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Clinicians must step up or risk being policed by someone else

Clinicians should not be scared to opine on their peers’ work in medical malpractice cases, says Toronto orthopedic spine and trauma surgeon Dr. Michael Ford. 

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Corporate

Trusted legal adviser key team member for smaller businesses

For small and medium-sized companies without in-house counsel, developing an ongoing relationship with a trusted adviser that you can turn to for assistance and guidance on a ... Read more

Civil Litigation

Quality nursing home care a public policy concern, says Rashid

A recent decision awarding $640,000 in a nursing home death that included $25,000 in punitive damages, sends a message that the issue of care is a “public policy ... Read more

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Take stock today to plan your retirement: Marchand

Taking stock of how you live today can help you develop a plan for your retirement years, says Dawn Marchand, vice-president of marketing, product and direct distribution for ... Read more

Criminal Law

Police need more than just a tip before a warrantless search

The Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) has sent a strong message to police that they can’t take anonymous tips at face value but must investigate them further, says Ottawa ... Read more

Personal Injury

Choose a PI lawyer whose values match yours: Kotak

Good communication, mutual honesty and shared values are the secrets of success in any lawyer-client relationship involving personal injury or disability, says Toronto personal ... Read more

Corporate

Legal advice beneficial in all stages of business sale

The process of selling or transferring a company can be complex, lengthy and come with potential pitfalls — for sellers, bringing a business lawyer on board in the early ... Read more

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Employment & Labour

OCA affirms notice period exceptions granted in rare cases

Even though the Ontario Court of Appeal recently reduced a senior employee’s termination notice entitlements to 24 months from 30 — despite what seemed like exceptional ... Read more

Criminal Law

SCC dissent in rape shield case ‘speaks volumes‘: Zita

The “stark dissent” in a recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruling that involves the right of the accused to explore the sexual history of the complainant could ... Read more

Family

Determining date of separation can be complex: Williams

The date of separation is a frequently contested issue in divorce, and it isn’t always as cut-and-dried as couples expect, says Markham family lawyer Cheryl Suann Williams. Read more

Real Estate

Condo boards can ban balcony barbecues: Mackey

Residents will struggle to challenge condo-imposed bans on balcony barbecuing, says Toronto condominium and commercial litigator Megan Mackey. Read more

Civil Litigation

Weight given to criminal judgments during civil proceedings

While judgments from criminal cases can be considered in related civil matters, they cannot be relied on by themselves to reach a decision, as a full civil trial may be necessary ... Read more

Criminal Law

Leamon creates ‘judgment-free zone’ in criminal practice

Establishing a personal connection with every client is fundamental to a successful defence strategy, says B.C. criminal defence lawyer Sarah Leamon. Read more

Civil Litigation

Detailed home reno contract ensures contractor’s cash flow

Since a contractor’s primary focus during any home renovation is to be paid for the work, it’s vital to have a clearly written contract precisely detailing what the ... Read more

Family

Still more to do on issue of shared parenting: Ludmer

There are “favourable trends” when it comes to shared parenting, but there is still room for improvement, Toronto family lawyer Brian Ludmer tells 770 CHQR Radio in ... Read more

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Downs featured in Canadian ‘cop’ documentary at TIFF

The Toronto International Film Festival’s (TIFF) red carpet will be welcoming Jim Downs, managing director of MKD International Inc., when a documentary about the lives of ... Read more

Real Estate

Call to condo lawyer would have saved corporation time, money

A condominium management team that objected to a Jewish condo owner attaching a mezuzah to the doorframe of his residence highlights the importance of seeking legal advice before ... Read more

Corporate

Disability clause important part of shareholders’ agreement

A well-drafted shareholders’ agreement should include provisions specifying what will happen in the event of disability, says Toronto business lawyer Anton Katz. Read more

Family

JDLG Kids Club to focus on enhancing children’s lives

Inspired by her young son, and with a desire to help the clients who made it possible for her to recently open her own boutique law firm, Fredericton family lawyer and mediator ... Read more

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