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SCC decision in Oland 'historic:' Hicks

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada says Dennis Oland was wrongly denied bail pending an appeal of his second-degree murder conviction. The unanimous high court decision ... Read more

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Preliminary inquiry not like an ‘optional car feature’

Before any decisions are made about abolishing – or limiting – the preliminary inquiry in Canada, there should be careful research and consideration of the issues, ... Read more

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Canadian man charged in Yahoo hacking case likely to get bail

A Canadian man charged in connection with the massive hack of Yahoo will most likely get bail as authorities in the United States take steps to extradite him, Toronto criminal ... Read more

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More police accountability needed after SIU probes

It’s troubling that Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has highlighted new cases that involve problematic officer conduct by the Toronto police and that ... Read more

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Questions about becoming a surety

By Melissa McCormick Getting a phone call from the police telling you that your loved one has been arrested is one of the scariest things that can happen to you. You ... Read more

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Hicks Adams LLP sponsors meal for Lawyers Feed the Hungry

Hicks Adams LLP sponsored a meal for the Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry Program March 15 to help the disadvantaged, says Toronto criminal lawyer Tyler Smith . “This ... Read more

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Treating substance abuse as a disability could do more harm

Growing legal pressure on employers to treat substance abuse as a disability could do more harm than good by devaluing the role that free will plays in overcoming addiction, says ... Read more

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Breese Davies named as LSUC award recipient

The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) has named Toronto criminal lawyer Breese Davies as the 2017 recipient of the Laura Legge Award . Law Times Davies has ... Read more

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CBA stance on preliminary inquiries a sound viewpoint

The Canadian Bar Association’s position that preliminary inquiries aren’t a source of delay but rather save time and resources for the court system, is a sound and ... Read more

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Pull out your calculator: presentence custody and enhanced credit

By Karri-Lynn Hennebury It happens almost every week. I talk to a client who has talked to someone else, who heard from their best friend’s neighbour’s ... Read more

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Anti-racism data will help improve justice system

Ontario’s new three-year anti-racism strategic plan — which includes the collection of race-based data — will help address long-standing flaws in the justice ... Read more

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Axing the preliminary inquiry will erode peoples' rights

Eliminating the preliminary inquiry from the court process as a way to tackle delays in many cases would be a troublesome move that will erode accused peoples' rights, says ... Read more

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Handlarski's client acquitted of drug-trafficking charges

A man has been acquitted of trafficking 15 kilograms of cocaine after Toronto criminal lawyer Ryan Handlarski argued he was the unwitting victim of a major drug dealer. An ... Read more

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Canadians 'way ahead' of politicians on marijuana legalization

TORONTO — Prominent marijuana activists Marc and Jodie Emery were charged with multiple drug-related offences in Toronto on Thursday after police in several cities raided ... Read more

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The ‘he said, she said’ case: R. v. W.(D.) principles

By Sarah Malik The “he said, she said” types of cases are argued in courts across Canada every single day. It is quite common in criminal law to come across a ... Read more

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Cutting prelims would 'wreak havoc' on fairness of system

Although Ontario’s attorney general has called for the federal government to curtail the use of preliminary inquiries in most criminal cases in order to shorten delays in ... Read more

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Preliminary hearing vital component of justice system

Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger is one of four lawyers involved in a murder case to tell the Globe and Mail that the Ontario attorney general's department made ... Read more

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Lindsay Daviau drawn to criminal law by its human element

Toronto criminal lawyer Lindsay Daviau knows how high the stakes can be for her clients.  “It’s incredibly daunting when someone’s life is at ... Read more

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Drug trafficking charges laid following dispensary raid

By Stacey Nichols The buying and selling of medical marijuana continues to be a source of legal headaches in Ontario. There does exist a certain degree of confusion ... Read more

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Breese Davies to speak at Justice Canada conference on sexual assaults

Toronto criminal lawyer Breese Davies will speak at Justice Canada’s one-day Knowledge Exchange on the criminal justice system’s responses to sexual assault against ... Read more

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