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Thursday, January 09, 2020 @ 8:58 AM

Bennett Jones adds two Toronto partners

Bennett Jones LLP announced that John Teolis and Suzana Lobo have joined the firm as partners in Toronto. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 19, 2019 @ 2:37 PM - Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2019 @ 11:06 AM

SCC rewrites standard of review framework for administrative law in landmark trilogy Aubin Calvert

In a bid to enhance clarity, predictability and access to justice in a muddled area of law that impacts many Canadians, seven of nine judges of the Supreme Court of Canada have collaborated to devise a new standard of review framework which emphasizes that courts should presumptively exercise deference when overseeing administrative decision makers, while also retaining “limited” scope for correctness review. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 19, 2019 @ 8:43 AM

Financial regulator reveals updated rules on liquidity for banks, trust companies Cristie Ford, UBC School of Law

The body that regulates financial institutions in Canada has issued updated rules aimed at ensuring banks and trust companies have a plan in place to raise enough cash to meet their commitments and reduce losses in the face of market pressures. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 @ 8:33 AM

Law societies adopting rules to fight money-laundering clients Leah_Kosokowsky_sm

The new year will bring new rules for Manitoba’s lawyers and many of their peers across the country when it comes to safeguarding themselves against being unwittingly used in money laundering schemes. ... [read more]

Monday, December 16, 2019 @ 8:54 AM

New partner, two new associates for Lerners

Lerners LLP announced that Anna Matas has been made partner and associates Émilie-Anne Puckering and Mark Evans have joined the firm. ... [read more]

Friday, December 13, 2019 @ 8:45 AM

Bennett Jones adds associates in Calgary, Toronto

Bennett Jones LLP announced that associates Steven Bodi and David Bushuev have joined the firm. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 @ 9:17 AM

New financing and insolvency associate for Torys

Torys announced that Mihai Tomos has joined its Calgary office as an associate. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 05, 2019 @ 11:10 AM

Serving legal papers via social media Thumbsupicon.ca

As many lawyers know, locating and personally serving a defendant with a statement of claim can at times be an onerous process and it can especially be troubling if you are having difficulties locating the defendant. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 @ 2:07 PM

Quebec, Ottawa applaud Justice Kasirer, province’s new role in nominating Quebec SCC judges Chief Justice of Quebec Nicole Duval Hesler with Supreme Court of Canada Justice Nicholas Kasirer

The Supreme Court of Canada saw a rare display of federal-provincial unanimity Nov. 4 as the attorneys general of Canada and Quebec jointly hailed the top court’s newest judge and the province’s beefed-up role in the reformed process that culminated in Justice Nicholas Kasirer’s nomination. “The nomination of Justice Kasirer to the court is historic,” Attorney General of Canada David Lametti said of the new process during the welcoming ceremony in the Supreme Court’s courtroom which was packed with Justice Kasirer’s family and friends, along with many legal lights from the bar and bench in Quebec and across Canada. ... [read more]

Monday, November 04, 2019 @ 12:48 PM

McLachlin on A2J, climate change, sexual assault, AI, pro bono, lawyers’ ‘vital’ role Beverley McLachlin

The Charter may offer an avenue for combating climate change, former Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin says as climate litigation ramps up here and in the rest of the world. “I think the main obligation, constitutionally, for tackling this major problem rests with the federal government and the provinces — but courts are part of the picture because the [Charter s. 7] right to life, liberty and security of the person is something that all of us are entitled to, and climate change may tie into that,” Canada’s former top judge suggested in a wide-ranging LexisNexis Canada webinar on access to justice Oct. 10. ... [read more]