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Thursday, December 07, 2017 @ 9:48 AM

Courts must respect confidential nature of arbitration when third parties involved

The confidentiality provisions of an arbitration agreement often come into conflict with the open court principle. In a context where the Canadian courts are overburdened with Jordan applications, arbitration is to be encouraged by the courts. If confidentiality cannot be safeguarded, it will stifle arbitration. ... [read more]

Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 3:12 PM

Alberta offers alternative justice grants

Organizations in Alberta that assist offenders repair the harm they've caused victims and communities are now eligible to receive grants from the provincial government. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 1:53 PM

Commercial litigator Tardif new partner in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office

Commercial litigator Anne Tardif has joined Gowling WLG as a partner in its Ottawa office. ... [read more]

Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 11:33 AM

DLA Piper partner earns CBA wellness award

Dana Schindelka of DLA Piper (Canada) LLP has received the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) wellness forum award of excellence. ... [read more]

Friday, November 03, 2017 @ 8:37 AM

Ontario’s Commercial Mediation Act, 2010: Too important to ignore, too ineffective to keep

Six years ago, I enthusiastically blogged about the first anniversary of Ontario’s Commercial Mediation Act, 2010 (CMA), which I called “The Most Important Legislation You’ve Never Heard About.” I naively hoped the situation would soon change. Sadly, I am willing to bet that many readers of this article have still never heard of the CMA. Yet it is vital and powerful legislation. However, ignorance of the CMA may be due, in part, to its limited scope — and even its name. That’s a shame, as it represents a lost opportunity and it may, therefore, be time to reform, or replace, the CMA. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 @ 11:27 AM

New Vancouver associate at Dentons

Dentons has a new associate in its Vancouver-based construction, infrastructure, litigation and dispute resolution group. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 12:57 PM

Fasken Martineau adds Montreal-based counsel

Jean H. Gagnon is the latest member of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP's litigation and dispute resolution practice. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 07, 2017 @ 12:46 PM

Litigator Lefebvre joins Langlois

Langois lawyers has added a new partner to its roster. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 @ 11:53 AM

Rudner opens new employment law firm

Lawyer and author Stuart Rudner has opened a new firm. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 2:59 PM

Richter new partner with Torys in Montreal

Christopher Richter has joined Torys as a partner in the firm's Montreal office. ... [read more]