Divorcing a narcissist? Don’t stoop to their level: Townsend

Divorcing a narcissist comes with unique challenges that can be overcome with patience and preparation, says Toronto family lawyer and divorce recovery coach Leanne Townsend. Read more

GTD Scientific predicts human injury in any environment

In GTD Scientific, principal Geoffrey Desmoulin has found a way to combine his twin passions for the human body and mechanical engineering, creating a firm that has become an internationally renowned leader in the field of complex injury analysis. Read more

Cyberattacks a health-care lesson in hyper-vigilance

Recent ransomware attacks on three Ontario hospitals is a cautionary tale that should have the province’s health-care providers and boards taking notice, says Toronto health lawyer Mary Jane Dykeman. Read more

Choose the right expert in a personal injury accident: Haté

People injured in an accident must quickly retain legal counsel to guide them through the proper steps and ensure they receive the compensation they are entitled to, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Rohan Haté. Read more

Legalization neutralizes pot complaints in custody disputes

Legalization has largely neutralized the issue of cannabis use in family law cases, says Pickering family lawyer Angela Princewill. Read more

Private court reporters offer peace of mind at trial

Private-sector court reporters can offer assurances of an accurate transcript of events at trial, says Kim Neeson, founder and principal of Neesons, a Veritext Company. Read more

Fraud frequently perpetrated by corporate insiders: Gaytan

Complex economic crimes carried out by insiders are a growing concern for many global businesses — but when fraud has been identified, it is crucial for counsel to act quickly and connect with their counterparts in other jurisdictions, says Toronto commercial litigator Christopher Gaytan. Read more

Ruling demonstrates progress in court's view of casual sex

A recent case where a man was found guilty of sexual assault after he agreed to wear a condom but proceeded to have unprotected sex with his partner shows that the courts are more open to the fact that people can set limits when participating in casual sex, says Toronto civil litigator Sarah O’Connor. Read more

Ontario considers registry for private mortgage lenders

While Ontario contemplates a registry for private mortgage lenders, Toronto real estate lawyer Matthias Duensing tells The Lawyer’s Daily that he’s not sure lawyers are entirely clear about how it will work. Read more

Patent Seekers opens first North American office in Toronto

Keeping a close watch on the competitive landscape is critical when it comes to patent protection and development, says Dean Parry, technical director and co-founder of Patent Seekers Research Inc. Read more

OCL can help settle custody disputes: Simpson

Ontario’s Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL) can have a decisive impact on custody and access matters, says Toronto family lawyer Erin Simpson. Read more

Six steps to selecting an employment mediator

Choosing the right mediator is a vital first step in settling your case, so it’s essential to make an informed decision, says Toronto employment mediator and arbitrator Barry B. Fisher. Read more

McLeish alerts public to danger of ethanol-fueled devices

Ontario personal injury lawyer John McLeish tells CBC’s The National that his firm is handling seven instances where people were either severely injured or killed due to dangerous ethanol-fueled firepots and portable fireplaces. Read more

Digital estate plan can save loved ones added grief, expense

Failing to account for monetary and personal digital assets in your will could have devastating consequences for your surviving family members, Toronto trusts and estates lawyer Suzana Popovic-Montag tells Maclean’s magazine. Read more

Losing licence for cleaning wife’s teeth ‘highly problematic’

The case of a dental hygienist who was in a technical breach of “sexual abuse” provisions and lost his licence after treating his wife highlights the absurdity of a provincial law, says Vaughan labour and employment lawyer Arthur Zeilikman, who also provides representation to licensed employees facing professional discipline. Read more

Creating a will crucial for parents of child with disability

Many people avoid making a will not solely due to procrastination but from a morbid aversion that, in doing so, there’s a sense they’re one step closer to acknowledging their own mortality, says Ottawa estate planning and disabilities lawyer Kenneth Pope. Read more

Bad behaviour carries costs risk in family litigation

Bad behaviour in court proceedings can come back to bite litigants, says Toronto family lawyer Usman Sadiq, who has had to battle on behalf of his clients against the poor conduct of their spouses. Read more

Think carefully before posting to firm’s social media accounts

Twitter and other social media accounts can be useful marketing and engagement tools for lawyers — but it is important to remain mindful that everything you are posting is a reflection of your firm, says Toronto business lawyer Inga Andriessen. Read more

When lawyers should get a financial adviser

Any time is a good time to get a financial adviser, says Dawn Marchand, vice-president of marketing and direct distribution for CBIA/Lawyers Financial. Read more

Home insurance a wise investment in the face of a lawsuit

Homeowners without insurance are taking a risk as there is always a chance someone will get hurt on their property, says Barrie civil litigator Scott Hawryliw, who often represents people in that precarious situation. Read more