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Courts can level playing field for financially disadvantaged spouses

Courts across the country have extensive powers to level the playing field for financially disadvantaged spouses, Toronto family lawyer Erin Chaiton-Murray tells ... Read more

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Know your risks, responsibilities before an accident happens

In the second instalment of a two-part series, Windsor personal injury lawyer Gino Paciocco discusses the specific seasonal scenarios of contributory negligence. Winter ... Read more

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Study reveals link between traumatic injury, mental health issues

A new Canadian study reveals a high probability that mental health issues, and even suicide, could occur after a major traumatic injury, Oakville personal injury lawyer Jill ... Read more

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Our network was hacked — now what?

When a company’s computer network has been hacked, a digital forensic expert should be immediately called in to investigate, says Tyler Hatch , founder and CEO of DFI ... Read more

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AccounTrust continues to expand multidimensional client services

As AccounTrust celebrates its 15 th birthday, founder Avi Dahary says he’s already looking forward to the next 15 years. Since its inception in January, 2004, ... Read more

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Family law alternatives to litigation — part 1

In part one of a two-part series on litigation alternatives, Toronto family lawyer Julia Tremain explores the benefits of negotiated settlements. Divorcing couples who avoid ... Read more

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Jurisdiction in child custody matters

By Andrew Feldstein In this case , the parties met in Canada in 2011, married in Japan in 2012, and had one child together in 2014. The father returned to Canada, and the mother visited with the ... Read more

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Refusal to accept recall after illegal layoff failure to mitigate

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the judge assessed the notice period for a 50-year-old health and training specialist with 23.5 years service at 18 months. The plaintiff had been given a ... Read more


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Defined terms key when drafting insurance policies
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A recent Ontario Court of Appeal case shows the importance of using defined terms when drafting insurance policies, Toronto insurance lawyer Rohan Haté tells ... Read more

Client portals key to efficiency in the legal profession
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Self-serve portals for clients will be essential for law firms in an era of commoditized legal services, says Korbitec Inc. president Alan Bass . And Bass tells ... Read more

Walker gives back to hometown Oakville with personal injury practice
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When personal injury lawyer Meghan Walker joined Will Davidson LLP , it marked a joyous homecoming for the Oakville native. Having grown up in the area, Walker was delighted ... Read more

Non-legal considerations loom large in employment mediations
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Non-legal concerns often figure prominently in employment mediations, and each party's issues tend to be different, Toronto employment law mediators Barry B. Fisher and Peter ... Read more

Ruling affirms that senior execs are held to higher standards of conduct
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Ontario's top court has found a senior executive was dismissed for cause after failing to protect his employer from millions of dollars' overpayment on the purchase of a parcel of ... Read more

Paralegals an ideal option for landlord-tenant disputes
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Tenants and landlords caught up in disputes should consider paralegal services to help find a resolution, Ottawa paralegal Amri Murray tells AdvocateDaily.com . “A ... Read more

Expert limits prejudice accident victims: Ford
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New rules limiting the use of experts in litigation related to motor vehicle accidents will unfairly prejudice injured plaintiffs, Kamloops personal injury lawyer Matthew Ford ... Read more

Question of solicitor-client privilege comes to fore in SNC Lavalin controversy
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OTTAWA — The time-honoured tenet of solicitor-client privilege — usually discussed in courtrooms and law-school textbooks — has become a central point of debate ... Read more

Relax, lawyers — robots aren’t coming for your jobs
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An Ontario Superior Court ruling that capped costs due to the lawyers’ failure to use artificial intelligence (AI) in their preparations should not arouse fears of ... Read more

Demonstrative evidence most effective on millennial jurors
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The millennial mantra “pics or it didn’t happen” applies to civil jury trials almost as much as is does to social media interactions, Toronto personal injury ... Read more

SCC hearing provides hope on relationship evidence
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Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger says he is encouraged by a Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) hearing on the admissibility of relationship evidence in cases of sexual ... Read more

Emotional intelligence undervalued by employers
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Employers should prioritize emotional intelligence in searches for new hires, Toronto workplace violence consultant Denise Koster tells AdvocateDaily.com . Koster, principal ... Read more

Bencher election may have impact on splitting couples: Benmor
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The upcoming election of Law Society of Ontario (LSO) benchers could have a significant impact on separating and divorcing couples, says Toronto family lawyer, mediator, and ... Read more

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Five contracts you need to protect your business
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By Anton Katz If you want to set your small business up for success, you need to do more than just be an expert in your field. You need to protect both yourself and your business by ... Read more

When the court will stay an order pending appeal
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By Lisa Gelman An Ontario court recently considered an interesting case where one party sought a stay of two orders pending appeal. The parties’ story The parties were the ... Read more

Wrongful dismissal: recent case law increases legal uncertainty
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By Doug MacLeod Recently, it has become increasingly difficult for employment lawyers to assess an employer’s potential legal liability in connection with an employee termination. The ... Read more

The non-compete clause and employee poaching
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By Bram Lecker and Kimberley Sebag Employers commonly include a non-compete clause in their offers of employment. Legally, the non-compete clause is referred to as a “restrictive covenant.” It ... Read more

Ontario Divisional Court offers another take on termination clauses
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By Laura Williams A series of Ontario decisions in 2017 and 2018 demonstrated that termination clauses are tricky business! Many employers include termination clauses in employment agreements, ... Read more

Want to be creative with your will? Get a lawyer
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By Suzana Popovic-Montag If you’re a regular reader of obituaries, you’ve undoubtedly seen some creative writing touches in remembering a departed family member. While traditional ... Read more

Disbursement funding options
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By Katie Armstrong A client’s ability to fund disbursements is always a key consideration when preparing a legal budget. Historically, litigation funders would typically only consider ... Read more

Can your employer ask for passwords to your social media accounts?
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By Amelia Phillips The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) is the federal privacy law for private-sector organizations. The Act sets out the ground rules for ... Read more

Better late than never - retroactive child support
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By Marcus Sixta The obligation to pay child support after separation and divorce is mandated by both federal and provincial legislation in Alberta. This obligation is something that most ... Read more

Catastrophic injury impairment
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By David Hollingsworth Automobile insurance is constantly changing. It seems that the government continues to strip away at some of the most vital services required for injured people, especially ... Read more

‘Advances’ on settlement funds and the personal injury lawyer
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By Amanda Bafaro for AdvocateDaily.com Should personal injury lawyers lend money to their clients? If you don’t lend your clients money, is it ok to have family or friends lend them money? It’s ... Read more

Five common will drafting mistakes
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By Lisa Laredo Write your will right and it will do exactly what you want and need it to do when you die. Your will is your roadmap to your loved ones and a properly written will ensures ... Read more

What I’m looking for in a bencher
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By Inga Andriessen If you’re not an Ontario lawyer, then this blog is not for you. This is about our upcoming bencher election for the Law Society of Ontario (LSO). Benchers are elected ... Read more

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