Cancellation always a risk for pre-construction buyers, says Howden

Purchasers who wish to invest in condos prior to construction can mitigate their risk by seeking legal advice before signing on the dotted line, according to Toronto condominium lawyers Deborah Howden and Warren Kleiner. Read more

Migrant detainees have right to plead for freedom before judges, Supreme Court

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court says a Pakistani man being held in immigration detention had the right to challenge his imprisonment in person before a judge. Read more

Addressing legal aid cuts, new courthouse top TLA priorities: Waddell

As in 1885, when it was founded, a proposed courthouse is again a priority for the Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA), new TLA president Margaret Waddell says. Read more

Video voyeurism ruling glimpses at new reality of communicating

A decision by Ontario's top court to uphold a voyeurism conviction of a man who secretly took screenshots of his then-girlfriend in sexually provocative poses during video chats illustrates "a tension in the law that we will start seeing more of," especially as intimate relationships become more intertwined and dependent upon technology and the sharing of media, says Toronto criminal lawyer Jessica Zita. Read more

Bessin a trusted team member for business clients

In working with businesses involved in complex transactions, Toronto corporate lawyer Kobi Bessin sees himself as part of the client’s team — a head coach and trusted adviser tasked with providing valuable strategic advice. Read more

Permanent Global Talent Stream great news for Canadian businesses

The federal government’s announcement that it will make the Global Talent Stream (GTS) a permanent feature of Canada’s immigration system is welcome news, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman. Read more

Unsafe rooming house issue requires collaborative solutions: Sa’d

Unlicensed rooming houses or basement apartments could lead landlords to jail, says Toronto landlord/tenant lawyer Caryma Sa’d. Read more

'Good luck' trying to charge guillotine protesters: Stilman

Demonstrators’ use of a fake guillotine to protest planned cuts by the Ontario government should be seen more as “political theatre” than a threat to Premier Doug Ford, Toronto criminal lawyer Jacob Stilman tells the National Post . Read more

Avoid never-ending tournament, create different career path

Law students should consider taking the career path less travelled, Toronto criminal lawyer Ryan Handlarski suggests in an article penned for Law Times . Read more

Issue estoppel and passing of accounts

Executors or guardians passing accounts may be able to rely on the doctrine of issue estoppel — which precludes the relitigation of issues that have been conclusively determined in a prior proceeding — to prevent the process from getting out of hand, says Toronto estate litigator David M. Smith. Read more

Oland defence team presented more 'persuasive' arguments

Veteran Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher Hicks predicts Dennis Oland will be acquitted in the slaying of his millionaire father Richard, prompting a Crown appeal of the decision. Read more

Plaintiff credibility is key in personal injury trials

The plaintiff’s credibility is pivotal when it comes to motor vehicle accident trials, says Oakville personal injury lawyer Meghan Walker . Read more

Rastin peddling bicycle safety message

It’s vital that children understand the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bicycle, Barrie-area litigator Steve Rastin tells Barrie Today at the kickoff of the Helmet On Kids program. Read more

Child-abduction cases can drag on for months, years

In order to curb delays in child-abduction cases, Toronto family lawyer Michael Stangarone tells The Globe and Mail these matters should be consistently flagged and expedited in family courts. Read more

Father convicted after leaving son at home with pit bull that mauled him

MONTREAL — A Quebec father could face jail time after leaving his toddler son at home with a pit bull known to be aggressive and without proper supervision. Read more

Proceed with caution with looming limitation periods

Condo corporations should err on the side of caution when it comes to limitation periods in disputes with service providers, says Toronto condominium lawyer John De Vellis. Read more

Public fear over criminals changing their name 'overblown'

Even the rarest combination of a name and sex change will not provide anonymity to notorious offenders in Canada, Toronto criminal lawyer Laurelly Dale tells The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Strong protocols, personal brand key to successful small firm

Starting a solo or small firm is a reality for many new lawyers — but before opening your doors to clients, a number of important tools and processes have to be put in place, says Toronto business lawyer Inga Andriessen. Read more

Dental malpractice lawsuits part 1

In the first instalment of a two-part series, Fredericton personal injury lawyer Matthew Pearn discusses how to recognize a dental malpractice claim . Read more

Increased court demand for 'minority language' interpreters

As the influx of people who speak “minority languages” increases, so will the demand on Canadian immigration courts to provide interpreters, says Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar . Read more