Mills & Mills LLP

Mills & Mills LLP
Mills & Mills LLP
Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Corporate, Estates & Wills & Trusts, Family, Real Estate

At Mills & Mills LLP, we believe in forming lasting relationships. In a city filled with capable lawyers and law firms, our clients choose us because we provide legal advice that focuses on the long term. Many of our clients have been with us for decades, forming close professional relationships with lawyers they can turn to time and again for trusted advice. Our lawyers and staff stay with us because of their dedication to our firm, our shared values, and our commitment to the highest standards of the practice of law in serving our clients.

Personal and Business Legal Services in Toronto

George Gordon Mills opened our first office at the corner of Church and Front Street in 1884. His brother, Alexander, joined in 1889 after serving as Deputy Attorney General of Manitoba for two years. Since that time, the Mills family has had a continuous presence in the firm. With the family now represented for four generations, it is the longest-standing such tradition for a law firm in Canada.

Many of our clients have been with the firm for generations as well. Our service, commitment and ability to grow with our clients have earned us the multigenerational loyalty of families, businesses and charitable organizations.

Our firm’s lawyers have distinguished themselves within the practice of law and beyond. Our lawyers have served Canada as a Deputy Attorney General of Manitoba, a Premier of Ontario, two Attorneys General of Ontario, a Treasurer of Ontario, a Toronto City Solicitor and several High Court judges. Ralph Shaw Mills, Q.C., was one of the last Canadian lawyers to appear before the Privy Council in the United Kingdom before appeals from the Supreme Court of Canada to that court were abolished.

Mills & Mills LLP believes in access to affordable legal services. As the exclusive Ontario provider law firm for LegalShield since 1999, we are able to provide or arrange for legal services for individuals, families and small businesses that are members of LegalShield throughout the province.

We are also proud to belong to the International Lawyers Groups (ILG), a network of independent law firms and legal practitioners. Entry into the ILG is restricted to law firms that have had dealings with member firms and have proven their commitment to delivering legal services of the highest quality. Through our membership in ILG, we are able to connect our clients to trusted legal counsel all over the world.

Mills & Mills LLP In The News
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  By  Richard Worsfold  and  Reshma Kishnani  in  Wills Estates & Trusts   It has been over two years since the Ontario ... Read more

New development: update to the personal use provision under the Residential Tenancies Act

  By  Tejpaul Grewal  in  Real Estate   Selling your home can be a daunting task, especially when there are tenants involved. Recent ... Read more

The role of life insurance proceeds in your estate plan

By  Meghan O'Neil  in  Wills Estates & Trusts   When preparing an estate plan, clients are sometimes surprised to learn it is not as easy ... Read more

Dealing with a potential default in a residential purchase and sale transaction

By  Tejpaul Grewal  in  Real Estate   This is a complimentary post to  Patrick Shing’s   2015 post entitled ‘ ... Read more

When can a divorce be severed?

By  Kristen Woods  in  Family Law   Rule 12(6) of the  Family Law Rules  allows a court to make an order splitting a divorce from ... Read more

The quality of title and adverse possession

By  Patrick Shing  in  Real Estate   In Ontario, there are two land title registration systems: one under the  Registry Act  and the other ... Read more

Bill 148: Are you in compliance with Ontario’s “Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act”, 2017

By  Reshma Kishnani  in  Employment Law ,  In the News   In the face of a changing economy, full time and permanent work is no longer the ... Read more

Spousal support can survive after death of the recipient spouse

By  Kristen Woods  in  Family Law   In  Marasse Estate (Re) , the Court decided on the issue of whether the estate of the deceased was ... Read more

Five reasons to have a will

By  Jennifer Corak  in  Wills Estates & Trusts “I can’t believe I haven’t done my Will yet! This is well overdue!”   ... Read more

Does the court have jurisdiction to vary child support when children are no longer “children of the marriage”?

By  Kristen Woods  in  Family Law   The Ontario Court of Appeal, in  Colucci v Colucci , has clarified the issue of whether courts have ... Read more

YouTube and broadcasting: applying libel and slander act to internet

By  Richard Worsfold  and  Lauren Kason  in  Litigation   The Internet has been in common use for over 25 years now and for nearly all of that ... Read more

What’s mine is ours? Not if it’s a resulting trust…

By  Meghan O'Neil  in  Wills Estates & Trusts Chechui v Nieman  is a recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal which deals with the ... Read more

Execution of wills in Ontario

By  Jennifer Corak Pursuant to section 3 of the Succession Law Reform Act (Ontario) (the “SLRA”), for a Will to be valid it must be in writing. The ... Read more

If joint tenants die at the same time, what happens?

In a recent blog post , I discussed common disaster clauses. A question I have been faced with which is related to the topic of common disaster clauses is the question of ... Read more

What should you expect from your first meeting with a family lawyer?

  By  Patricia Gordon Clients are often apprehensive about their first meeting with a family lawyer. Knowing what to expect can ease anxiety and coming ... Read more

To tag or drag – that is the question

By Daniel Thomson   I am often asked to explain what a “Tag-Along” (a.k.a. “Piggyback”) right is or what it means to be subject to a ... Read more

Rights of a surviving spouse against the estate of his or her deceased spouse

By Meghan O'Neil In  my last blog , I outlined the rights a common law partner has against the estate of his or her deceased partner. As mentioned in that blog, a ... Read more

New Government of Canada website means registered charities should update their tax receipts

By Heather Keachie Registered charities in Canada enjoy certain privileges under the Income Tax Act , including issuing tax receipts to donors. Regulation 3501 of the ... Read more

Court finally recognizes rights of children of unmarried parents

By Patricia Gordon As I have noted in my previous blog entries , the law can be slow to catch up to changes in family structures. This month, the court took a long-awaited ... Read more

The importance of asking “what if” during the estate planning process – common disaster clauses

By Jennifer Corak Part of establishing  an estate plan  is determining to whom your estate will be distributed. More often than not, when asked how ... Read more

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