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Four lessons I learned as an undercover patient

By Kate Dewhirst Ok. I wasn’t really undercover. But I was a patient. I spent five days in hospital recently for a surgical procedure. I’m sore ... Read more

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Getting divorced? How to prepare for a meeting with a family lawyer

By Steven Benmor The decision to get a divorce is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. A divorce impacts nearly every part of your life: your marriage, ... Read more

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Taking client privacy seriously

By Inga Andriessen Another day, another data breach by hackers targeting a large company – that’s how it feels anyway, am I right? No one wants the hassle of ... Read more

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Child custody reform — Bill C-78 federal government divorce reform: Part 2

By Gene C. Colman In  Part 1 , I applauded the positive measures in this new government initiative - Bill C-78. Unfortunately, there are a number of serious ... Read more

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The danger of household fire products

By John McLeish Household fire products are used in homes and backyards across Ontario for cooking or and for lighting, both indoors and out. This summer, many Ontarians will ... Read more

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Let’s play ball – assume the position

By Marcel Strigberger The greatest job in the world is to be a police officer. Specifically, I am referring to the cops who serve at sporting events and enjoy the game ... Read more

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A lesson from Dr. Seuss for burgeoning lawyers

By Ryan Handlarski One of my favourite books of all time is the children’s book ‘ Oh the Places You’ll Go ’ by Dr. Seuss. I read this book to my son ... Read more

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Interim spousal support and child support

By Lisa Gelman An Ontario court recently  considered a case  where the mother sought interim child support and spousal support from the father. In granting the ... Read more

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What happens if departing employees have health records at home?

By Kate Dewhirst Decision 69  of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario was recently released. A former hospital employee (registered health ... Read more

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Employees do not have absolute right to use medical marijuana at work

By Laura Williams As many employers are aware, the use of medical marijuana in the workplace must be treated as an accommodation issue in the same manner that employers ... Read more

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Drinking and driving may not be cause for dismissal

By Stuart Rudner   Previous court decisions have confirmed that an employee’s  conduct outside of work  may form the basis for the termination of their ... Read more

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Parents v. grandparents: who should have custody?

By Andrew Feldstein In this case , the court was tasked with making an interim custody order and access arrangement for a six-year-old and four-year-old. This is a case ... Read more

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Some thoughts on bail in Toronto

By John Fennel Anyone who knows anything about bail in Toronto knows that delays are the rule. Nevertheless, Mayor John Tory recently blamed fictional speedy releases on bail ... Read more

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Five bad things that could happen if you die without a will

By Lisa Laredo Do you know what happens if you die without a will? Here’s the story of one family who learned the hard way. In this family, the grandmother (who had a ... Read more

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Disclosure pertaining to court ordered assessments of children

By Andrew Feldstein In  this case , the question was posed about whether a court can refuse to order full disclosure of the file and notes of an assessor appointed under ... Read more

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Sexual assault allegations and the presumption of innocence

By Joseph Neuberger Any criminal allegation must be proven in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt. All persons accused of an offence is innocent until proven guilty. ... Read more

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Travel much? Currency exchange is getting easier

By Ian Hull We’ve seen it first hand in many estates situations: families with property and assets in different countries. In the estate administration process, this ... Read more

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Disability benefits: no peace in peace of mind contracts

By Bram Lecker Many employers offer short and long-term disability Insurance benefits as enhancements to remuneration packages. These valuable extra perks, often used as ... Read more

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Seven tips for successful business negotiations

By Anton Katz If you’re a small business owner or entrepreneur, you’ve probably learned quickly that negotiation is not only unavoidable in business – ... Read more

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The cost of terminating employees when a business is sold

By Doug MacLeod When a business is sold the cost of terminating unwanted employees can significantly impact the sale price. The purchaser does not want to pay the cost of ... Read more

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