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Legal aid can reduce incentive to be reasonable in family law disputes

A recent Superior Court decision highlights some of the problems family law litigants can face when they come up against legally aided parties, says Richmond Hill family ... Read more

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Sears case reveals ‘black hole’ in employment law: Lecker

Sears Canada’s denial of severance pay to 2,900 laid-off workers while under creditor protection highlights a “black hole” in Canadian employment law, says ... Read more

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Law schools need to ensure health, wellness of future lawyers

Although the legal profession is finally opening up about mental health and addiction issues and making positive strides, many law schools in this country continue to lag in this ... Read more

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Intergenerational wealth transfer: keys for success

Inheritances can be a windfall, but how the next generation manages that estate is a critical part of the process, say Toronto estate lawyer  Ian Hull and INTEGRIS ... Read more

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Critical lessons for employers in light of CSIS lawsuit

Employers are responsible for keeping workplaces safe and free of discrimination, so it’s important they respond appropriately to complaints, Toronto employment lawyer ... Read more

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Time to scrap Ontario's rule against perpetuities on trusts

The time has come for Ontario to scrap its rule against perpetuities on trusts, Toronto trusts and estates lawyer  David Mills tells  AdvocateDaily.com . A report ... Read more

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Agree on special expenses in advance to stem post-separation conflict

Agreeing on special expenses in advance can cut the tension between former spouses when they have children, Toronto family lawyer  Erin Simpson tells AdvocateDaily.com ... Read more

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Proposed amendments to Ontario's charity laws welcome: O'Brien

Proposed changes to Ontario's charity laws offer needed clarity when it comes to paying directors for any goods or services they provide, says Toronto health and ... Read more

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Fintech development aided by regulatory sandboxes

Securities regulators face a tricky balance trying to protect consumers without hampering innovation, Toronto corporate and commercial lawyer  Marlin Horst tells The ... Read more

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Change-management techniques could help boost estate planning

Although the wills, estates and trusts bar has used a number of resources to try to encourage more Canadians to make a will and accompanying powers of attorney (POA), the message ... Read more

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Recording video of ex an invasion of privacy, family court judge rules

A recent family law decision that awarded an ex-wife $15,000 in damages for the invasion of her privacy sends a warning that doing something without the other party’s ... Read more

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Subjective approach to franchise rescission shut down

The Ontario Court of Appeal has killed off any hopes franchisors may have harboured for the injection of an element of subjectivity into the test for rescission of a franchise ... Read more

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Changes to sex assault laws threaten to undermine fair trial: Webb

Proposed changes to Canada's sex assault laws threaten to undermine the fair trial rights of accused people by forcing them to disclose evidence in their possession, says Toronto ... Read more

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Car dealers, salespeople must comply with strict regulations

The Ontario car sales industry is heavily regulated and subject to oversight by its regulatory body, which conducts periodic inspections to ensure consumers are protected, says ... Read more

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No fluidity in contracts

A recent Superior Court case in which a narrowly missed deadline sank a four-year-old property deal should serve as a reminder of the rigidity of contracts, says Toronto real ... Read more

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SCC ruling could have 'chilling effect' on defence lawyers: Manishen

A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision to stem unnecessary delay caused by too many motions being filed raises concerns it may have a chilling effect on ... Read more

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Guelph dental clinic facing class-action suit: Gary Will

A Guelph dental office should be held accountable for alleged harm to some of its patients, Toronto personal injury lawyer Gary Will tells CTV News . Will, managing partner ... Read more

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Contingency fees should be simple and standard: Spurgeon

After making changes to referral fees and advertising, the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) is turning its attention to contingency fees, says Hamilton personal injury ... Read more

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Ruling changes accommodation landscape for employers

A recent court decision that allows employers to demand independent medical exams (IME) in situations where there was no contractual or statutory duty under the Ontario Human ... Read more

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Cohabitation agreements make asset division, support easier upon split

Common-law couples could make their lives easier by drafting up simple cohabitation agreements, which Toronto family lawyer  Elinor Shinehoft calls an incredibly ... Read more

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