read more

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Acting as agent good way to gain experience, develop business

Toronto civil and commercial litigator Jonathan Miller says acting as agent in commercial and estate list matters has been an excellent way to get more courtroom exposure ... Read more

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Kevin Fisher joins Gardiner Roberts LLP as partner

Toronto litigator Kevin Fisher has joined Gardiner Roberts LLP as partner, bringing his significant experience to a larger platform. He tells ... Read more

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Extra vigilance helps avoid conflicts of interest in business law

Although all lawyers are duty-bound to avoid conflicts of interest, this task is not always as easy as it seems, especially for those who practise business law, Toronto ... Read more

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Gaertner Baron expands, adds new associate

Corporate and commercial litigation boutique Gaertner Baron Professional Corporation continues its expansion, adding civil litigation associate Maija Pluto . Toronto ... Read more

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OSC whistleblower policy not a game changer: Radnoff

It would be optimistic to call the Ontario Securities Commission’s (OSC) new whistleblower program a ‘game-changer’ with respect to its role in preventing fraud, ... Read more

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The Law Studio runs counterintuitive to traditional law firm model

Toronto corporate-commercial litigator Jonathon Baker is on a mission to change the traditional law firm model and the way legal services are delivered. Baker, managing ... Read more

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Franchisors should ensure agreements comply with OCA

Toronto commercial litigator Darren Smith says franchisors should make sure their franchise agreements comply with the Court of Appeal’s decision in 2176693 ... Read more

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Supreme Court to hear Deloitte appeal over $118M Livent judgment

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) will hear an appeal from Deloitte and Touche against a multimillion-dollar judgment awarded over its audit work for the Livent ... Read more

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