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Law firm, legal community resources valuable for young lawyers

Although Calgary business lawyer  Cameron MacCarthy  says it was his firm’s strong emphasis on teamwork that helped him navigate his way from summer student to ... Read more

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Split-fee agreements common when lawyers leave firm

It is not unusual for law firms to negotiate split-fee agreements that account for lawyers moving on after they have worked on contingency fee matters, Toronto business ... Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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Respect key to success of co-counsel arrangement

In certain matters, clients may benefit from a co-counsel setting where lawyers tackle different aspects of the case — but the success of these arrangements depends on ... Read more

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, except for employers

By Inga Andriessen Oh wait, isn’t the title of this week’s post the way that song goes? I suppose it’s not, but it could be. Ah, the holidays. Yes, all ... Read more

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Get smart: marketing tips for lawyers

Branding is essential for lawyers looking to build or expand their networks, and by extension, their professional opportunities, says Toronto business lawyer Inga Andriessen. ... Read more

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Jonathan Reilly thrives on crafting solutions for clients

For Vancouver corporate lawyer Jonathan Reilly , taking the time to get to know the details of a client’s business needs is a critical part of helping them achieve their ... Read more

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Is your business ready for CASL’s private right of action?

Businesses have less than seven months to get their houses in order before Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation's ( CASL ) private right of action provisions come into effect next ... Read more

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OSC’s no contest options lands a big fish

A $73 million settlement to be paid by CIBC for overcharging customers heralds progress of the Ontario Securities Commission’s (OSC) strategy, says Toronto corporate ... Read more

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