Collaborative divorce enables couples to tailor settlements

If a couple opts to have a collaborative divorce, and then things go off the rails, there is still a good chance the process can get back on course, says Toronto family lawyer Barbara Kristanic . Read more

Cost to be paid for courtroom antics: Cormier

If a court case is unnecessarily extended due to the behaviour of one party, that side could very well end up paying a disproportionate share of the costs after the verdict is rendered, says Toronto trial and appellate lawyer Joel Cormier . Read more

Caryma Sa'd's media roundup

Toronto landlord/tenant and criminal lawyer Caryma Sa’d is frequently called upon by the media as a trusted source for their news stories, particularly for her focus on legal issues involving cannabis and in cases of harassment. Read more

Catastrophic benefit increase favourable to accident victims

News that the province plans to restore the default benefit limit for catastrophic injuries to $2 million is a “step in the right direction,” but it is still not adequate in many cases, says Toronto critical injury lawyer Dale Orlando. Read more

Life insurance a helpful business tool when used properly

Life insurance can be an effective business tool for co-owners of businesses, but it has to be structured appropriately, says Edmonton corporate lawyer Kirk Goodman. Read more

Legal Aid cuts in Ontario ‘a devastating affront to justice’

Budget cuts to Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) are an attack on the access to justice movement , Toronto criminal lawyer Jessica Zita tells The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Permanent Global Talent Stream cements Canadian tech sector advantage

Making the Global Talent Stream permanent establishes Canada’s advantage over the U.S. when it comes to attracting in-demand tech-sector workers, says Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal. Read more

Health professionals must address clients recording of discussions

Health professionals need to have clear guidelines about whether clients can record their discussions, with those either posted in the waiting room or discussed at the beginning of the appointment, says Toronto health lawyer Lonny Rosen. Read more

Divorced or married, naming your child’s guardian is important

In the final instalment of a two-part series, Cornwall wills and estates lawyer Michele Allinotte discusses guardianship obstacles and options for divorced couples. Read more

Estate administration and blended families

In the first instalment of three-part series on family law issues in the context of estate administration , Toronto wills and estates lawyer Lisa Laredo focuses on blended families and dependant support claims. Read more

Liability in slip and falls on private, public properties

Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth’s successful result in a recent case shows that property owners must provide effective signage in order to be found not liable in slip and falls that result in injuries. Read more

Pot pardon legislation doesn’t ‘go far enough,’ says Dostaler

Impeding legislation which would grant free pardons for Canadians convicted of simple marijuana possession is a “great start” but could be better, says Ottawa criminal lawyer Céline Dostaler. Read more

Identification evidence is all about reliability: Neuberger

Juries must be very careful when assessing the reliability of eyewitness evidence, as there is a very good chance it is incorrect, says Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger. Read more

Having a positive impact on client’s life ‘most rewarding’

His passion for defending the rights of others stems from a law course he took in high school, says Toronto criminal lawyer Mitchell Huberman. Read more

Remaining franchise term plays role in injunction cases

In determining whether to grant an injunction involving the termination of a franchise agreement, the courts will look at the length of the term remaining and whether any claims of damages can be quantified, says Toronto franchise lawyer Idan Erez. Read more

Business Corporations Act changes aim to provide transparency

Privately owned firms governed by the Canada Business Corporations Act will now have to register the names of those who have significant control of their companies, says Toronto corporate lawyer Marlin Horst. Read more

School boards need to address growing bullying issue: Singer

Toronto personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer says his growing file of lawsuits against school boards is proof that not enough is being done to address racism and bullying. Read more

Time to tax digital streaming services: Fisher

The federal government is missing out on a lucrative revenue source by failing to tax over-the-top (OTT) media services, says Toronto intellectual property lawyer Kevin Fisher. Read more

Key for evaluative mediator to know subject matter

In the third instalment of a series on the benefits of estate mediation , Toronto trust and estate litigator and mediator Felice Kirsh discusses how to select a suitable mediator. Read more

Expert blocking adding to cost, delay in justice system: Ford

Parties to personal injury litigation should be barred from burying unfavourable expert reports, says Toronto orthopaedic spine and trauma surgeon Dr. Michael Ford . Read more