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Thursday, October 04, 2018 @ 9:33 AM

Arbitrator can ignore evidence when deciding an award weigh_evidence_sm

Parties to an arbitration often believe that the failure by an arbitral tribunal to address evidence or take evidence into account amounts to a serious irregularity, allowing a court to set the award aside. The short answer to the question is that a failure to address evidence or take evidence into account in an award will almost never amount to a serious irregularity. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 02, 2018 @ 1:39 PM

Four judges appointed to Ontario Superior Court

The Department of Justice on Oct. 1 announced the appointment of four judges for the province of Ontario. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 @ 12:46 PM

Risks of intimate partner homicide to lawyers, mediators, clients and families businessmanmurder_sm.jpg

It is a fact that many more women die by the hand of their intimate partner than by any other means. There were 18 women killed and two men killed in Canada from January to April 2018 by their intimate partners, making a mockery of the words “I love you” and “to love, honour and cherish.” ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 @ 2:41 PM

Miller Thomson adds staff in Toronto, Vaughan

Miller Thomson LLP has added three new faces to its Toronto office, including a partner and two associates, and one new associate for its office in Vaughan, Ont. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 16, 2018 @ 2:13 PM

DLA Piper adds associate to Toronto office

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP welcomes Ashley Boyes to the firm’s Toronto office as an associate in the litigation, arbitration and investigations group. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 @ 3:18 PM

Solhi joins BLG tax group as partner in Toronto office

Bobby Solhi is the latest partner to join Borden Ladner Gervais’ (BLG) tax group. He will practise out of BLG’s Toronto office. ... [read more]

Friday, August 10, 2018 @ 2:53 PM

Bennett Jones partner named as fellow of international trial lawyers group

Bennett Jones LLP partner Munaf Mohamed was recently inducted as a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) at the academy’s mid-year meeting in Colorado Springs, Colo. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 02, 2018 @ 1:41 PM

Dentons adds 10 lawyers from Toronto boutique firm McLean & Kerr

Dentons has welcomed a team of 10 new colleagues from McLean & Kerr LLP, a boutique law firm widely respected in the Toronto market for its commercial real estate and litigation practices. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 @ 11:13 AM

Former Chief Justice McLachlin joins Arbitration Place

Beverley McLachlin, former chief justice of Canada, has joined Arbitration Place and will work as an arbitrator and mediator in Canada and internationally. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 12, 2018 @ 11:17 AM

Alberta court seeking input on proposed pilot project to speed up civil trials

Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench has proposed a pilot project to promote resolution and reduce lead times in civil trials in Edmonton and Calgary, and it is encouraging feedback from the bar and the public on the proposals. The court is proposing to revoke the suspension of Rules 8.4(3)(a) and 8.5(1)(a) of the Alberta Rules of Court, which require parties who request a trial date to participate in a dispute resolution process and a judge be satisfied that the parties have participated in a process, respectively. ... [read more]