Criminal Law

Stigma of criminal activity lingers: Dunn

A criminal conviction brings an element of social stigma to those involved, but when information can live forever online, even being charged can affect your reputation ...

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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


Judges don’t want to make parenting decisions: Simpson

Divorce is difficult for everyone in a family, but when parents can’t agree on matters related to their children, it can be beneficial to call on the services of a mediator ... Read more

Estates & Wills & Trusts

DIY wills are a recipe for disaster: Kirsh

Do-it-yourself (DIY) will kits can end up costing more than they save in legal fees, says Toronto trust and estate litigator Felice Kirsh, who is often called upon to litigate ... Read more

Estates & Wills & Trusts

‘Complete autonomy’ essential when drafting a will: Horst

A recent Nova Scotia Supreme Court decision upholds the legal principle that people can leave their estate to whomever they want, provided they are fulfilling their support ... Read more

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Questions remain over ‘laudable’ 911 service change proposal

The provincial government’s proposal to amend regulations around how ambulance and the 911 services work has some laudable goals along with potential hotspots, says Toronto ... Read more

Criminal Law

Decision-making time should count towards Jordan deadlines

Judges should be required to deliver their decisions within deadlines set by the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) or risk breaching defendants’ Charter rights, says Toronto ... Read more

Real Estate

Judgment could have impact on condo industry: Mackey

A recent court ruling that saw a condominium owner lose her unit due to the actions of her tenant is good news for condo residents but could have a “chilling effect” on ... Read more

Class Action

Understanding class-action lawsuits

Class-action lawsuits provide a “low risk” option for those seeking justice, says Toronto civil litigator Darryl Singer, who is leading the Capital One database breach ... Read more

Estates & Wills & Trusts

‘Knowledge and approval’ will challenges tough to prove: Smith

Litigants face an uphill battle when challenging a will on the basis of the testator’s lack of knowledge and approval, says Toronto estate litigator David M. Smith. Read more


Seek legal advice for professor abuse of power: Tsinman

In the academic environment, a student-professor relationship can start as one of mentorship but may slip over the line into one of intimacy and manipulation, placing someone in an ... Read more


Unbundled services an access-to-justice pathway: Hendrikx

Provision of unbundled services is reaching a critical mass as lawyers and consumers alike embrace the practice, says Toronto family lawyer Kathryn Hendrikx. Read more

Corporate, Estates & Wills & Trusts, Real Estate

Jedlinski offers personal service to entrepreneurs

Windsor corporate lawyer John Jedlinski is in it for the long haul with his clients. Read more


Straight-talking Pop-Lazic empowers family law clients

When clients hire Oakville family lawyer Gabrielle Pop-Lazic they never need to ask her for the unvarnished truth. “I’m pretty straightforward, but I think it does a ... Read more


Jamal's keen sense of justice informs family law advocacy

Clients can expect individually tailored service when they come to Oakville family lawyer Fareen Jamal. Read more


Knowledge, integrity vital to Elbaz’s securities practice

Toronto securities lawyer Andrew Elbaz says understanding his clients' businesses and becoming a trusted business adviser to the boards of directors of public companies and bankers ... Read more

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