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IPC issued new guidelines for disposing of electronic information

By Kate Dewhirst The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario released new guidelines recently for  disposing of electronic media . These guidelines explain ... Read more

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Brothers fighting over their mother’s estate

By Charles Ticker A  recent story  from England outlines some of the difficulties siblings may encounter with respect to their parents’ estates. The story is ... Read more

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Disruption’s early warning signs

By Alan Bass  and Michael Sauber  Alternative legal services are here. The only question is how quickly they will become the new norm. Lawyers should be aware of ... Read more

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Using psychology to turn leads into clients

By Tom Ball Understanding the way people think is the key to persuasion. There are many mental triggers that can be influential when trying to get someone to think like you ... Read more

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Terminating an indefinite spousal support order

By Andrew Feldstein This case involves an appeal of a motion to change, whereby the judge ordered the termination of a prior indefinite spousal support order. As per the ... Read more

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The two parts of R. v. Gladue

By Kristin Bailey We all know that Aboriginal offenders are grossly over-represented in the Canadian criminal justice system. R. v. Gladue was released by the Supreme Court ... Read more

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CPSO publishes new draft policy on closing a medical practice

By Elyse Sunshine  and  Lonny Rosen The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) is currently reviewing and updating its policy,  Practice ... Read more

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What constitutes a material change in circumstances?

By Lisa Gelman An Ontario court  recently considered a case  where one party sought to terminate spousal support upon retiring. This decision looks at the various ... Read more

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Can I amend my own will?

By Michele Allinotte I often have clients call me and either ask me if they can change their wills themselves, or if they can change their will by crossing out and ... Read more

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Once more on the enforceability of termination clauses

By Laura Williams In early 2018, the Ontario Court of Appeal once again ruled on the enforceability of termination clauses. In  this case , an employer terminated an ... Read more

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Such a law office: Shuber

By Jennifer Samara Shuber A friend stopped by my office this morning between meetings. I gave her a quick tour of the larger firm and also brought her to see my office. Her ... Read more

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The ultimate 'selfie': video record your health care wishes

By Suzana Popovic-Montag In an ideal situation, if you suffer a health crisis, you’ll be able to communicate your health care preferences directly to your doctors or ... Read more

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A fixture, a trade fixture and why it matters in commercial leasing

By Inga Andriessen I am a commercial leasing nerd. Seriously. A case management master once referred to me by that description during a pre-trial. So, unless ... Read more

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Pay equity: addressing the gender wage gap

By Bram Lecker April 10, 2018, is Equal Pay Day in Ontario. It symbolizes the extra days women have to work into the new year to earn what men made the previous year. This ... Read more

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Plain English in contracts — yes, we do that

By Inga Andriessen I started my career as a litigator and that remains about 70 per cent of my personal practice these days. Our firm employs other lawyers who do not ... Read more

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Is it time to reassess your answering service?

By Tom Ball Not all call centres are created equal. Here are four obvious signs the answering service you invested in might not be meeting all of your needs. 1. It ... Read more

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Court of Appeal affirms occupier’s liability

By Michael Lesage In Ontario, the occupier of property is under a statutory duty to: “take reasonable care in the circumstances to make their premises safe. The ... Read more

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Updating your will: Allinotte

By Michele Allinotte As an estate planning lawyer in Cornwall, Ont., I commonly see people who understand the importance of the initial estate planning, but then forget ... Read more

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Review of discipline decision not available where right of appeal exists

By Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine   In this blog post, we summarize this case , a recent decision from the Ontario Divisional Court. Although the case ... Read more

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Support payments – understanding retroactive support

By Reesa Heft Whether you are the payor or recipient of support, it is important to first differentiate between retroactive support and arrears of support. For example, if ... Read more

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