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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.

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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

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

ADR

How to communicate the ADR way

Most disputes are best resolved through some form of ADR — either alternative or appropriate dispute resolution, Toronto arbitrator Marvin Huberman writes in the summer ... Read more

Criminal Law

Attack on right to make full answer and defence in sex assault trials

By Joseph Neuberger Growing public and media attention on the way sexual assault trials are conducted has increased the scrutiny upon defence lawyers and how these trials are conducted, with a focus ... Read more

Corporate

The influencers' guide to canna-promotion on Instagram

By Whitney Abrams Brands who formerly opted to use traditional forms of advertising like print and online media have taken to influencer marketing to capitalize on personalities who have large, and ... Read more

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Personal Injury

Case serves as a warning to commercial hosts: Brown

Commercial hosts should be held to a higher standard than someone holding a party in their home when it comes to their liability for intoxicated guests, says Ontario personal ... Read more

Personal Injury

Structured settlements a good bet for most injury victims

Structured settlements are often in the best interest of seriously injured accident victims facing years of medical and attendant-care needs, says Toronto personal injury lawyer ... Read more

Employment & Labour

Contractor or full-time staffer — weigh benefits, drawbacks

The pros and cons of contract work versus full-time employment should be understood by both employers and individuals so they can make the decision that is right for them, says ... Read more

Employment & Labour

Lifelong passion for justice leads to legal profession

Toronto employment and human rights lawyer Mika Imai grew up with a passion for social justice but found herself at a crossroads after completing her International Development ... Read more

Employment & Labour

SCC to weigh in on ride-sharing arbitration clause

A 2017 Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision may be the best indicator for how it will rule this fall when it hears an appeal of a ruling that shot down a ride-sharing ... Read more

Privacy

Privacy lawyer joins Kate Dewhirst Health Law

As she celebrates the third anniversary of launching her own firm, Toronto health lawyer Kate Dewhirst is welcoming senior lawyer Megan Ferrier to assist in taking on a new area of ... Read more

Personal Injury

New rule may curb practice of paying HST out of benefits

Lawyers for injured plaintiffs are hopeful that a recent change to clarify the requirement for insurers to pay HST over and above accident benefit limits will increase compliance ... Read more

Criminal Law

Reflecting on evolution of murder trials over five decades

Drawing on five decades of experience in representing people accused of murder, Toronto criminal lawyer John Rosen says Ontario’s judicial system has evolved into one of the ... Read more

Mediation

Mediation the key to uncovering future working relationships

Mediation can uncover opportunities for a continued working relationship in employer-employee disputes, says Toronto mediator and settlement counsel Mitchell Rose. Read more

Family

Discussing your split is a social media taboo when divorcing

People going through a divorce should stay off social media or at least avoid discussing their failed marriage and ex-partner online, says Toronto family lawyer Leanne Townsend. Read more

Class Action

Tips for successfully defending against class actions

Toronto civil litigator John Campion has been defending institutions against class actions almost from the inception of Ontario’s class proceedings regime more than 25 years ... Read more

Legal Supplier

An ounce of prevention could save your business: Harris

It’s important for companies to assess their level of exposure to fraudulent activities that, left unchecked, could devastate your business, says forensic accountant and ... Read more

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