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Province's changes to auto insurance should go further: McLeish

Proposed changes to benefits for catastrophically injured patients is good news, but Toronto critical injury lawyer John McLeish tells Law Times he is cautiously hopeful that Premier Doug Ford's new government will return to the older definition of ‘catastrophically impaired.’ Read more

Fake IDs at the heart of alleged $8-million scam

Thanks to modern technology, it is very easy for people to create false identification and use those documents for fraudulent purposes, says Toronto forensic accountant and investigator Dave Oswald . Read more

Second opinion in criminal cases can help the accused

A second set of trained eyes on a criminal investigation can boost a defendant’s case, says Toronto-area private detective Jim Downs. Read more

Medical cannabis use at work – know the facts

When it comes to the use of medicinal cannabis at work, there’s still a great deal of misinformation concerning employee rights and employer obligations, says Toronto employment lawyer Amelia Phillips. Read more

Privacy compliance for private sector cannabis retailers part 2

In the final instalment of a two-part series on privacy compliance for private-sector cannabis retail, Toronto business lawyer Peter Murphy looks at the privacy commissioner’s guidelines on the subject . Read more

Hull & Hull's SCC win establishes important precedent

Hull & Hull LLP’s recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) win in a case concerning unjust enrichment has many practitioners “fussed” about how the ruling affects “what everyone understood to be a clear protection in terms of an irrevocable beneficiary,” Toronto trusts and estates lawyer Suzana Popovic-Montag tells Canadian Lawyer . Read more

Osgoode Law certificate course a hit with HR professionals

When Osgoode Professional Development saw the need for a certificate course to allow human resources specialists to develop a more thorough understanding of employment law, it approached Toronto employment lawyer and mediator Stuart Rudner. Read more

Wisdom through experience helps to better serve clients

Nearing his 76th birthday in a profession that acknowledges the value of age and experience, British Columbia criminal lawyer Dr. Gary Botting says he is hitting his "stride." Read more

Longer recovery from head injuries for adolescent girls: study

A recent Canadian study that suggests adolescent girls are slower to recover from concussions than boys the same age is important for all concerned, says Oakville personal injury lawyer Weston Pollard . Read more

SCC finally resolves Henson trusts questions: Pope

In its recent ruling , the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) finally settled that the assets held in a Henson trust do not belong to the person receiving provincial disability benefits and should not impact the benefits that they receive, Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer Kenneth Pope tells The Globe and Mail . Read more

Vulnerable will suffer most from CICB's demise

The provincial government’s move to scrap the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB) will hit some of society’s most vulnerable crime victims, Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Anna Matas tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Online tool empowers self-represented family litigants

A new online tool being developed by Toronto family lawyer Kathryn Hendrikx and an IT partner will be welcome news for the huge number of self-represented litigants in family law. Read more

The earlier the better to quit executor role

The sooner the executor of an estate realizes that they don’t want to fill the role, the better, Toronto wills and estates lawyer Elinor Shinehoft tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Shuber joins Gelman & Associates

Toronto family lawyer and mediator Jennifer Shuber has joined the Toronto office of Gelman & Associates. Read more

Mediation a great option for appropriate cases

Mediation is an excellent alternative to litigation, as long as the case is appropriate, Toronto family lawyer Rachel Healey tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Divorce: it’s not like on TV

Individuals seeking divorce should be wary of information that doesn’t come from a lawyer to avoid confusion and unnecessary heartache, Fredericton family lawyer Jennifer Donovan tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Criminal case offers lessons on workplace privacy

A criminal decision by the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) offers valuable guidance to both employers and employees about workplace privacy, Toronto labour and employment lawyer Christopher Achkar tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Actions against Swiss banks part of global tax evasion crackdown

Recent moves by European financial authorities to levy penalties against or request client information from Swiss banks is just the latest development in the international crackdown on cross-border tax evasion, Canadian tax lawyer David J. Rotfleisch tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Making changes to your family cottage estate plan

In the third instalment of a four-part series on transferring ownership of the family cottage, Winnipeg wills and estates lawyer Cynthia Hiebert-Simkin discusses how changes in life circumstances should affect a cottage estate plan . Read more

Trends in civil sexual abuse awards: part 2

In the second instalment of a miniseries on advancing damages in sexual assault cases, Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace discusses developments in awards for historical childhood abuse. Read more