Lerners LLP

In matters of the law, nothing matters more than the firm and people you choose to represent your interests.

By choosing Lerners, you will have a team of fearless advocates and tireless lawyers. Theirs is a history of more than 85 years of successful client service and representation and today Lerners is more than 120 exceptionally skilled lawyers with abundant experience.

In short, they share an uncompromising commitment to serving your interests and ensuring a successful outcome. Perhaps it's why they are one of the most consistently recommended and selected law firms in Ontario.

Lerners LLP In The News
"Appropriate" dispute resolution

By Carolyn Lloyd We've all heard of ADR or "Alternative Dispute Resolution". I'm proposing we re-consider the use of the word "alternative" regarding dispute resolution. It ... Read more

Alberta court issues Canada's first cyber coverage decision in The Brick v. Chubb

By Anne Juntunen In an article written for Claims Canada, insurance defence lawyer, Anne Juntunen discusses Canada's first cyber coverage decision in The Brick v. Chubb. ... Read more

Ontario Superior Court applies anti-SLAPP law to protect free expression on public interest environmental issues: United Soils Management Ltd. v. Mohammed, 2017 ONSC 4450

By Jacob Damstra SLAPP Suits and Anti-SLAPP Legislation A strategic lawsuit against public participation – a “SLAPP” suit – or “gag ... Read more

Best Lawyers recognizes 34 Lerners lawyers as leading practitioners

Lerners is pleased to announce that 34 of our lawyers have been recognized in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers™ in Canada. Inclusion in the publication is an acknowledgement ... Read more

Traditional homeowners’ insurance on a collision course with the sharing economy

by Laura Emmett   (As published in Claims Canada, February/March 2017) THE RISE OF THE SHARING ECONOMY Consumers are increasingly interested in leasing and sharing ... Read more

Family law reform and access to justice

By Carolyn Lloyd There is a great deal of media coverage at the moment about the crisis in Family Court. Access to justice is a major concern for individuals who find ... Read more

Conservation Authority decisions on development proposals owed deference, Court of Appeal holds

By Jacob Damstra The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently released a decision clarifying the appropriate standards of review applicable on appeal from a decision of the ... Read more

Physical and mental injury equal under the law: SCC does away with a "recognizable psychiatric illness"

By Alan Melamud Mental injury is typically an issue for personal injury, but has arisen from time to time in the commercial context when consumers claim they have experienced ... Read more

Section 99(2) of Ontario Environmental Protection Act is a powerful remedial tool to seek compensation for historical spills: Huang v. Fraser Hillary's Limited, 2017 ONSC 1500

By Jacob Damstra The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently considered and applied s. 99(2) of Ontario’s Environmental Protection Act , R.S.O. 1990, c. E.19 ... Read more

Hill v. Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Police Services Board: a review of the tort of negligent police investigation 10 years later

By C. Kirk Boggs and Stuart Zacharias In this article written for Municipal Liability Risk Management, insurance defence lawyers, Kirk Boggs and Stuart Zacharias, revisit ... Read more

When common issues ain't so common: decertification of class actions

By Jacob Damstra “ I’ve found that common sense ain’t so common ” - Mark Twain Twain’s words are probably true today and there doesn’t ... Read more

The end of the battle of Dagg v. Cameron estate (securing support obligations)

The saga of Dagg v. Cameron Estate has finally arrived at a conclusion that is very reassuring for family law lawyers and clients. The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released ... Read more

Insolvency stay of proceedings does not stay certification of union

By Alan Melamud The Court of Appeal recently caused a sea change in the law of insolvency when it permitted a union to certify after the employer had come under the control ... Read more

When a criminal defence must yield to civil protections: the use of compelled documentary productions from a civil lawsuit

By Elizabeth Grace Because sexual assault is a recognized wrong in many areas of our substantive law, it is quite common for a civil lawsuit to run in parallel with a ... Read more

Criminal v. civil: how the criminal process can impact a parallel civil process

By Elizabeth Grace The wrong that constitutes a sexual offence is invariably also actionable before the civil courts. As a civil litigator who both advances and defends civil ... Read more

"Free for Life" has strings attached for lawyers

by Angus McKinnon and Rebecca Case No, we will not let you go. – Queen, “Bohemian Rhapsody”. In the latest twist in the long-running attempt to ... Read more

Auditor's negligence claim certified as a global class action in Ontario

By Rebecca Case and Alex Sharpe Excalibur Special Opportunities LP v Schwartz Levitsky Feldman , 1 is a recent example of a global class proceeding being certified in ... Read more

Class actions for spam and Canada's anti-spam legislation's private right of action?

By Lucas Lung Canada’s anti-spam legislation (“CASL”) generally prohibits the transmission of commercial electronic messages (“CEMs”) without a ... Read more

The interplay of family law and personal injury

By Carolyn Lloyd What Happens To Your Personal Injury Settlement If You Separate From Your Spouse? Ontario's Family Law Act mandates that the property acquired by ... Read more

Nominations Open for 2017 Elizabeth Grace Emerging Leaders Award

Lerners LLP and the Women's Law Association of Ontario (WLAO) are now accepting nominations for the 2017 Elizabeth Grace Emerging Leaders Award. The award was established in ... Read more

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