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Prepare for the process or pay the price in pre-construction deals

Purchasers of newly constructed homes need to be wary before they sign on the dotted line, warns Mississauga real estate lawyer  Jia Junaid . The average person trusts the ... Read more

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Estate planning discussions prudent before an emergency

It can be one of the toughest subjects to talk about, but discussing estate planning is important for families to ensure final wishes are honoured, says Toronto wills and estates ... Read more

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Adequate supervision a must when watching others’ children

In a world full of backyard pools, play structures and trampolines, parents need to be more careful than ever to protect themselves against lawsuits due to other people’s ... Read more

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Mandatory will registry would aid estate administration process

A central database of wills is a helpful tool for lawyers to turn to when they’re in need of information, but it would be more beneficial if these ... Read more

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FCA ‘got it right’ in luggage trademark infringement case

The Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) “got it right” in resolving the issue of trademark confusion in a case involving a Canadian luggage company and a Swiss firm, Toronto ... Read more

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Hospitals and their foundations: the importance of communication

The importance of regular communication between hospitals and their foundations cannot be overstated to avoid disputes about how best to use money raised in the community, says ... Read more

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Auto owners need to be vigilant in face of more recalls

With automobile recalls on the rise, drivers should be proactive and make sure their vehicle receives all the necessary repairs, says London class-action lawyer Sabrina Lombardi ... Read more

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Proposed distracted walking fines tough to police

Fines for distracted walking could improve road safety if properly policed, Windsor personal injury lawyer  Gino Paciocco tells  AdvocateDaily.com .  A private ... Read more

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Compassion needed for investigating family matters: MKD

MKD International Inc.  handles all family-related investigations with compassion and understanding, says Jim Downs , the company’s founding partner and managing ... Read more

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Equal shared parenting shouldn’t be default position

A defeated private member's bill that would establish equal shared parenting as the default position in custody disputes is best left off the law books, Toronto-area family ... Read more

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Termination clause uncertainty requires mature set of principles

Although  a recent Ontario Court of Appeal ruling  resolved a narrow but important issue relating to termination clauses — by holding that a void/illegal ... Read more

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TLA: concerns over folding youth court into Toronto 'mega-courthouse'

Minors accused of crimes are set to lose out when Toronto’s youth courts are absorbed into a planned downtown “mega-courthouse,”  Toronto Lawyers ... Read more

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Decision a game-changer for ATE insurance

A game-changing Superior Court decision paves the way for plaintiffs to recover the cost of their after-the-event (ATE) insurance premiums and level the playing field in personal ... Read more

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The consequences of mixing up patient records

Remedies for a breach of private medical data can range from a financial settlement to an apology with a promise to fix the problem, Toronto personal injury lawyer  Miles ... Read more

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Remember to include limitation provisions in contracts: Eckler

Toronto litigator  Isabelle Eckler says a recent Ontario Divisional Court decision serves as a reminder to builders and designers to include limitation provisions in ... Read more

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Workplace investigations: tips for employers and employees

Canadian employers have faced a significant increase in workplace harassment claims since the  Ontario Health and Safety Act  (OHSA) was amended last fall, says Toronto ... Read more

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Don’t wait to discuss estate planning with aging loved ones

B.C. wills and estates lawyer  Alison Oxtoby  knows that the worst possible time to discuss estate planning with an aging parent is in the midst of a crisis. And she ... Read more

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When is enough enough?

Advanced education may be one reason behind the increased demand for child support that continues past childhood into adulthood, Toronto-area family lawyer  Reesa Heft ... Read more

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How to be an effective leader in the construction industry

Effective leadership is crucial to the success of any business, Toronto construction lawyer, author and conflict resolution consultant Janice Quigg writes in the Daily ... Read more

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The cost of marijuana legalization: Forstner

OTTAWA — Alberta's premier says she's worried that marijuana legalization could drive up policing and court bills her province cannot afford to pay. The justice system is ... Read more

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