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Less talk, more action on paralegals in family law: Colman

The legal profession should stop talking and start acting when it comes to paralegals in family law, Toronto family lawyer  Gene C. Colman  tells  AdvocateDaily.com ... Read more

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Arbitration an ‘excellent’ tool for securities disputes

Commercial arbitration in securities disputes can be the quickest and most cost-effective way to settle disagreements, says Toronto litigator and commercial arbitrator  ... Read more

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Men convicted of Babcock murder unlikely to get parole: Hicks

The first-degree murder verdict for two men accused of killing 23-year-old Laura Babcock came after jury deliberations that were "quite long," Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher ... Read more

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Many barriers to random drug-testing programs for employers

A long-running dispute between an oil company and a union representing its workers shows how big a challenge employers face to institute random drug and alcohol testing in their ... Read more

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Addressing emotions key to successful employment mediations

All parties to an employment law mediation need to address the emotional nature of the dispute before they can hope to reach a settlement, Toronto mediator and settlement ... Read more

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Vancouver Vacancy Tax to impact retirees, purchasers in 2018

Several retirees and companies are likely to be inadvertently caught up in the City of Vancouver’s recent move to tax ‘vacant’ properties, leaving them with few ... Read more

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Substance trumps style in crafting winning arguments: Silver

His first time in court, accompanying a senior colleague who was bringing a motion, Toronto commercial litigator Jeffrey Silver  says he got a great lesson in the quality of ... Read more

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Ukraine ripe for Canadian business expansion

Businesses seeking to expand into Europe should look at opportunities afforded by Canada's special relationship with Ukraine, says Toronto charities and intellectual property ... Read more

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New app helps sexual assault survivors find each other

A new app designed to help victims of sexual assault find each other could harm their legal interests, Toronto civil litigator  Anna Matas tells Metro News . ... Read more

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Proactive tax planning a must for athletes on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border

Professional athletes plying their trade in both the United States and Canada need to get an early start on maximizing the tax efficiency of their ... Read more

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Medical experts as third-party referees

The legal system could use medical experts as third-party experts and not witnesses who appear in court either for the defendant or the plaintiff, says Toronto orthopaedic spine ... Read more

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‘Weinstein effect’ behind uptick in sexual misconduct complaints

When sexual abuse allegations directed at Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein first came to light in October — leading to a tsunami of complaints against powerful men ... Read more

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Cohabitation agreements provide certainty on property division

A properly drafted cohabitation agreement can give couples some certainty over the ownership of property brought into the relationship, says Toronto family lawyer and ... Read more

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Intoxicating IP part 2: cannabis

In Part 2 of the of our mini-series on IP issues for companies selling “sin” products Toronto intellectual property lawyer John Simpson   ... Read more

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One head is better than two when it comes to powers of attorney

Individuals should avoid appointing joint powers of attorney whenever possible, Toronto trust and estate litigator  Felice Kirsh tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Kirsh, a ... Read more

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The value of private firm analytics

Loom Analytics has launched a new service that will provide lawyers with analysis of their own firm's unreported case data, including settlements and other information, says its ... Read more

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Decision clarifies test for obviousness

A recent Federal Court of Appeal decision should return a degree of certainty to patent applicants challenged for obviousness as well as patentable subject matter,  Toronto ... Read more

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Workplace wellness an issue for firms of all sizes

Small firms can take the lead on workplace wellness, Mississauga real estate and immigration lawyer  Jia Junaid  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Junaid, principal ... Read more

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‘Canada: it’s like watching a car crash in slow motion:’ Dillon

While franchising provides an effective way to distribute goods and services, foreign businesses may be dissuaded from expanding here because of Canadian franchise legislation and ... Read more

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Pattern of accountability key to successful coaching

This is the second post in a three-part series on executive coaching with Toronto lawyer and executive coach Michael Bury. In this instalment he reviews what to expect in the ... Read more

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