Personal Injury

McLeish alerts public to danger of ethanol-fueled devices

Ontario personal injury lawyer John McLeish tells CBC’s The National that his firm is handling seven instances where people were either severely injured or killed due to ...

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Real Estate

Ontario considers registry for private mortgage lenders

While Ontario contemplates a registry for private mortgage lenders, Toronto real estate lawyer Matthias Duensing tells The Lawyer’s Daily that he’s not sure lawyers are ... Read more

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Patent Seekers opens first North American office in Toronto

Keeping a close watch on the competitive landscape is critical when it comes to patent protection and development, says Dean Parry, technical director and co-founder of Patent ... Read more

Family

OCL can help settle custody disputes: Simpson

Ontario’s Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL) can have a decisive impact on custody and access matters, says Toronto family lawyer Erin Simpson. Read more

Employment & Labour, Mediation

Six steps to selecting an employment mediator

Choosing the right mediator is a vital first step in settling your case, so it’s essential to make an informed decision, says Toronto employment mediator and arbitrator Barry ... Read more

Estates & Wills & Trusts

Digital estate plan can save loved ones added grief, expense

Failing to account for monetary and personal digital assets in your will could have devastating consequences for your surviving family members, Toronto trusts and estates lawyer ... Read more

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Employment & Labour

Losing licence for cleaning wife’s teeth ‘highly problematic’

The case of a dental hygienist who was in a technical breach of “sexual abuse” provisions and lost his licence after treating his wife highlights the absurdity of a ... Read more

Estates & Wills & Trusts

Creating a will crucial for parents of child with disability

Many people avoid making a will not solely due to procrastination but from a morbid aversion that, in doing so, there’s a sense they’re one step closer to acknowledging ... Read more

Family

Bad behaviour carries costs risk in family litigation

Bad behaviour in court proceedings can come back to bite litigants, says Toronto family lawyer Usman Sadiq, who has had to battle on behalf of his clients against the poor conduct ... Read more

Corporate

Think carefully before posting to firm’s social media accounts

Twitter and other social media accounts can be useful marketing and engagement tools for lawyers — but it is important to remain mindful that everything you are posting is a ... Read more

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When lawyers should get a financial adviser

Any time is a good time to get a financial adviser, says Dawn Marchand, vice-president of marketing and direct distribution for CBIA/Lawyers Financial. Read more

Civil Litigation

Home insurance a wise investment in the face of a lawsuit

Homeowners without insurance are taking a risk as there is always a chance someone will get hurt on their property, says Barrie civil litigator Scott Hawryliw, who often represents ... Read more

Class Action

Class-action filed on behalf of former day school students

Alberta Indigenous rights litigator Leighton Grey has filed an application to certify a class-action lawsuit on behalf of Indigenous day students who claim to have suffered ... Read more

Criminal Law

Adding prosecutor puts teeth in Alberta farm protest proposal

Proposed legislation to address protesters who trespass on Alberta farms and agricultural land sends a strong message that if you break the law, you’ll pay the price, says ... Read more

Real Estate

Have mechanism to remove disruptive condo board members

Having a code of ethics in place for a condominium’s board of directors assists in holding members accountable if they become disruptive, problematic or violent, says Toronto ... Read more

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Knowing risks, red flags can reduce occupational fraud

Being aware of the common risks and red flags can help reduce your company’s exposure to occupational fraud, says forensic accountant and chartered business valuator Patricia ... Read more

Family

Cannabis legalization having little impact in family law

The legalization of cannabis for recreational use has made little difference to family law proceedings, says Markham family law lawyer Andrew Feldstein. Read more

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