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Top 5 tips for finding the right court reporter

Not all court reporters are created equal, says Veritext-Canada principal Kim Neeson. Read more

Proposed tax changes to ESOs could affect child support

If you pay child support in Ontario, proposed changes to the tax treatment of employee stock options (ESOs) could affect you, Markham family law lawyer Andrew Feldstein writes in The Lawyer’s Daily. Read more

OCA cost decision a boon to a duly funded legal aid system

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) received some timely relief when the province’s appeal court overturned a potentially crippling cost decision against it, says Toronto family lawyer Gary Joseph. Read more

Case offers ‘good news’ for franchisor’s voluntary disclosure

Despite the common practice of Ontario franchisors providing voluntary disclosure to prospective franchisees, caution is required to ensure they are not unwittingly triggering the Arthur Wishart Act (AWA), says Toronto franchise lawyer Joseph Adler. Read more

Regular review of your will is important: Allinotte

Regularly reviewing your will is a vital part of estate planning, especially for those in their golden years beginning new romantic relationships, says Cornwall wills and estates lawyer Michele Allinotte. Read more

How do CPP-D benefits impact LTD claimants?

For individuals who are unable to work due to a disability, there are several reasons to apply for Canada Pension Plan-Disability (CPP-D) benefits, even if it may impact the benefit they receive from a private insurer, says Oakville personal injury lawyer Jill Edwards. Read more

Supreme Court reminds police of arbitrary detention rules

A recent court decision should remind police that they cannot just walk onto someone’s property and demand to see identification or randomly detain someone they believe is involved in illegal activity, says Toronto criminal lawyer Melody Izadi. Read more

Discussing future of cottage can alleviate family disputes

While summer is the perfect time to relax at the cottage, it may also be the ideal opportunity for families to start considering what will happen with that property once the parents who own it pass away, says Toronto wills and estates lawyer Mary Wahbi. Read more

SCC dissenting voices speak volumes in sexual assault case

It’s significant that the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) found a trial judge erred in not allowing a line of questioning surrounding the pregnancy of the complainant in a sexual assault case, says Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger. Read more

Seek legal advice with addictions in the workplace: Irwin

Employers need legal guidance when dealing with addictions in the workplace as case law is continually developing in this area, says Toronto employment lawyer Mackenzie Irwin. Read more

Government has power to walk away from long-term contracts

Businesses signing long-term contracts with governments do so at their own peril, says Toronto civil litigator Patricia Virc. Read more

Determining income loss in personal injury cases a complex task

The rise of the gig economy is changing how courts determine awards for future earning capacity in injury cases, says Oakville personal injury lawyer Weston Pollard. Read more

Grauer finds 'perfect fit' at DDO Health Law

The next chapter of Toronto health and corporate lawyer Shanon Grauer’s career promises to be the most fulfilling yet. Read more

Unreasonableness amid divorce can be costly

High-conflict litigants risk high-value costs awards if they’re defeated in court, says Markham family law lawyer Andrew Feldstein. Read more

Changes to auto insurance a good start: Hoffman

The Ontario government’s plan to modernize and streamline the auto insurance industry is a good start, but more needs to be done, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Jennifer Hoffman. Read more

Quality court reporting assured across Canada

Cross-Canada consistency is one of the major benefits for customers of Royal Reporting and A.C.E. Reporting, following their recent acquisition by Veritext Legal Solutions, says Veritext-Canada principal Kim Neeson. Read more

Poor surgical outcomes don’t always signal malpractice

Bad surgical outcomes are not enough on their own to justify a medical malpractice claim, says Toronto orthopedic spine and trauma surgeon  Dr. Michael Ford. Read more

Vicarious liability in sexual abuse cases lagging in Canada?

While the doctrine of vicarious liability is one of the more powerful legal tools to deter and prevent sexual misconduct because it targets employers and organizations, Canada is arguably falling behind other jurisdictions in its application, says Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace. Read more

Vital to be honest with financial records in separation: Paul

The process of separation can be difficult and emotionally charged, but it’s always important to remain open when it comes to disclosure of financial records, says Oakville mediator and arbitrator Cathryn Paul. Read more

Stakeholders brainstorm ways to improve family justice

Ontario family lawyers, industry experts and representatives from the provincial government met recently to discuss options for making the family justice system more cost-efficient and responsive to the needs of people, says Toronto family lawyer Brahm Siegel. Read more