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NEW Affordable office spaces available for solos or small boutique

If you’re looking for a convenient professional space to operate your practice, Toronto’s Cabbagetown Law Chambers offers a range of unique, cost-effective offices, ... Read more

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Court's gatekeeper role in estates cases curbed by decision

A “culture shift” in the estates bar may not be as dramatic as first expected, Toronto trusts and estates lawyer David Mills tells AdvocateDaily.com . In a 2017 ... Read more

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Auto insurance industry profits in the spotlight

An updated report spotlighting the high profits of the Ontario auto insurance industry is a wake-up call that requires government action, critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown ... Read more

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‘Zombie Law’ should stay dead: Derfel

Ontario’s "Zombie Law" is dead and resurrecting the proposed legislation that would have tackled distracted walking isn't necessary, says Toronto personal injury lawyer ... Read more

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Recent market trends in litigation funding and the impact

In a recent Q & A session with AdvocateDaily.com , Stephen Pauwels , co-founder and principal of BridgePoint Financial Services , a Toronto-based specialist litigation ... Read more

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Due process disappearing for the publicly shamed

Due process has become a thing of the past for people who are publicly shamed when allegations go viral, Toronto employment lawyer Natalie MacDonald tells AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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'Right to be forgotten' raises regulatory questions

Further guidelines and clarity may need to be developed as the campaign for a “right to be forgotten” gathers steam at home and abroad, Toronto litigator Sharon Bauer ... Read more

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Apart but working together to raise children

Divorce is never easy, but when kids are involved, adjusting to the new reality can be the most difficult time of your life, says Pickering family lawyer Angela Princewill . ... Read more

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Intervention needed in the housing market: Duensing

A recent case in the Ontario Superior Court highlights a potentially costly consequence of Toronto’s erratic housing market, Toronto real estate lawyer Matthias Duensing ... Read more

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First families first: Heft

By Reesa Heft In this 2008 Ontario Court of Appeal case , the payor husband remarried and started a new family, arguing that the financial responsibility for his new family made it ... Read more


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Guide to Indigenous legal rights, history and culture 'insulting'
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TORONTO — The regulatory body for Ontario's lawyers and paralegals has released a guide to help legal professionals better understand the legal rights, history and culture ... Read more

Presser appears before SCC on digital information case
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Toronto criminal lawyer Jill Presser is asking the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) to protect citizens from having their digital information handed over to police by people with ... Read more

Canadian companies may soon be impacted by the GDPR
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The European Union’s new rules for data protection will change the way Canadian companies do business there, says privacy lawyer Peter Dillon . The General Data ... Read more

SCC adopts hybrid approach to international custody issues
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A Supreme Court of Canada ruling on resolving international custody disputes didn't clearly settle the issues it intended to clarify, says Toronto family lawyer Ryan McNeil . ... Read more

Lack of shareholders' agreement may lead to undesirable results
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In the absence of a shareholders’ agreement, a corporation and its shareholders face a number of potentially negative consequences, Toronto business lawyer Anton Katz ... Read more

Extended warranties present opportunities, pitfalls for dealers
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Car dealerships must take care when offering extended warranties to customers, Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi tells AdvocateDaily.com . “It can ... Read more

How to start the estate discussion: Larson
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Thunder Bay wills and estates lawyer Rene Larson says discussing estate matters with an aging family member isn’t easy, but it’s a vital conversation. Larson, ... Read more

Look at big picture when establishing fraudulent conveyance
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Debtors aren’t permitted to transfer their property to someone else in order to avoid paying a creditor — but in order to establish a fraudulent conveyance, you need ... Read more

Waddell represents proposed class in lawsuit against insurer
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Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret Waddell is representing a plaintiff who has launched a proposed class-action lawsuit against an Ontario auto insurer over allegedly using ... Read more

FOLA calls on LSO to update real estate payment rules
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The Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA) is calling on the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) to update its antiquated rules around the transfer of funds in real estate ... Read more

Divorce financing levels playing field for litigants: Feldstein
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Divorce financing can help tackle family law’s access-to-justice crisis, Markham family law lawyer Andrew Feldstein tells AdvocateDaily.com . In a recent edition of ... Read more

Ordering condo plans, tax certificates money well spent
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Due diligence and about $25 could have saved a world of aggravation surrounding a sizeable townhouse title mix-up, Toronto real estate lawyer Daniel Bernstein tells ... Read more

Things to consider before taking a PI case
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After many years as an expert witness in medical malpractice cases, Toronto facial plastic surgeon Dr. David Ellis says it’s not easy to successfully sue a doctor in ... Read more

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What are your rights when you are detained or arrested
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By Joseph Neuberger Whatever the circumstances, being arrested or detained by the police is stressful. Regardless of what lead to the situation that resulted in the arrest, you have certain ... Read more

Goals at examinations for discovery
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By John McLeish and Joe Gaynor Examination for discovery is one of the most important steps in the litigation process. Examination for discovery allows a party in a civil case to examine, ... Read more

Common law spouses and claims for constructive trust
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By Lisa Gelman The Ontario Court of Appeal recently grappled with the important question of when a common-law partner’s claim for a constructive trust interest in a home may or may ... Read more

Court sets out four elements to set aside a release
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By Barry B. Fisher In this matter , the judge had a case where a manager sought to set aside a release that she had signed upon being terminated with allegations of just cause. Had cause not ... Read more

Bill 3, the Pay Transparency Act, 2018 passes into law
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By Laura Williams Bill 3, the Pay Transparency Act, 2018 (the Act), has completed the Ontario legislative process and will receive Royal Assent and become law imminently. The Act establishes ... Read more

Successor employers: your company has changed hands
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By Bram Lecker and Simon Pelsmakher What happens to your employment after your company changes ownership? The new owners are called successor employers and this is a time when employees are ... Read more

Pot talk: coverage for medical cannabis is here
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By Suzana Popovic-Montag Unless there’s an unexpected shift or delay by our government, the Cannabis Act will make the use of cannabis for recreational purposes legal sometime this summer. ... Read more

The latest on the legality of random drug and alcohol testing
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By Doug MacLeod In 2013, the issue of whether an employer can unilaterally implement random drug testing was addressed by the Supreme Court of Canada . Bottom line: there are very few ... Read more

FATCA: U.S citizens living in Canada – financial asset reporting
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By Alexey Manasuev Part III: Asset value threshold for FATCA reporting U.S. citizens who are currently living in Canada or abroad are required to file Form 8938 (FATCA form) if they meet ... Read more

Five traps you should avoid when a patient complains
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By Kate Dewhirst Every health care organization receives complaints. A complaint is any negative feedback received from a patient or family member of a patient about your services. Health ... Read more

Product liability: can having a garage sale make you liable?
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By David Hollingsworth What do product liability and garage sales have in common? Springtime brings new beginnings. When the warm weather finally comes, we are all anxious to open the doors and ... Read more

Forcillo appeal decision doesn't alter law around police force
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By Jacob Stilman On July 27, 2013, Const. James Forcillo of the Toronto Police confronted Sammy Yatim, who was armed with a knife, yelling in a threatening manner, while standing alone inside ... Read more

Equal pay for equal work in Ontario workplaces
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By Mitchell Rose Spring brings further changes to provincially regulated Ontario workplaces. These latest changes arise from last November when the Legislature passed “Bill 148” ... Read more

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