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Divorce agreements can affect estate settlements: Horst

Failing to fulfil your obligations in a divorce settlement can be costly, even after you pass away, says Toronto wills and estate lawyer Marlin Horst. Read more

New B.C. accident rules make it vital to call a lawyer: Ford

Recent changes in British Columbia’s auto insurance industry makes it “more important than ever to get legal advice immediately after an accident,” says Kamloops personal injury lawyer Matthew Ford. Read more

Witness interviews crucial to workplace investigation

Interviewing witnesses is one of the most important aspects of any workplace investigation — a step that’s as critical as it is challenging, says Toronto employment lawyer and mediator Stuart Rudner. Read more

Fraudsters often the people you least expect: Oswald

Age is no barrier to fraud, says Toronto forensic accountant and investigator Dave Oswald. Read more

Bajwa offers clients expedited path to solving legal matters

Client satisfaction is the top priority for Toronto family lawyer Numan Bajwa. Read more

Ticker writes a new chapter in his career with first book

Toronto-area estates litigator Charles B. Ticker has written the perfect book for those who know "bubkes" about estates and trusts. Read more

Taxpayers on the hook to review returns: Woodyard

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is limited in terms of how far back it can look into back tax returns, but don’t assume that will protect you from being audited for past statements, says Toronto tax litigator Adrienne Woodyard. Read more

How to effectively prepare for an employment mediation

Parties can lay the groundwork for successful mediation by communicating rationally and reasonably from the outset, according to Toronto employment law mediators Barry B. Fisher and Peter Israel. Read more

Civil jury trial system needs update: Lee

Ontario’s civil jury system “reduces access to justice for many injured plaintiffs” and needs to be modernized, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Andrew M. Lee. Read more

Employees have options when harassed at work: Mandin

Victims of harassment should not be afraid to seek legal advice, says Toronto civil litigator Stephany Mandin. Read more

Be tough but polite when building referral networks: Achkar

When it comes to building network alliances, the personal approach trumps the transactional every time, says Toronto employment and human rights lawyer Christopher Achkar. Read more

Get contract revisions in writing to save on litigation costs

A simple email or text message could net huge savings for companies or individuals following revisions to construction contracts, says Toronto senior litigation lawyer Jeffrey C. Silver. Read more

Hire a lawyer when facing a LSO investigation: Singer

Even the best litigators need someone to advocate for them at Law Society of Ontario (LSO) disciplinary hearings, says Toronto civil litigator Darryl Singer. Read more

Legal aid cuts an attack on ‘the socially disenfranchised’

Provincial funding reductions for Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) will limit access to justice and significantly worsen court delays for those who rely on the non-profit corporation, says Toronto criminal lawyer Roots Gadhia. Read more

Planning key to avoiding probate fee ordeal for B.C. executors

A law that requires executors-to-be in British Columbia to pay probate fees when applying for a grant of probate can cause a significant practical problem for those administering valuable estates — but with some advance planning, it is possible to avoid running into these challenges, says Vancouver corporate lawyer Jonathan Reilly. Read more

A thorough workplace investigation is vital: Hawryliw

Failing to address a workplace harassment complaint in a timely fashion can end up being more costly than an investigation, says Barrie employment lawyer Scott Hawryliw. Read more

Options remain after OCA rejects harassment tort

Harassment victims still have legal recourse despite the Ontario Court of Appeal’s (OCA) rejection of it as a freestanding civil tort, says Vaughan labour and employment lawyer Arthur Zeilikman. Read more

Gossin starts new chapter at Devry Smith Frank

The latest chapter in the storied career of Toronto mediator Eric Gossin begins today when he joins Devry Smith Frank LLP. Read more

Fund provides financial help to uninsured accident victims

While insurance coverage is mandatory for both on- and off-road vehicles, there may be a way for the uninsured to get some financial help if they’re injured in an accident, says Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. Read more