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Thursday, May 04, 2017 @ 12:32 PM

Richardson joins Cassels Brock as tax partner

Cassels Brock announces the arrival of Doug Richardson as partner in the taxation group, based in the firm’s Calgary office. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 04, 2017 @ 10:53 AM

CBA announces incoming board of directors René Basque

The Canadian Bar Association announced its incoming board of directors this week, with Kerry Simmons of Victoria, B.C., as incoming president. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 04, 2017 @ 8:42 AM

Patients First Act becomes law in Ontario

On Dec. 8, 2016, the Patients First Act (Patients First) received royal assent. Patients First could pave the way for unprecedented intervention in the governance of health service providers (HSPs). ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 @ 8:48 AM

How Trump’s 'Buy American, Hire American' impacts cross-border companies

The presidential executive order on “Buy American and Hire American” immediately impacts Canada-U.S. trade potentially more than any action or tweet issued by U.S. President Donald Trump during the first 100 days of his administration. Contrary to various media reports, the executive order is more than just an internal study of government procurement policies (“Buy American”), or limited to highly skilled foreign workers (“Hire American”). ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 @ 10:34 AM

Osler hosts IP seminar for emerging companies

Join Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP partner Nathaniel Lipkus for a lunch and learn seminar on intellectual property from noon to 1 p.m. on May 15 in Toronto. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 @ 10:33 AM

Dentons adds Amsterdam associate

Dentons Boekel has strengthened its public procurement and competition and antitrust practices with the recruitment of Bram Braat as an associate partner. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

Laval's Roy-Petitclerc, UNB's Maillet win BLG Awards as university athletes of year

Arielle Roy-Petitclerc, a soccer player from the Laval Rouge et Or, and Philippe Maillet, a hockey player from the UNB Varsity Reds, are the BLG Award winners as U SPORTS Female and Male Athletes of the Year for the 2016-17 season. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 @ 7:11 AM

Contingency fees ensure access to justice

Contingency fees, where lawyers charge a percentage of the damages recovered, are synonymous with access to justice. This fact has been repeated by numerous Courts at all levels. So why are contingency fees recently under attack on numerous fronts, and why would anyone want to restrict access to justice? ... [read more]

Monday, May 01, 2017 @ 1:01 PM

Compensation season: Never too early to prepare for next year | Warren Bongard

I've been recruiting lawyers for over 20 years. What occurs every year, never ceases to amaze. My phone rings regularly (believe me, I am not complaining), asking for comparable data for partner compensation. ... [read more]

Monday, May 01, 2017 @ 9:20 AM

McInnes Cooper partner elected to N.S. law society's board

Brian Awad, a partner with McInnes Cooper in Halifax, has been elected as a member of the governing council of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. ... [read more]