An ounce of prevention could save your business: Harris

It’s important for companies to assess their level of exposure to fraudulent activities that, left unchecked, could devastate your business, says forensic accountant and chartered business valuator Patricia Harris. Read more

Experience is vital to navigate complex financial matters

When dealing with equalization in family law matters that involve complex assets, make sure the right people are involved, says Mississauga family lawyer Deepa Tailor. Read more

Cautionary tales highlight importance of CASL compliance

Recent enforcement actions related to Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) contain a number of cautionary tales for businesses, and more are likely on the way — underscoring the need for companies to ensure any communications they send out comply with the law, says Toronto business lawyer Inga Andriessen. Read more

Post-investigation issues – what they are, how to handle them

When the ink is dry on a workplace investigation, the job is far from done, says Toronto employment lawyer and mediator Stuart Rudner. Read more

First-time homebuyer program beneficial outside GTA: Samaroo

The federal government’s new homebuyers program could help many get that elusive dream home, but it’s not expected to have much of an effect on those living in high-priced urban centres like Toronto and Vancouver, says Toronto real estate lawyer Sarita Samaroo. Read more

Points to consider in selecting a suitable mediator

People who choose to resolve disputes through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) should opt for a mediator who has proficiency in the field, says Brampton civil litigator Edwin Upenieks. Read more

Removing executor of a will cannot be done on a whim: Horst

Removing the executor of a will is a difficult proposition — and for good reason, says Toronto wills and estate lawyer Marlin Horst. Read more

Unbundled services ideal for simple divorces

Unbundled law services give self-represented litigants better access to justice because they are affordable and effective, says Toronto family lawyer Numan Bajwa. Read more

Equalization of net family property after a spouse dies

Many people do not know that upon the death of their spouse, they can either receive an inheritance under the will or claim an equalization of net family property, says Toronto wills and estates lawyer Lisa Laredo. Read more

Ruling shows unpredictability of court system: Paciocco

It is important to “be prepared for any outcome” when you are dealing with the judicial system, says Windsor personal injury lawyer Gino Paciocco. Read more

Gosai tailors approach to clients’ specific requirements

Brampton personal injury lawyer Nital Gosai lives her childhood dream every day she goes to work. Read more

Assignment agreements with condos a tricky business

Assigning or “flipping” a condo unit is risky for both parties, so be sure to get legal advice from someone well-versed in this area of law, says Toronto condominium lawyer Warren Kleiner. Read more

It’s conviviality outside courtroom – all business inside

Lawyers should maintain good relations with colleagues but not at the expense of strong courtroom advocacy, says British Columbia criminal lawyer Dr. Gary Botting. Read more

Going to the dogs — a tricky workplace decision

Employers that allow dogs and other animals in the workplace are inviting problems, but they can cut the risk with careful planning and effective pet policies, says Toronto civil litigator Sarah O’Connor. Read more

Man accused of swimming nude in shark tank expected to plead guilty

TORONTO — A British Columbia man accused of swimming naked in a shark tank at a Toronto aquarium is expected to plead guilty to mischief in that incident next month. Read more

Estate mediation can help preserve familial relationships

Mediation can help familial relationships survive an estate dispute, says Toronto trust and estate litigator and mediator Felice Kirsh. Read more

Program opens door for undocumented GTA construction workers

Everyone wins under a new program designed to regularize undocumented construction workers in Canada, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman. Read more

Be proactive when it comes to motorcycle safety: Cahill

Common sense can go a long way to help prevent a motorcycle accident, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Paul Cahill. Read more

Litigation funding provides help for cash-strapped clients

Litigation funding is a useful tool that helps tide injured clients over until their lawsuit has been settled, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Rohan Haté. Read more

Family business disputes among toughest to mediate: Gossin

Early mediation can help family business owners get to the root of problems before they spiral out of control, says Toronto mediator Eric Gossin. Read more