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Cyber security is everybody’s business

Business leaders may fail to uphold their legal responsibilities if they don't take reasonable steps to prepare their companies for cyberattacks and information security ... Read more

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Business law the perfect fit for logical thinker Saunders

Toronto commercial lawyer Bob Saunders would never have gone into the legal profession if his parents had their way. The family owned a drug store, and Saunders’ mother ... Read more

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Ensure feedback guides, motivates younger lawyers

Feedback should be a motivational experience — so when you’re delivering constructive criticism, be sure to stick to the facts, and keep your opinions out of it, ... Read more

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Allen McDonald Swartz LLP receives M&A, deal of the year honour

Toronto corporate law firm Allen McDonald Swartz  was awarded a pair of honours by U.K.-based Acquisition International (AI) for its involvement in the acquisition of Wheels ... Read more

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Niche focus key for new law practice

Winnipeg corporate lawyer  Rana Bokhari was in a unique situation when she helped launch her boutique law firm last year — as she tells The Lawyers Weekly , ... Read more

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So you want to sue a customer

By Inga Andriessen Dear future client: We look forward to helping you collect the money you’re owed from that customer you are about to do business with. We ... Read more

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Watch out for anti-spam law when marketing on social media

Businesses should ensure their online marketing activities comply with Canada's Anti-Spam Law ( CASL ), says Toronto technology and business lawyer  Peter Murphy.   ... Read more

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Mixing work, personal emails risky for employees

Employees need to understand the risk of using a work email address for conducting personal business, Toronto corporate lawyer Jillian Swartz tells Forensic Accounting and ... Read more

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Manitoba's top court opens floodgate to First Nations class action lawsuit

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Court of Appeal says First Nations members who were forced off their land by flooding in 2011 can proceed with ... Read more

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An update on corporations and unreasonable trial delay

By J. Bruce McMeekin Six months after the Supreme Court released its decision in  R. v. Jordan  rewriting the law governing pretrial delay, there are at least ... Read more

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How about legal literacy for high school students?

By Inga Andriessen I’ve been reading and hearing a lot lately about the call for financial literacy classes in high school. This involves teaching the basics of ... Read more

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MLA's reinstatement offers chance to discuss workplace sexual harassment

The debate over a former Manitoba cabinet minister’s return to the NDP caucus should be an opportunity to discuss a change in workplace attitudes to sexual harassment, says ... Read more

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Canadian fintech companies focus more on collaboration than disruption

The dominant position of Canada’s big banks has prevented fintech firms from disrupting financial services in this country   the way they have elsewhere in the world, ... Read more

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Similar strategies can drive success in sports, business

Acquiring the best players, making sure everyone works well together and implementing problem-solving strategies are the building blocks for a winning hockey season — but ... Read more

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LoyaltyOne’s miscalculation a lesson for reward programs

The consumer backlash over LoyaltyOne’s plan to void Air Miles that are five years or older is a lesson for companies considering changes to their reward programs, ... Read more

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Long-term succession plan key for departing CEOs

Departing CEOs need a long lead time to ensure a successful transition at the top of a company, Toronto corporate lawyer Jillian Swartz tells Succession Planning , a special ... Read more

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Up-to-date records vital when selling business

When a business is up for sale, the corporate minute book is one of the key documents that prospective buyers will examine — but sellers should first be sure to bring this ... Read more

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Implementation of new tax creates problems for B.C. homebuyers

The B.C. government opted for a quick implementation of its new property transfer tax, aimed at slowing the Vancouver housing market — which has resulted in confusion and ... Read more

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Maybe job interviews should be ‘blind auditions’

By Inga Andriessen If you’re a fan of The Voice (or forced to watch it because your spouse is a fan) then you’re familiar with the blind auditions that start this ... Read more

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Access to justice in the civil context — let’s work together!

By Inga Andriessen I was recently in court on a civil motions list. If you’re not a lawyer, you likely don’t know that in order to get your case on a civil motion ... Read more

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