Family

Documenting family loans saves headaches in event of divorce

Loans made between family members should be properly documented and made known to all parties to avoid surprise claims and unnecessary complications if and when separation occurs, ...

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Personal Injury

Shatz honoured to act in landmark medical malpractice trial

Toronto personal injury lawyer Samantha Shatz says she feels honoured to have played a role in delivering justice to the family of a woman left quadriplegic at birth. Read more

Criminal Law

Extradition order reversed, Botting’s client discharged

Canada’s justice minister has overturned an extradition order against a woman accused of abducting her children after British Columbia criminal lawyer Dr. Gary Botting argued ... Read more

Family

Annulments — A 19th century notion with a 21st century twist

A legal construct of the 1800s outlining the grounds for annulment still applies in the 21st century, though the rationale for seeking one has changed dramatically, says Toronto ... Read more

Personal Injury

Coverage not premiums should be primary focus for drivers

Drivers should focus on the amount of coverage — not premiums — when choosing car insurance, says Oakville personal injury lawyer Jill Edwards. Read more

Civil Litigation

Court-ordered sale often the fix for joint property dispute

When property co-owners disagree on whether or not to sell, an application under the Partition Act may be an effective, court-directed means to resolve the dispute, says Brampton ... Read more

Real Estate

Sharing information benefits entire mortgage sector: Samaroo

Improving the professional conduct and educational standards of brokers and lenders would provide “great consumer protection,” Toronto real estate lawyer Sarita Samaroo ... Read more

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Employment & Labour

OCA right to reject tort of harassment: O’Donnell

The Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) was correct in rejecting the tort of harassment, though it wisely left the door open to study it again in the future, says Toronto employment ... Read more

Criminal Law

Extreme intoxication as a defence has its merits: Daviau

The section of the Criminal Code that precludes an accused from using intoxication as a defence needs to be abandoned, says Toronto criminal lawyer Lindsay Daviau. Read more

Legal Supplier

GTD Scientific predicts human injury in any environment

In GTD Scientific, principal Geoffrey Desmoulin has found a way to combine his twin passions for the human body and mechanical engineering, creating a firm that has become an ... Read more

Employment & Labour

Booth guides employers through B.C.’s employee-friendly laws

British Columbia employers need more help than ever navigating the province’s worker-friendly employment, says Vancouver employment lawyer Melanie D. Booth, who has spent ... Read more

Real Estate

Be detailed when building a neighbour dispute case

The devil can be in the details when it comes to resolving disputes between condominium neighbours, says Toronto condominium lawyer John De Vellis. Read more

Legal Supplier

Practice management a key focus of bar admission program

With a number of young lawyers expressing concerns over the level of their practice management skills post-call, the Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education’s ... Read more

Family

Divorcing a narcissist? Don’t stoop to their level: Townsend

Divorcing a narcissist comes with unique challenges that can be overcome with patience and preparation, says Toronto family lawyer and divorce recovery coach Leanne Townsend. Read more

Health, Cybersecurity

Cyberattacks a health-care lesson in hyper-vigilance

Recent ransomware attacks on three Ontario hospitals is a cautionary tale that should have the province’s health-care providers and boards taking notice, says Toronto health ... Read more

Personal Injury

Choose the right expert in a personal injury accident: Haté

People injured in an accident must quickly retain legal counsel to guide them through the proper steps and ensure they receive the compensation they are entitled to, says Toronto ... Read more

Family

Legalization neutralizes pot complaints in custody disputes

Legalization has largely neutralized the issue of cannabis use in family law cases, says Pickering family lawyer Angela Princewill. Read more

Civil Litigation

Ruling demonstrates progress in court's view of casual sex

A recent case where a man was found guilty of sexual assault after he agreed to wear a condom but proceeded to have unprotected sex with his partner shows that the courts are more ... Read more

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