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Five tips for finding a family lawyer that is the right fit

By Sharon Silbert With hundreds of lawyers serving the residents of Niagara, selecting someone to help you navigate your legal matters can feel like an overwhelming task. ... Read more

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Determination of income when a payor’s income fluctuates

By Andrew Feldstein Quiquero v. Quiquero , 2016 ONSC 6696: This recent decision from the Superior Court of Justice provides guidance for lawyers and future courts with ... Read more

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What happens when a trustee's claim seems excessive?

By Matthias Duensing There is no question that estate trustees are entitled to compensation for their work. But the amount they claim can be contentious. When a ... Read more

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Is there such a thing as a ‘probationary period’ for employees?

By Inga Andriessen Many people think they know a lot about employment law. Many people do. Many people know a little about employment law and get confused about its’ ... Read more

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Federal budget falls short on innovation

By Aaron Edgar The federal government's  2017 Budget  puts a focus on bolstering innovation in Canada by proposing investments in “superclusters”, ... Read more

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Global Talent Stream equals fast track work permit application

By Angela Princewill The processing time of many Canadian work permits is set to be dramatically cut by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) with the ... Read more

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How does solicitor/client privilege apply on testator’s death?

By Ian Hull What happens to communications between a solicitor and a testator once the testator passes away? Can privilege be waived in order to determine the intentions of a ... Read more

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I was at fault, but injured — do I have any remedies?

By Salvatore Shaw  and Bryan Sansom, articling student If you have suffered injuries or losses in a motor vehicle accident for which you may be at fault, you may still be ... Read more

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‘Unplanned parenthood’ claim dismissed, woman awarded costs

By Lisa Gelman The Ontario Court of Appeal  recently upheld the dismissal  of a claim filed by a man who sued his former sexual partner after she became pregnant ... Read more

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The pitfalls of pre-death transfers to estate beneficiaries

By Alexander Turner   In estate administrations, it is not uncommon for beneficiaries to receive   substantial amounts of money, or property, from the deceased ... Read more

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Stopping cellphone videoing in custody cases

By Jennifer Samara Shuber Cellphone videos and photos have become an epidemic in family law cases. Almost every client who comes in the door wants to show me a video of ... Read more

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Adjudicator denies reinstatement and costs to winning employee

By Barry B. Fisher In Weed v. Royal Bank of Canada (2017 CarswellNat 343) Adjudicator Michelle Somers heard an unjust dismissal case for 14 days, with nine witnesses and ... Read more

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Can an employer force you to take a drug test?

By Nicole Simes Some employers attempt to make alcohol and drug testing mandatory for their employees.  Recently , the TTC gave the go-ahead to implement random drug and ... Read more

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The power of a well-written bonus plan

By Richard Johnson A recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice serves as a strong reminder to both employers and employees about the importance of ... Read more

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How media relations is like online dating

By Jana Schilder We frequently talk to lawyers and law firms who want to be quoted in newspaper and magazine articles and interviewed on radio and television. Media relations ... Read more

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New regulations coming for driving under the influence of pot?

By Stacey Nichols As the federal government moves closer to legalizing marijuana, the scramble continues to try and effectively deal with pot and how it affects drivers. The ... Read more

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Binding arbitration and Ontario's physicians: words matter

By Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd I read with interest responses   from the lawyers representing the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) to my article on the arbitration ... Read more

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Blended family feud over large estate

By Charles Ticker A recent  story  about a matter before the London High Court illustrates some of the estate planning difficulties a blended family may ... Read more

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Q&A: employee sick leave and medical information

By Paul Willetts Q&A is a recurring series on the  Vey Willetts LLP blog . The aim is to provide quick answers to questions we commonly encounter in our day-to-day ... Read more

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Ask a lawyer: what happens when two executors can’t agree?

By Timothy N. Sullivan What are the rights and responsibilities of executors? “My cousin wants a car from the estate of our recently-deceased, not-wealthy uncle. ... Read more

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