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Independent legal advice advisable before entering domestic contracts

TORONTO — A woman who signed a deal without legal advice decades ago in which she agreed her spouse would never have to pay support if their relationship broke down has lost ... Read more

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Good records key to liability defence

A recent decision shows the value of good record-keeping for businesses that use professional cleaners, says Toronto insurance defence lawyer  Heather Vaughan . In the ... Read more

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How to comply with WorkSafeBC rules after 'reportable' incidents

Employers should be aware of their responsibilities under the law following a workplace injury, says Vancouver occupational health and safety lawyer  Melanie D. Booth . ... Read more

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SCC's mental injury decision marks symbolic shift

The effect of the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling that a medical diagnosis was not needed for damages in mental injury claims may be mainly symbolic, says Ottawa personal ... Read more

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Intoxicating IP part 1: microbreweries

In part 1 of our mini-series on IP issues for companies selling “sin” products   Toronto intellectual property lawyer John Simpson   explores the ... Read more

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NFL disciplinary process shuns presumption of innocence: Manishen

Despite concerns about an alleged victim's credibility, the NFL suspended a Dallas Cowboys running back for domestic abuse allegations, a move Hamilton criminal lawyer  ... Read more

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Reports about doctors double-billing aren’t telling the full story

Media reports highlighting complaints from patients and advocacy groups about physician double-billing are “misleading and alarmist,” says Toronto health lawyer ... Read more

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Health privacy, capacity key areas for family lawyers

Health privacy, capacity, regulatory issues and reporting obligations are just some of the health law issues that family lawyers will encounter in their practices, Toronto health ... Read more

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Judge shortage creating 'domino effect' in family, civil courts

Although last year’s Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) decision in R. v. Jordan  pushed the issue of trial delays for criminal matters to the fore, there has been ... Read more

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New rules for citizenship come into effect next week

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Changes to the rules about becoming a Canadian citizen come into effect next week. As of Oct. 11, only those people between the ages of 18 to 54 ... Read more

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New law would provide justice to vulnerable road users killed by drivers

A new provincial private member’s bill would result in more appropriate punishments for drivers who kill or injure pedestrians and cyclists, says Toronto critical injury ... Read more

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Excluding drivers from pool would end civil juries

An attempt to bar insurance-paying drivers from civil juries would kill the system as we know it, says Toronto personal injury lawyer  Jessica B. Mahabir . In an ongoing ... Read more

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Mediator offers tips for writing compelling briefs

Mediation briefs should be written for their intended audience, and that's the mediator, not the client or the opposing lawyer, says Toronto employment mediator and ... Read more

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Online severance calculator created for unique market

Many people accept less severance than they’re owed after losing their job, says Ottawa employment and labour lawyer Paul Willetts . There’s often a misconception ... Read more

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Road to recovery: life after a  professional misconduct complaint

This is part one of a four-part series on navigating complaints to the Law Society of Upper Canada. In this instalment, Toronto-area civil litigator Darryl Singer discusses his ... Read more

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Leadership in an information age

Business and government organizations can only be true leaders in an information age when they take time to consider the human impact of all their policies around privacy and the ... Read more

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Timing key to maintaining advantages of GRE designation

Although changes that took effect in 2016 mean that testamentary trusts are now generally subject to tax at the highest marginal rate, a notable exception is now in play — ... Read more

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Canada-EU free trade brings immigration opportunities

Canada’s free trade agreement with the European Union (EU) is good news for newcomers to the country, says Toronto immigration lawyer  Robin Seligman . The Canada-EU ... Read more

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CTE research on football players could impact legal cases

The study of traumatic brain injury in football players could ultimately help accident victims successfully sue for damages, says Hamilton personal injury lawyer  Andrew ... Read more

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CRA stats show 'strong argument' for retaining current VDP rules

Recent figures released by the government that show a large number of Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) audits resulted in only a small number of criminal charges are a strong argument ... Read more

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