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Proposed law to limit segregation would help countless inmates

The federal government’s plan to introduce legislation limiting how long prison inmates can remain in solitary confinement is welcome news to those who have been subject to ... Read more

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Bailey's client sees sexual assault charges dismissed

A judge has dismissed sexual assault charges against a man after Toronto criminal lawyer Kristin Bailey highlighted credibility issues with the complainants who testified at ... Read more

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Health scare spurs Greenspan's employment law practice

An occupational illness in his early twenties helped inspire   Toronto-area lawyer Brian Greenspan to a career in employment law.   One summer, while working a ... Read more

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There were real challenges in the Cosby trial: Hicks

The fact the allegations in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial were nearing a decade old was a challenge in the case, Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher Hicks tells CTV News ... Read more

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Award for future surrogacy costs believed to be first in Canada

A British Columbia court’s award for future surrogacy costs may signal a shift in attitude toward surrogacy in Canada, says Vancouver personal injury, workplace occupational ... Read more

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Civil litigators need to take risks on behalf of clients

Although lawyers are often considered to be more conservative by nature, Barrie personal injury lawyer  Steve Rastin  tells The Lawyer’s Daily that they need to ... Read more

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Foreign talent welcome under Canada's Global Skills Strategy

The federal government’s new Global Skills Strategy shows Canada is open for business, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman  tells AdvocateDaily.com . In ... Read more

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Language of family law needs reform

Modernizing the language of family law in Ontario could help make disputes less divisive, says Toronto family lawyer  Erin Simpson . Simpson, an associate with  ... Read more

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Corporation can be effective wealth preservation tool

For some individuals, a corporation can play a key role in personal wealth management — but it is crucial to undertake a cost-benefit analysis before pursuing this ... Read more

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Even minimally invasive surgeries can go tragically wrong: Derfel

People need to be aware that any surgery, even the most routine, comes with risks of injury or death, says Toronto personal injury lawyer  David Derfel . “Patients ... Read more

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Sidewalk storefronts beware as Starbucks burned by liability decision

Businesses that open onto city sidewalks should reassess their risk levels after Starbucks was found liable for a woman’s injuries in a fall, says Toronto insurance defence ... Read more

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Medical malpractice cases and the experts who provide evidence

Experts retained to provide opinion evidence in medical malpractice cases need to be true experts who have a breadth of clinical experience dealing with the procedure in question, ... Read more

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R. v. Cody and the push for all parties to proceed efficiently

In unanimously reaffirming the guiding principles set out in R. v. Jordan , the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) emphasizes the importance of all parties proceeding with matters ... Read more

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Manitoba First Nations flood evacuees reach settlement

Roughly 4,000 members of Manitoba First Nations displaced by flooding six years ago will receive the lion's share of a $90-million settlement that was reached in a class-action ... Read more

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When free speech goes too far: Huberman

Freedom of speech is not absolute and the courts are likely to back the government’s decision to stop delivering a controversial Toronto publication, says Toronto ... Read more

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Drug use and criminal activity don’t diminish truth of testimony: Matas

EDMONTON — A man convicted of sexually assaulting an indigenous woman whom the Crown had jailed and shackled to ensure her testimony has applied for legal records to ... Read more

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Historical value of LSUC name should be recognized

There is no logical or historical basis for changing the name of the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) — and doing so could actually lead the public to confuse the ... Read more

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Conviction would be difficult in a new Cosby trial: Handlarski

If there is another criminal trial for Bill Cosby, a conviction will be far from easy, Toronto criminal lawyer Ryan Handlarski tells CBC’s  The National .  ... Read more

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Davies named as constitutional litigator in residence

Toronto criminal lawyer Breese Davies will be the constitutional litigator in residence at the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights for the fall of 2017, the centre ... Read more

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Condos grapple with accessibility accommodation

Accessibility is the wave of the future, and condo corporations need good policies to deal with a growing number of requests for accommodation due to disability, says Toronto ... Read more

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