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Difficult for lawyers to come back from criminal convictions

A disbarred British Columbia lawyer who was denied a licence to practise in Ontario faced an uphill battle due to the close connection between his criminal convictions and his ... Read more

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Golf course ruling highlights Heritage Act protections for owners

A recent ruling that will allow the owner of a renowned Oakville golf course to move forward with an application to redevelop the site confirms that the Ontario Heritage Act ... Read more

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Cherniak to share insights on Groia case at Lerners CPD seminar

Toronto lawyer and arbitrator  Earl Cherniak will discuss key points and lessons from the landmark case Groia v. Law Society of Upper Canada  as part of an upcoming ... Read more

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Requiring firm to run golf course 'worse than an expropriation'

Denying property rights to the owner of a renowned Oakville golf course would be “worse than an expropriation," as forcing it to maintain the site as-is would cost the ... Read more

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Rosen: SCC affirms counsel's right to 'fearless advocacy' in Groia case

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has reaffirmed the right of counsel to engage in fearless advocacy by quashing a finding of professional misconduct against a lawyer, Toronto ... Read more

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‘Playing fast and loose’ with evidence rules a recipe for trouble

A key takeaway from the dispute between a former war correspondent and one of Canada’s biggest media companies is when parties in an action are required to produce ... Read more

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Cherniak: Groia case 'among most rewarding' of career

A nine-year legal battle that concluded with the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) overturning a finding of professional misconduct against Ontario lawyer Joe Groia is not just a ... Read more

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Interlocutory suspensions require law society disclosure

Without confirmation from an appellate court, it remains to be seen whether the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) will follow a recent hearing panel decision that would require it to ... Read more

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FCA reaffirms importance of common interest privilege

A recent Federal Court of Appeal decision that recognizes the doctrine of common interest privilege in the context of a commercial transaction is consistent with existing ... Read more

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Cherniak taking Groia case to SCC Nov. 6

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) will consider the issue of who should regulate the conduct of lawyers defending their clients' rights in court when it hears the case ... Read more

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Radnoff to discuss key considerations of settlement at LSUC program

Toronto commercial litigator and appellate counsel  Brian Radnoff will share his insights on   settlement agreements at the upcoming “A litigator's guide to ... Read more

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Appeal panel costs award against law society 'an outlier'

While a recent Law Society of Upper Canada appeal panel decision that awarded costs to two lawyers after an 11-year battle with the regulator is encouraging, it will not likely ... Read more

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Supreme Court to hear appeal in Groia case

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has agreed to hear an appeal from lawyer Joe Groia, who will ask the top court to explore the issue of who should regulate the ... Read more

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Trudeau nominates N.L. judge Malcolm Rowe to Supreme Court of Canada

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has nominated Justice Malcolm Rowe for the Supreme Court of Canada, the first Newfoundlander in the court's history. Rowe, born ... Read more

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Non-political SCC appointment process a welcome improvement

The government’s new non-partisan process for appointing justices to the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) is a positive change, but recommendations should remain ... Read more

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LSUC does not get to decide what is relevant: disclosure ruling

A recent Divisional Court decision confirms that the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) cannot determine what information to disclose during disciplinary proceedings based solely ... Read more

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'Irreconcilable' issues remain unclear after Spence leave decision

The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision not to grant leave to appeal in the case of a woman left out of her father’s will for alleged racist reasons has ... Read more

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Groia will seek leave to appeal: Cherniak

Lawyer Joe Groia will be asking the Supreme Court of Canada to explore the issue of who should regulate the conduct of lawyers defending their clients' rights in court, after ... Read more

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Parties hope SCC takes on issue of public policy in wills

As the Supreme Court of Canada has not weighed in on public policy concerns in testamentary dispositions for some time, a client seeking to challenge the decision ... Read more

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Counsel to seek SCC appeal in case of discriminatory will

A woman who was omitted from her father’s will for alleged racist reasons will seek leave to appeal her case to the Supreme Court of Canada, after the Court of Appeal ... Read more

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