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
Congratulations Kirk Boggs

Lerners is proud to announce that Kirk Boggs has been selected as this year’s recipient of the OBA Award for Excellence in Insurance Law. This award recognizes outstanding ... Read more

The Occupiers' Liability Act takes a bite out of the Consumer Protection Act, 2002

Operators of ski hills, and other land owners, can breathe a little easier. In Schnarr v. Blue Mountain Resorts Ltd ., 1 the Court of Appeal confirmed the right to contract out ... Read more

Court of Appeal holds that waivers are enforceable

By Nadia Marotta In 2017, two Superior Court judges held that certain provisions of the Consumer Protection Act , 2002 precluded an occupier from relying on a waiver in the ... Read more

No friend to the court: public interest intervention denied where nothing new to say

By Jacob Damstra Last year, I published a case commentary on Huang v. Fraser Hillary’s Limited , 2017 ONSC 1500 regarding how s.99(2) of Ontario’s ... Read more

Expert advice series: consultation and collaboration between counsel and expert witnesses. Where to draw the line.

by Jennifer Hunter In 2015, the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed in Moore v Getahun that it is appropriate and essential for counsel to consult and collaborate with expert ... Read more

Expert advice series: “Ghost Writing” in expert reports. Who prepared your expert’s report?

by Jennifer Hunter While retaining experts is commonplace in civil litigation, counsel are not always aware of who the expert has worked with, behind the scenes, to compile ... Read more

Expert advice series: how lower courts are applying hallmark decisions

By Jennifer Hunter  and Julia Boddy, Student-at-law Among civil litigators, 2015 was the “year of the expert,” with multiple decisions from the appellate ... Read more

Full indemnity costs a powerful deterrent in Ontario's anti-slapp regime

by Jacob Damstra Two recent decisions arising out of the same case, Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority v. Smith , provide some important judicial guidance regarding ... Read more

Court confirms government entities cannot sue critical citizens for defamation

By Jacob Damstra Two recent decisions arising out of the same case, Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority v. Smith , provide some important judicial guidance regarding ... Read more

A millennial's guide to legal information

by Kimberly Cura In September 2017, The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG) undertook a comprehensive study of Ontario millennials in an effort to better understand their ... Read more

Court raises the discoverability bar for Private Attorneys General

By Angus McKinnon Plaintiffs’ counsel in civil Competition Act class actions often view themselves (and sometimes even refer to themselves) as ‘private ... Read more

I no longer trust my business partner. What are my options?

By John B. Brennan Circumstances leading to a breakdown in a business relationship are often unforeseen at the outset of the relationship. Whether it be festering ... Read more

Service of family process abroad must comply with Hague Convention

By Ryan P.R. McNeil As the 1960s “nuclear family” is no longer the norm and Canadians become more accustomed to diverse manifestations of the family model, family ... Read more

"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

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