Lerners LLP

In matters of the law, nothing matters more than the firm and people you choose to represent your interests.

By choosing Lerners, you will have a team of fearless advocates and tireless lawyers. Theirs is a history of more than 85 years of successful client service and representation and today Lerners is more than 120 exceptionally skilled lawyers with abundant experience.

In short, they share an uncompromising commitment to serving your interests and ensuring a successful outcome. Perhaps it's why they are one of the most consistently recommended and selected law firms in Ontario.

Lerners LLP In The News
When can children decide which parent to live with?

By Jordan McKie As a family law lawyer, I am frequently asked this question. The short answer is that children can make their own decisions about where they will reside once ... Read more

Mediating disputes - A family law perspective

By Carolyn Lloyd What happens when a Canadian family law lawyer from Lerners LLP goes to the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School to learn more about mediation? ... Read more

Discrimination in hiring practices based on citizenship

By Kimberly Cura With Canada’s growing influx of international students in recent years, employers must be careful not to implement hiring practices that may be ... Read more

Court of Appeal judgment strengthens polluter pay principal in environmental litigation

By Jacob Damstra The Court of Appeal for Ontario released a decision this year, in Huang v. Fraser Hillary’s Limited , 2018 ONCA 527 , with important developments and ... Read more

Can I use recreational cannabis in the workplace?

By Jacob Damstra and George Hamzos With the legalization of recreational cannabis set for October 17, 2018, many employers will be concerned with how this will impact their ... Read more

Does an employee have a duty to disclose medical cannabis use to an employer?

By   George Hamzo  and Jacob Damstra Medical cannabis users may find themselves wondering if they are required to disclose their medical cannabis use to their ... Read more

Will your workplace be up in smoke?

By Joe Masterson Most probably not. Still, it will be legal for Canadians to consume recreational marijuana on October 17th, 2018. What does this mean for employers? Just ... Read more

Restrictive covenants: When will non-competes and non-solicits in employment agreements be enforceable?

By Jane Scholes Many employment contracts include an agreement that, for some period of time following their employment, the employee will not work for a competitor or ... Read more

Expert advice series: Expert bias. How trial courts are applying the White Burgess analysis

By Jennifer Hunter In 2015 in White Burgess Langille Inman v Abbott and Halibuton Co. , 2015 SCC 23 the Supreme Court of Canada released a comprehensive decision on expert ... Read more

Security for costs in employment cases

A motion for security for costs has potential to cause trouble for an employee, and can offer many benefits to a defendant, in the right circumstances. It can result in the ... Read more

Expert advice series: The futility of critique reports by expert witnesses

by Jennifer Hunter While expert witnesses are traditionally retained to provide their opinion on an issue in a case, parties sometimes retain experts for a more tactical ... Read more

Family law arbitration

WHAT IS FAMILY LAW ARBITRATION? Arbitration is an out-of-court process that falls under the category of “Alternative/Appropriate Dispute Resolution”. It is the ... Read more

Expert advice series: “No property in a witness”. How our Courts are applying this principle to expert witnesses

By  Jennifer Hunter The longstanding principle that “there is no property in a witness” allows any party in an action to interview the same witness and to ... Read more

An introduction to employment law in Ontario

By George Hamzo What is Employment Law? Employment law refers to the rules that govern relations between employers and employees. The term “employment law” is ... Read more

Congratulations Kirk Boggs

Lerners is proud to announce that Kirk Boggs has been selected as this year’s recipient of the OBA Award for Excellence in Insurance Law. This award recognizes outstanding ... Read more

The Occupiers' Liability Act takes a bite out of the Consumer Protection Act, 2002

Operators of ski hills, and other land owners, can breathe a little easier. In Schnarr v. Blue Mountain Resorts Ltd ., 1 the Court of Appeal confirmed the right to contract out ... Read more

Court of Appeal holds that waivers are enforceable

By Nadia Marotta In 2017, two Superior Court judges held that certain provisions of the Consumer Protection Act , 2002 precluded an occupier from relying on a waiver in the ... Read more

No friend to the court: public interest intervention denied where nothing new to say

By Jacob Damstra Last year, I published a case commentary on Huang v. Fraser Hillary’s Limited , 2017 ONSC 1500 regarding how s.99(2) of Ontario’s ... Read more

Expert advice series: consultation and collaboration between counsel and expert witnesses. Where to draw the line.

by Jennifer Hunter In 2015, the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed in Moore v Getahun that it is appropriate and essential for counsel to consult and collaborate with expert ... Read more

Expert advice series: “Ghost Writing” in expert reports. Who prepared your expert’s report?

by Jennifer Hunter While retaining experts is commonplace in civil litigation, counsel are not always aware of who the expert has worked with, behind the scenes, to compile ... Read more

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