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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 ...

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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

Family

When should a court order a temporary advance of fees?

By Andrew Feldstein In this case, the court was tasked with determining whether to award the applicant with interim costs and disbursements in the amount of $150,000 in anticipation of her legal fees ... Read more

Employment & Labour

(Yet) another termination clause bites the dust

By Doug MacLeod There are many ways to attack the termination clause in an employment contract. Read more

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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

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

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

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