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 ...

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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

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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


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

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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

Civil Litigation

Parties usually consent to minor claim amendments: O'Connor

Parties in civil cases can usually amend statements of claim at any stage of litigation, says Toronto civil litigator Sarah O’Connor. Read more

Estates & Wills & Trusts

Change in family situations can trigger need for new will

Families grow and change over time and when life events such as remarriage or the birth of new grandchildren occur, it might be time to revisit your will, says Toronto trusts and ... Read more

Ethanol-fueled devices are dangerous: Brown

Ontario personal injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells CTV News that people should be warned about using “dangerous” table-top ethanol-fueled fireplaces after his client ... Read more

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Counterfeit-stamped gold entering the market: Oswald

Illegally mined and smuggled gold is making its way into the financial market under cover of gold bars with forged stamps that claim the precious metal is coming from major ... Read more

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Set goals, protect income when starting solo: Marchand

New lawyers practising on their own should develop a business plan and set goals to be achieved, says Dawn Marchand, vice-president of marketing, product and client experience for ... Read more


Change in long-term care homes requires holistic response

If adopted, recommendations to address systemic failings identified by a public inquiry into long-term care homes in Ontario could result in new staffing models and improved ... Read more


Case demonstrates usefulness of anti-SLAPP legislation

A recent case involving an employee who spoke out against alleged discriminatory practices at a large insurance company demonstrates an appropriate use of Ontario’s ... Read more

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