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Support change for disabled adult child long overdue

The provincial government’s move to give adult children with disabilities access to child support is long overdue, says Toronto family lawyer  Christine Marchetti ... Read more

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Reforms will cost employers, bring positive change for workers

The Ontario government’s workplace reforms will improve the lives of many employees but will sharply increase business costs, says Toronto employment lawyer Anatoly Dvorkin ... Read more

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Lawyers Financial launching investment program Nov. 1

A relaunch of the Lawyers Financial investment program is coming Nov. 1, with a 200 per cent increase in investment fund options for clients, says Dawn Marchand , ... Read more

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Proper planning best way to address complex blended family estates

Blended family situations have become increasingly common as many people remarry after a divorce or the passing of their spouse — but these individuals need ... Read more

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Sexual harassment brought to forefront again with Weinstein scandal

While society is seeing more harassers such as Harvey Weinstein exposed and penalized than ever before, there’s still “a long way to go,” Toronto-area employment ... Read more

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Claims for affected family members important in sex assault cases

In many cases, the impact of sexual abuse and assault is not only felt by the survivor but also by those close to him or her, making it vital for personal injury lawyers to ensure ... Read more

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Fall is back to school time for lawyers: TLA offers CPD

It’s back to school time for lawyers who want to head into the classroom for some of the Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) education sessions to help meet their Law ... Read more

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Only irrevocable beneficiaries can be sure of life insurance proceeds

Individuals who expect to collect on life insurance need to make sure they are designated as irrevocable beneficiaries under the policy following a Court of Appeal ruling, says ... Read more

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Legal advice a must for separation agreements

A high-flying surgeon’s failed attempt to set aside an unfavourable separation agreement shows the value of obtaining legal advice, Toronto family lawyer  Shelly Kalra ... Read more

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Copyright decision spells out 'fair dealing' for Canadian universities

A Federal Court decision that backs a copyright collective in its battle to collect royalties from an Ontario university cannot be ignored by Canadian post-secondary ... Read more

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Better outcomes for children through mediation

Couples in the midst of a biter breakup may want to think twice before starting litigation as a contentious divorce can have long-term negative impacts on the children, Toronto ... Read more

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New rules seek to improve workplace complaints process

Toronto civil litigator  Stephany Mandin hopes Ontario’s new rules governing workplace sexual violence and harassment will give employees the courage to report such ... Read more

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Natalie MacDonald launches new employment law firm

Toronto employment lawyer  Natalie MacDonald  has launched another new boutique employment law firm but this time, all on her own.   MacDonald & ... Read more

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Avoiding tragedy: children first in custody disputes

Child custody battles are typically fraught with high emotions, control issues, hostility and — in many cases — a lack of consideration for the best interests of the ... Read more

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Medical residents: the need to address regulatory difficulties early

It's critically important for medical residents who find themselves in academic or professional difficulty to address the problem early and head-on, says Toronto health ... Read more

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Lady Gaga's fibromyalgia admission a boon for fellow sufferers

Lady Gaga’s willingness to open up about her experience with fibromyalgia will be a boost for other sufferers of invisible illnesses, says Toronto personal injury ... Read more

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Human rights tribunals an increasingly popular option for sex assault victims

Civil justice forums can provide sexual assault victims with a friendlier environment to seek redress than the criminal justice system, says Hamilton employment lawyer  ... Read more

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Fintechs should get tough on patent assertion entities

Fintech firms should take a more aggressive approach to filing and acquiring patents to defend against patent assertion entities, Toronto patent lawyer  Aaron Edgar ... Read more

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Meeting CRA deadlines critical in audit process

A number of circumstances may put an individual or business on the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) radar — but when an audit letter does arrive, it is crucial for ... Read more

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Sex-assault settlement confidentiality a 'necessary evil:' Grace

Properly drafted confidentiality agreements can be beneficial for sex assault and harassment victims, Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace  tells CBC’s ... Read more

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