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Uncertainty persists around enforcement of termination clauses

While more is known now about termination clauses than a year ago, 12 months is a lifetime in employment law — as such, employers and employees need to make peace with ... Read more

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Good arbitration clauses require attention to detail

Although it is often true that arbitration clauses in commercial agreements are the last things lawyers address, parties should always aim to draft clauses that work ... Read more

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Developments in commercial arbitration in Canada

By Earl Cherniak After many years and much consultation, reform of commercial arbitration legislation, international and domestic, is underway across Canada. The existing ... Read more

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Look to arbitration, case management to address civil trial delays

In Ontario, the availability of dates for civil trials of any complexity is in a crisis state — but as Toronto lawyer and arbitrator  Earl Cherniak writes in The ... Read more

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Rose to speak at OBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

Toronto mediator and settlement counsel  Mitchell Rose  will share his insights on recent developments in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes at an upcoming ... Read more

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Mediation favoured for resolving personal injury claims

Without contingency fees, people would not otherwise be able to afford a lawyer, says Toronto mediator Victoria Romero .  Those  suing for pain, suffering and ... Read more

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Mediation often best option for resolving neighbour disputes

From a time, cost and client satisfaction perspective, there is no better place to resolve disputes between neighbours than mediation, Toronto mediator and settlement counsel ... Read more

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New resource published for commercial arbitrators

Toronto litigator and commercial arbitrator  Marvin Huberman  says his new book should appeal to a wide range of lawyers in the field of commercial arbitration. ... Read more

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Probation secrets revealed

By Mitchell Rose For employees beginning a new role, it’s often assumed that there’s a cloud of uncertainty hovering over the earliest days of employment: ... Read more

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Rose to present keynote at OBA 2017 ADR Award of Excellence event

On Oct. 25, Toronto mediator and settlement counsel  Mitchell Rose , partner with  Stancer, Gossin, Rose LLP , will be a keynote speaker at the Ontario Bar Association ... Read more

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Mediation brief, timing critical in personal injury cases

As personal injury actions are typically started years after the date of loss, mutually agreeing to a timetable early on — including scheduling and booking a mediation date ... Read more

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Strategies maximize chance of settlement in wrongful dismissal cases

When it comes to wrongful dismissals — the most common of non-unionized workplace disputes — there are a number of approaches that may better maximize settlement ... Read more

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Huberman set to launch new book on commercial arbitration

Toronto litigator and commercial arbitrator  Marvin Huberman  hopes next month’s launch of his new book will help people re-think arbitration. ... Read more

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Flexibility key to successful mediation: Romero

While there are different types of mediation, Toronto mediator Victoria Romero says adaptability is key to ensuring clients get the best service. “Mediation is a ... Read more

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So, why should I settle?

By Mitchell Rose So, why should I settle my legal dispute? Here are six reasons: Before you (or, if you are a lawyer or paralegal, your clients) say ... Read more

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Embracing diversity the cornerstone of Romero’s practice

Toronto mediator Victoria Romero first began settling disputes in high school as part of a peer conflict-resolution program. She’s never looked back. ... Read more

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Healthy dose of realism useful in mediation process

By remaining optimistic about the process while reminding parties to be realistic about their positions, mediators are in an ideal position to help resolve civil disputes, Toronto ... Read more

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Lack of consistency in wrongful dismissal decisions

Inconsistency in how wrongful dismissal is dealt with by the courts is a clear indication that reform is needed, Toronto employment mediator and arbitrator Barry B. Fisher ... Read more

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When free speech goes too far: Huberman

Freedom of speech is not absolute and the courts are likely to back the government’s decision to stop delivering a controversial Toronto publication, says Toronto ... Read more

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Historical value of LSUC name should be recognized

There is no logical or historical basis for changing the name of the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) — and doing so could actually lead the public to confuse the ... Read more

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