Criminal Law

Historic SCC hearings outside Ottawa ‘exciting’: Presser

Canadians should be pleased that the nation’s top court is holding proceedings outside of Ottawa for the first time, says Toronto criminal lawyer Jill Presser, who will ...

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Employment & Labour

Decision preferring contractual over common law rights concerning

Employees should be concerned by a recent Court of Appeal decision distinguishing between employment and shareholder rights, says Toronto employment lawyer Michael Wright. Read more

Estates & Wills & Trusts

Client-first approach bolsters Black’s reputation

Whether he’s acting as counsel or mediator, Toronto wills and estates lawyer and mediator Howard Black has the same aim in mind. Read more

Employment & Labour

Fitness-for-work policy good alternative to drug testing: Howden

Employers may be wondering if their workers are consuming drugs on the job, especially since marijuana became legal, but there are few instances where they can actually conduct ... Read more

Personal Injury

Burden of proof in wrongful death claims

Ontario law provides an opportunity for compensation to some relatives following the wrongful death of a loved one, says Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh ... Read more

Estates & Wills & Trusts

Top three reasons to make a will: Derfel

Few people like to confront their own mortality, but Toronto trusts and estates lawyer David Derfel says the momentary discomfort of drafting a will is worth it in the long run. Read more

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Advance preparation helps drive efficient business sales process

Selling a business is a significant undertaking — but by doing advance preparation in-house in collaboration with a team of advisers, owner/managers can ensure the process ... Read more


Legal advice during incorporation helps avoid ‘sleeper’ issues

For B.C. business owners, it may seem simple and straightforward to self-incorporate online — but as Vancouver corporate lawyer Jonathan Reilly explains, there are several ... Read more

Personal Injury

Shatz understands both sides of personal injury claims

Toronto personal injury lawyer Samantha Shatz exhibits the kind of serenity in front of a judge and jury that’s likely to unsettle her opponents. Read more

Legal Supplier

ATE insurance offers clients litigation protection: Robson

After-The-Event (ATE) legal expense insurance can mitigate a client’s financial risks of litigation, says Nick Robson, vice-president and general counsel with the Toronto ... Read more

Employment & Labour

Be wary of termination agreements that limit entitlements

People should always seek legal advice if they are asked to sign a termination agreement upon being hired since these contracts invariably favour the employer, says Toronto ... Read more


Divorce Act ‘not meeting needs of children’: Ludmer

The current system to decide child custody “is a complete failure,” Toronto family lawyer Brian Ludmer said during appearances before federal government hearings to ... Read more


No ‘one-size-fits-all’ in custody matters: Tremain

It’s unwise to make presumptions when it comes to deciding what’s best for a child in a custody case, says Toronto family lawyer Julia Tremain. Read more

Criminal Law

Naked B.C. man who jumped in Toronto shark tank pleads guilty to mischief

TORONTO — A British Columbia man who stripped naked and jumped into a shark tank at a Toronto aquarium last year apologized for his actions Thursday as he pleaded guilty to ... Read more

Class Action

Class-actions can be effective in workplace harassment cases

More class-action lawsuits relating to workplace harassment could be in the making, especially if the Supreme Court of Canada (SSC) decides to recognize harassment as a stand-alone ... Read more


Creative problem-solving core to Dunn’s financial practice

When Toronto financial services lawyer Timothy R. Dunn is handling a corporate restructuring or helping a company on the verge of bankruptcy, he doesn’t just think about the ... Read more

Criminal Law

Allocate funding wisely for gun reduction strategy: Dale

The federal government’s pledge to provide $54 million over three years to support Ontario’s Guns, Gangs and Violence Reduction Strategy (GGVRS) will not amount to much ... Read more

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