Introduction to condominiums: the basics

Prospective homeowners should seek advice before leaping into the unique world of condominium ownership, says Mississauga real estate lawyer Jia Junaid. Read more

Case affirms confidentiality – even without specific clause

A recent Superior Court of Justice case reinforces the importance of confidentiality in mediated settlements, St. Catharines family lawyer Sharon Silbert tells Law Times . Read more

Workplace investigation, mediation roles are apples and oranges

Organizations faced with workplace conflicts may be required to call in an independent investigator to uncover the root cause of the issues and make recommendations but they shouldn’t, as a general rule, retain the same person to mediate, says Toronto mediator Bernard Morrow. Read more

It's a different ball game as Raptors face branding challenges

After winning their first NBA championship, the Toronto Raptors’ court battles continue as the team and one of its star players have different fights to protect their brands, says Toronto intellectual property lawyer Taras Kulish. Read more

LSO statement of principles likely to fall: Rosen

Ontario lawyers are already obliged to uphold the law in an unbiased and impartial manner, whether with their colleagues or the public, so it is understandable why many are upset that they have to endorse a statement of principles addressing equality, says Toronto criminal lawyer John Rosen. Read more

Scales tipped in insurer's favour with LTD claims

Insurance companies are ramping up their scrutiny of long-term disability claims and employing tactics to deny benefits, Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak tells Benefits Canada . Read more

Divorce Act amendments a long time coming: Siegel

Long-awaited changes to the Divorce Act that replace outdated language and reflect a modern approach to parenting are a welcome update, Toronto family lawyer Brahm Siegel tells Law Times . Read more

Simulations give LPP candidates valuable experience: Alexandris

By embracing innovative approaches and new methods of communications, Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program (LPP) gives law school graduates the training they need to be successful, says program director Gina Alexandris. Read more

Summer camp accreditation gives parents peace of mind

Summer camp accreditation offers parents some comfort in the event their child is injured in an accident while attending, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya. Read more

Enforcing child custody orders in non-Hague countries

If a parent takes a child to a country that is not a signatory to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, it could be very difficult for the other parent to bring the youth back to Canada, says Toronto family lawyer Julia Tremain . Read more

Tom Petty estate dispute offers lessons for testators

Celebrities are just like the rest of us when it comes to estate disputes, says Toronto wills and estates lawyer Matthew Urback. Read more

Seek Canadian legal advice before agreeing to foreign divorce

Ontario residents should seek local legal advice before going through with a divorce from a foreign jurisdiction, says Markham family law lawyer Andrew Feldstein . Read more

Lump-sum spousal support following short marriages

Lump-sum spousal support settlements can work for both parties to a divorce following a short-term marriage, says Toronto family lawyer Lisa Gelman. Read more

Waivers don’t always limit legal action: Edwards

Just because someone signs a waiver doesn’t mean they can’t take legal action if they’re injured, says Oakville personal injury lawyer Jill Edwards. Read more

Costs awards could force mega class actions out of Ontario

Ontario’s loser-pays costs regime could endanger the province’s place as the jurisdiction of choice for high-value class actions, says Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret Waddell. Read more

Disclosing prices in bidding wars may hurt homebuyers: Samaroo

An Ontario government proposal to allow realtors to disclose prices of other offers in bidding wars may cost homebuyers more in the long run, says Toronto real estate lawyer Sarita Samaroo. Read more

More bad news than good in auto insurance reform plan

The bad outweighs the good in the provincial government’s new set of auto insurance reforms, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Kevin Marshall. Read more

Beer Store faces tough task to win damages from province

The Beer Store faces an uphill battle to win damages from the province following the cancellation of its beer distribution contract, says Toronto civil litigator Sarah O’Connor. Read more

Changes needed to combat condo cancellations: Mackey

Legislative changes may be needed to stem the recent tide of cancellations of condo building constructions, says Toronto condominium lawyer Megan Mackey . Read more

Associate marketing can ensure long-term success

New associates need to develop a marketing strategy to grow their clientele and attract clients suited to their expertise, says Catherine Moffitt , an associate with legal practice management specialists Cosgrove Associates. Read more