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Text messages a ‘discreet form of correspondence:’ SCC

A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision on the privacy of text messages is significant for criminal law, but it’s not expected to have the same impact in a civil context, ... Read more

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Substance trumps style in crafting winning arguments: Silver

His first time in court, accompanying a senior colleague who was bringing a motion, Toronto commercial litigator Jeffrey Silver  says he got a great lesson in the quality of ... Read more

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Mackey thrives on helping resolve condo disputes

The diverse mix of people she meets and helping condo corporations resolve complex issues are the most satisfying parts of the job for Toronto condominium and commercial ... Read more

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Adjudication process will expedite payments in construction sector

The introduction of an interim adjudication process to resolve payment disputes more efficiently is a welcome update to Ontario’s construction laws, Toronto commercial ... Read more

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Pierringer agreements a double-edged sword

A recent decision highlights practical concerns relating to Pierringer agreements, says Toronto commercial litigation lawyer  William Pepall . Pepall, partner ... Read more

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‘Slow and steady’ the right approach to modernizing Ontario's courts: Miller

TORONTO — Ontario's antiquated court system will inch toward the modern age, as the attorney general announced Wi-Fi for courthouses, jury summons via email or text and ... Read more

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Remember to include limitation provisions in contracts: Eckler

Toronto litigator  Isabelle Eckler says a recent Ontario Divisional Court decision serves as a reminder to builders and designers to include limitation provisions in ... Read more

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Receiver responsible for evaluating secured creditor claims

A recent decision shows courts will take a pragmatic approach to insolvencies where there are limited assets at stake, says Toronto corporate and commercial lawyer  Marlin ... Read more

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Be clear about intentions when transferring property: Miller

Parents transferring property to their children to avoid probate fees on their estate should make their objectives crystal clear to minimize problems down the road, says Toronto ... Read more

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The high cost of free advice: Vickerman

A recent decision from the   United Kingdom is a cautionary tale for professionals everywhere to exercise caution in doling out free advice, says Toronto litigator  ... Read more

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The dos and don’ts of shareholder agreements

Business partnerships usually begin with a honeymoon period, but they can end in a messy divorce unless a shareholder agreement is in place, says Edmonton business lawyer  ... Read more

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Auditors’ duty of care could extend to non-clients

Auditors may be exposed to increased liability in the wake of a court decision that extended one firm’s duty of care to non-clients, says Toronto commercial litigation ... Read more

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Oral loan deal costs ex-lawyer $2M

A $2-million judgment against a former Toronto lawyer shows the dangers of accepting loans from clients, Hamilton commercial litigation lawyer  Mark Abradjian tells  ... Read more

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Understanding motivation key to resolving legal disputes: Rosenbaum

As a teenager, Toronto labour and employment lawyer Stefan Rosenbaum's  part-time job as a grocery store cashier in Winnipeg gave him an early taste of workplace issues that ... Read more

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Low overhead key consideration when moving law office

Although a number of issues often factor into a decision to relocate a law firm to a new address, Edmonton lawyer  Kirk Goodman tells The Lawyer’s Daily that ... Read more

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Preserving electronic evidence with Anton Piller orders is on the rise

Anton Piller orders – once regarded as an extreme measure to be rarely used – have grown in recent years, particularly in intellectual property and trade secret ... Read more

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Math studies give Toronto litigator a logical, analytical edge

When Toronto litigator Matthew Urback tells people his first university degree was in math, most are surprised and curious as to how that prepared him for a career in law. As ... Read more

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Clients get substance, not flash, with Vickerman as their advocate

If she were independently wealthy, Toronto litigator Jessica Vickerman would likely be a lifelong student, following her wide-ranging curiosity from subject to subject. ... Read more

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The sky’s the limit for e-filing court documents: Miller

Toronto civil and commercial litigator  Jonathan Miller is optimistic that a new pilot program for e-filing civil claims is merely the beginning of online efficiencies for ... Read more

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Non-paying tenants with cash taking a risk

Commercial tenants who stop paying rent despite being able to pay are playing a risky game, says Hamilton commercial litigation lawyer Mark Abradjian . In a recent  case ... Read more

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