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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

Expertise should not trump skill in mediator selection

When trying to find the right person for the job, mediation skills are much more important than subject-matter expertise, says Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin. Read more

See a lawyer before signing termination agreement: MacLeod

It’s important to get legal advice before accepting a termination package to ensure you are getting the best possible deal, says Toronto employment lawyer Doug MacLeod. Read more

MKD’s experienced staff keeps watchful eye during strikes

MKD International Inc. can help ensure fair play by all parties during strikes and labour disruption, says founding partner and managing director, Jim Downs. Read more

Duty to accommodate predicated on disability

It's a growing trend in Ontario for condo residents to try to circumvent pet bans by claiming their dog is an emotional support animal, but there are many misunderstandings around the legalities of the issue, says Toronto condominium lawyer Warren Kleiner. Read more

Track data for bias on youths steered clear of court

Police should be required to compile data on youths who are suspected of committing violent crimes but are diverted from the courts, says Toronto criminal lawyer John Fennel. Read more

Donovan’s grand opening celebrates client, community relationships

Seven months after Fredericton family lawyer and mediator Jennifer Donovan opened her boutique family law firm, she says there’s much to celebrate, so she’s planning an official opening. Read more

Cyberbullying battle needs unified effort: Burrison

The fight against cyberbullying takes a concerted effort from individuals, internet stakeholders and governments, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Alison Burrison. Read more

Be cautious when red flags show up in acquisition process

While profitability and a healthy balance sheet are often top of mind for companies looking at potential acquisition targets, they should also be on the lookout for possible warning signs during the due diligence process, says Toronto corporate lawyer Sammy Redlick. Read more