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When Ontario courts can decide custody and access matters

By Lisa Gelman The Ontario Court of Appeal  recently decided  a case where the mother, who had unilaterally taken the parties’ children from Nigeria to ... Read more

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Back to safety: keeping kids safe on the way to school

By John McLeish  and Nicole Fielding Parents! It is the most wonderful time of the year! Back to school season has everyone thinking about new teachers, school ... Read more

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Court weighs in on scope of release and settlement documentation

By Laura Williams In a recent decision, the Superior Court of Justice weighed in on the scope of release and settlement documentation as it pertains to workplace sexual ... Read more

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Substantial indemnity costs ordered against estate trustees

By Ian Hull This case  was a dispute between three siblings over a $30,000 painting. The three siblings were beneficiaries and estate trustees of their late ... Read more

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Misclassifying contract workers

By Bram Lecker and Kimberley Sebag When  Bill 148, Ontario’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017  became law in January 2018, reforms to our ... Read more

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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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Five tips for choosing a legal answering service

By Tom Ball As a legal professional, you know firsthand  how challenging  it can be to create any kind of a work-life balance. You want to be able to help your ... 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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Spousal support/alimony: what is it and how do I get it?

By Marcus Sixta There is a lot of misinformation out there about  spousal support , or alimony, as we have come to know it due to the influence of American TV. Spousal ... 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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