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OCA decision confirms contingency fees prohibited in family law

Family law lawyers would be wise to examine their retainer agreements with clients in light of an Ontario Court of Appeal ruling that found an extra fee charged by counsel who ... Read more

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Injured parties at a ‘gross disadvantage’ in accident claims

In the final instalment of a two-part series, Toronto personal injury lawyer Jennifer Hoffman explores challenges to the tort system. Increasing deductibles, rising ... Read more

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Engel: OCA decision a step back for motorists?

An important Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) decision overturning a drinking and driving acquittal is a setback for motorists but is not, as some feared, the death knell to their ... Read more

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LPP best option for consistently trained lawyers

The Law Society of Ontario's (LSO) review of the lawyer licensing process should give serious thought to requiring prospective legal professionals take the Law Practice Program ... Read more

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Strigberger shares insights on the writing process

He has lightened the air in courtrooms, mediations and resolution meetings resulting in many settlements but his sense of humour is only one ingredient, legal humorist and author ... Read more

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'Good old days' bring nostalgia, but practice of law better in 2018

While some may refer to the legal profession of the 1960s and 70s as the “good old days,” the changes that have taken place since that time have led to an ... Read more

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Drug-impaired driving will pose challenges for courts: Dostaler

With marijuana set to become legal this fall, a shortfall of police officers trained to tackle drug-impaired driving may lead to testing delays, making it more difficult to prove ... Read more

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Cryptocurrency assets may call for an update to estate plan

In the final instalment of a two-part series, Cornwall wills and estates lawyer Michele Allinotte explores the nuances of dealing with cryptocurrency assets in your estate plan. ... Read more

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Defining death won't stop disputes over ventilation removal

A legislated definition of death would do little to prevent court challenges from family members who believe their loved ones are still alive after they've been declared ... Read more

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Employers infringe free expression at their peril

Employers should not concern themselves with the personal viewpoints of their workers, Toronto employment lawyer  Kevin Marshall tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Guidelines for conducting unbiased workplace investigations

In the second instalment of a three-part series, Ottawa employment lawyer Ella Forbes-Chilibeck provides guidance to employers on how to conduct workplace investigations. ... Read more

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Izadi champions rights of criminal accused

Fairness and the rule of law   have always been important to Toronto criminal lawyer Melody Izadi . “I was obsessed with the idea since I was about 10 years of ... Read more

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Criminal defence runs in the blood for feisty McKay

When the Crown makes an offer to Calgary criminal lawyer Ian McKay , it has to be something pretty special to get his attention. “I’ve never been a ... Read more

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Relationships key to civil litigation for Paterson

Law is all about people for Toronto civil litigator Heather Paterson . While disputes in court can sometimes get ugly, Paterson, a partner with Shibley Righton LLP , ... Read more

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New personal emergency leave rules create headaches for employers

Employers are entitled to be confused about Ontario’s new personal emergency leave (PEL) rules, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator Stuart Rudner tells ... Read more

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Divorce exacerbates religious differences between spouses

Religious differences that caused tension in a marriage often spiral after a divorce, Toronto family lawyer, mediator and parenting co-ordinator  Steven Benmor ... Read more

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Law enforcement taking advantage of drones' surveillance potential

The falling cost of drone technology could revolutionize certain types of surveillance, says MKD International Inc. founding partner and managing director  Jim Downs . ... Read more

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Court rejects 'fraudulent' pregnancy claim

Once a child is born, parents have an equal responsibility for its well-being — even if one parent feels they were "fraudulently" made to believe the other one was ... Read more

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DAS brings long history of innovation to ATE market

Dominique Zipper  and Joanna Milnes are the latest in a long line of innovators with the pioneering legal expense insurance company DAS . Zipper, the manager of ... Read more

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Unpaid internships create legal and PR risks for employers

Employers may be liable for Employment Standards Act (ESA) violations even if their summer interns agree to work for free, Toronto labour, employment and human rights ... Read more

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