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New bail directive for Crowns a step forward: Friedberg

A new bail policy that directs Crown prosecutors to start with the least restrictive form of release has the potential to be helpful in reducing court backlogs and the ... Read more

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Charitable pledges tough to enforce

Charitable pledges are generally not enforceable, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer  Ian Hull  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . The only truly enforceable gift is one ... Read more

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Expanded ABS still bad for consumers: McLeish

Opening up law firm ownership to non-lawyers would still be bad news for personal injury victims, says Toronto critical injury lawyer  John McLeish after the Law Society of ... Read more

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Expansion of human rights protection timely: Howden

Although in the early stages, there is merit to a private member’s bill designed to expand Human Rights Code protection for Ontarians, Toronto employment lawyer Deborah ... Read more

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Before selling the marital home, get a separation agreement

Part 2 of a three-part series on the intersection of family law and real estate law,   St. Catharines family lawyer Sharon Silbert explores the subject of ... Read more

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Bankruptcy not a shield for avoiding family law costs orders

Bankruptcy should not be used as a tool to avoid paying costs orders, says Ottawa family lawyer  Timothy N. Sullivan .  In a recent  case , Ontario’s ... Read more

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Hollywood scandal reverberations felt in Canadian workplaces

Hollywood’s ongoing harassment and sex assault scandals have caused reverberations in workplaces north of the border, Toronto employment lawyer  Miriam Anbar ... Read more

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Knowledge crucial when resigning, investigating misconduct

In recent posts on his Canadian HR law blog, Toronto-area employment lawyer and mediator Stuart Rudner discussed a few factors employees should keep in mind before giving ... Read more

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Cybersecurity should be top of mind for all

 TORONTO — What is nearly imperceptible, leaks important secrets and can keep Canada's top bankers up at night? A cyberattack. It's not a punch line but a ... Read more

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Beware HST issues in new condo flips

Condo flippers should be prepared for HST issues when they assign purchase contracts for newly constructed units   to a third party, says Toronto real estate ... Read more

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The role of medical experts in malpractice suits

Expert witnesses in a medical malpractice lawsuit may not necessarily be diametrically opposed in their opinions, but the testimony of one might be persuasive enough to sway the ... Read more

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Health professionals and patients: the need for appropriate boundaries

The disciplinary proceedings against an Ontario family physician who admitted to showing naked pictures of himself to patients highlights the importance of all health ... Read more

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Joint accounts: the gift that keeps on giving (to estate litigators)

Conflicting court decisions are contributing to a rise in estate litigation over joint bank accounts, Toronto-area estates litigator and mediator Charles B. Ticker  writes ... Read more

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Invisible injuries: legal roadblocks

In Part 2 of a three-part series on concussions, Toronto personal injury lawyer Alison Burrison describes the legal roadblocks faced by clients suffering from the long-term ... Read more

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The nightmare of retaining estate planning documents

Like most of her estate-planning colleagues, Toronto wills and estates lawyer Mary Wahbi retains the originals of clients’ wills — encompassing wills and other ... Read more

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Tips for surviving divorce in the digital age

While it may be tempting to bad-mouth your estranged spouse on social media, Markham family law lawyer  Andrew Feldstein says it’s important to resist. “The ... Read more

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Bales is skeptical that Unified Family Courts will become a reality

Toronto family lawyer Karon Bales tells Law Times  that while she supports the move to expand Unified Family Courts throughout the province, she remains skeptical that the ... Read more

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Momentum gathering behind equal shared parenting law

A combination of positive social science research and sympathetic public opinion has set the scene for a fresh attempt to make equal shared parenting (ESP) the default position in ... Read more

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Forcillo's alleged bail breach and what it may mean for further release

TORONTO — A Toronto police officer convicted of attempted murder in the fatal shooting of a teen on an empty streetcar four years ago has been charged with breaching ... Read more

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More civil cases involving sex assaults expected: O'Connor

TORONTO — There are several advantages to an Ontario woman's plan to sue Harvey Weinstein over alleged sexual assaults, say legal experts who believe civil court offers ... Read more

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