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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.

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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

Personal Injury

Ten tips for women to stay safe while travelling alone

By Alison Burrison Travelling alone may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for those who like it, it offers an exciting chance to have a completely self-directed opportunity to explore. Read more

Legal Supplier

How can I prevent embezzlement at my law firm?

By Erica Birstler Running an effective law practice means you can’t always be involved in every single detail of the firm’s operations. Read more

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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

Legal Supplier

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

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

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

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

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