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Monday, November 04, 2019 @ 2:11 PM

Wills and estates firm Robinsons Law adds two associates

Robinsons Law announced that Hilary Van de Kamer and Arianne Sawh have joined the Toronto firm as associates. ... [read more]

Monday, November 04, 2019 @ 2:09 PM

Lavery adds new partner

Lavery Avocats announced the arrival of Selena Lu as a partner in the firm. ... [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]

Monday, November 04, 2019 @ 12:06 PM

Interveners in SCC Uber appeal offer minimal intervention solutions | Barry Leon

On Nov. 6 when the Supreme Court of Canada hears the appeal in Uber v. Heller 2019 ONCA 1, some 18 interveners will be on hand to assist the court. ... [read more]

Monday, November 04, 2019 @ 9:47 AM

OBA focuses on education during Make A Will Month

A 2018 poll conducted by the Angus Reid Institute showed that a majority of Canadians don’t have a will. In Ontario, only 46 per cent of people have a last will and testament in place. Only 35 per cent say they have one that is up to date. ... [read more]

Friday, November 01, 2019 @ 3:11 PM

Fogler, Rubinoff brings on 6 associates

The Toronto-based full service firm Fogler, Rubinoff is welcoming six new associates to its ranks. ... [read more]

Friday, November 01, 2019 @ 3:05 PM

What U.K. employers should know about Canadian human rights employment law Britishflag

The final part of this four-part series explores Canadian human rights legislation in relation to employment law. Canadian employers are prohibited by law from dismissing an employee on discriminatory grounds and engaging in discriminatory practices generally.  ... [read more]

Friday, November 01, 2019 @ 6:21 AM

FRAUDULENT CONVEYANCES - Conveyances that are void

Appeal by the Monitor from a decision dismissing the Monitor’s motion for an order disallowing a claim filed by Speedy Electrical. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 1:35 PM

Increasing access to justice through lawyer education | Pamela Cross

As I mentioned in my remarks when I received the Guthrie Award recently, there has been little attention paid to ensuring that lawyers — particularly family law lawyers — are educated about the issue of family violence. This creates a significant barrier to access to justice for families where violence has been a factor. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 12:39 PM

Transactional common interest privilege: Not over till it’s over gears_transaction_sm

The chatter on Toronto’s Bay Street is that transactional common interest privilege is settled law in Canada and that its recent near-death experience was put to bed by the Federal Court of Appeal in Iggillis Holdings Inc. v. Canada (National Revenue) 2018 FCA 51. Nothing could be further from the truth. While the decision accepts that transactional common interest privilege is a recognized privilege in some jurisdictions, it fails to address a number of important issues identified by the Federal Court that call into question its very existence. ... [read more]