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Many more women seeking legal advice in wake of #MeToo: Grace

When Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace started developing her “niche” practice 25 years ago, her inspiration was in large part to help women who ... Read more

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Estate planning defence possible for targets of fraudulent conveyance claims

An estate planning defence is a potentially viable option to defend a claim of fraudulent conveyance, Toronto estate litigator David M. Smith tells AdvocateDaily.com . Where ... Read more

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Alternatives to family law litigation: arbitration

In the final instalment of a two-part series on litigation alternatives, Toronto family lawyer and mediator Herschel Fogelman discusses arbitration. Properly conducted ... Read more

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Litigation funding avoids long-term impact of other solutions

While it may be tempting to file for bankruptcy or sell a primary residence when faced with the financial pressures of personal injury litigation, these short-term answers often ... Read more

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Drivers using a phone four times more likely to crash: Haté

The tough new penalties that recently came into effect for distracted driving are a positive development, Toronto personal injury lawyer Rohan Haté tells ... Read more

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Decisions involving African-Canadians could have major impact: Izadi

Two cases before the Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) — where race was a factor in securing lesser prison terms — will have a significant impact on future sentencing ... Read more

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Long-term disability insurance part 2: denials

In part two of a four-part series on long-term disability insurance, T oronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak explores how to handle denial of claims by ... Read more

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Balancing the balance

By Inga Andriessen I love the first couple of weeks after January 1 – it is the time of year you get to see which resolutions are sticking for those who made them. Many lawyers I know were ... Read more


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Weapons acquittal proves the value of persistence: Fennel
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Thoroughly exploring each avenue of defence, no matter how slim the chance of success seems, can bring significant results, says Toronto criminal lawyer John Fennel , who ... Read more

How to approach plea-bargain negotiations: a guide for new lawyers
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While plea negotiations should be part of every criminal defence case, law schools provide only an academic sense of how they’re conducted, and offer little practical ... Read more

Returning to work after illness or injury
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Employees who have been off work for an extended period of time because of an injury or illness may want to discuss options with their treating physician to increase the ... Read more

Make sure the executor of your will wants the job: Allinotte
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Before you appoint an executor of your will, make sure they understand what the role entails and are willing to take on the responsibilities, Cornwall wills and estates lawyer ... Read more

'Lawyer up' if denied LTD benefits: Goldfinger
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In the second instalment of a three-part series on long-term disability insurance, Toronto personal injury lawyer Brian Goldfinger discusses the steps policyholders must take to ... Read more

Oland retrial swings in favour of defence: Hicks
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The momentum in the second-degree murder retrial of Dennis Oland in the brutal beating death of his multimillionaire father has taken a turn — one which ... Read more

Distracted driving penalties harsh but necessary: Orlando
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Ontario’s new distracted driving penalties may be tough, but not in comparison with the cost to “injured innocents,” Toronto critical injury lawyer Dale Orlando ... Read more

Don’t just throw old electronics in the trash: Dillon
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If Santa left some of the latest electronic gadgets under your tree, think twice about how you dispose of your old ones, says London, Ont. privacy lawyer Peter Dillon . First ... Read more

Realtors not at risk from online property listings: Samaroo
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Toronto real estate lawyer Sarita Samaroo says a "protectionist mentality" is behind a lawsuit filed by a real estate board against a website offering free views of home ... Read more

Australia should be therapeutic jurisprudence role model for Canada
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In the third instalment of a four-part series, Oshawa criminal lawyer Lawrence Forstner examines what makes Australia a leader in therapeutic jurisprudence. Canada should ... Read more

Paralegals provide invaluable guidance to self-reps
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A string of cases before the Human Rights Tribunal that led to a man being deemed a “vexatious litigant” should serve as a warning to those who choose not to seek ... Read more

Canada should be number one option for surrogacy: Cohen
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There are very few reasons for Canadians wanting to become parents to go abroad for surrogacy, Toronto fertility lawyer Sara Cohen tells AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

Waiving prelim can be effective in the right case: Smith
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Forgoing a preliminary inquiry, and heading straight to trial, can be the correct call under the right circumstances, says Toronto criminal defence lawyer Tyler Smith , ... Read more

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Public transit: bigger responsibility to keep the public safe
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By John McLeish and Courtney Stewart Public transit plays an essential role in our communities. Every day, public transit drivers navigate large vehicles throughout busy streets, carryings thousands of passengers ... Read more

Interpersonal difficulties with colleagues result in complaint, SCERP
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By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine Workplaces, including those in a health care environment, often include a variety of personalities that are not always complementary. Interpersonal difficulties with ... Read more

How should I deal with my in-laws during divorce?
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By Steven Benmor Most people think that divorce is the end of a relationship between a husband and wife. But the reality is that divorce results in the termination, or change, of a whole host ... Read more

Afraid of dying? Take your mushroom
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By Ian Hull Estate law is centred on asset planning for an end-of-life experience. So not surprisingly, we’ve seen just about every end-of-life situation you can imagine. I can tell ... Read more

What is implied consent?
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By David Hollingsworth Does no consent mean implied consent? What happens if someone uses your vehicle without your consent and causes an accident or injury? Is this implied consent? In this ... Read more

Fraud against seniors – can it happen in your family?
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By Suzana Popovic-Montag By now, many of you have had a phone call from the “Canada Revenue Agency” informing you that you owe money, or that a lawsuit or collection process has begun. ... Read more

Can income be imputed where a payor spouse is in jail?
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By Lisa Gelman An Ontario court recently explored whether interim child support should be ordered when the payor spouse was incarcerated on the basis of imputing income to the jailed ... Read more

Child support for university kids
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By Marcus Sixta For a variety of reasons, many studies have shown that children today require more and more education to become self-sustaining. This means that children even over the age of ... Read more

New employer-friendly legislation on the horizon
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By Laura Williams Since its election this summer, Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government has been busy reforming Ontario’s labour and employment laws to make them more ... Read more

What are the duties of an executor?
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By Lisa Laredo Being appointed executor of an estate is a big job. While the official definition of the role sounds fairly straight-forward — gather up the estate assets, pay the ... Read more

Six tips to overcome the legal bully in your divorce
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By Angela Princewill Legal bullies come in a variety of forms. The most popular ones take advantage of the legal system, try to control/intimidate you by using the system against you, exhausting ... Read more

Common law v. marriage: legal relationships that sneak up on you
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By Timothy N. Sullivan “Love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage…” When’s the last time you’ve seen a horse or been in a carriage? You meet, date, ... Read more

The Ontario Human Rights Code – a primer
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By Christopher Achkar The Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code ) is intricate legislation which, after being passed in 1962, has protected provincially-regulated employees from bullying, ... Read more

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