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Monday, June 12, 2017 @ 8:34 AM

Proposed changes to Condominium Act would give owners much needed protection

A recent CBC Toronto investigation has highlighted the need for condo owners and prospective buyers to be aware of who is in control of their condo corporation. ... [read more]

Friday, June 09, 2017 @ 1:30 PM

Gowling WLG signs up for blockchain research initiative

The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) has announced the addition of significant public and private sector support for its groundbreaking blockchain research program. Gowling WLG is among the BRI’s founding private sector members and is the first law firm to get involved. ... [read more]

Friday, June 09, 2017 @ 10:44 AM

Cox & Palmer partner picked to lead defence lawyers group

 Jade Spalding, a partner in Cox & Palmer's Fredericton office, has been selected as president of Canadian Defence Lawyers for 2017-18. ... [read more]

Friday, June 09, 2017 @ 10:40 AM

Fasken Martineau launches portal for American businesses

Fasken Martineau has launched a new website offering the American market a portal to discover insightful tools on timely issues impacting their business in Canada. ... [read more]

Friday, June 09, 2017 @ 9:05 AM

Don’t get the retirement age wrong in personal injury claims Golden eggs

The selection of a retirement age is generally a key assumption in the quantification of personal injury claims. When an employee participates in a defined benefit pension plan, it is often assumed that the most appropriate retirement age is when the employee is eligible for an unreduced pension. An unreduced pension is often described as a full pension, thereby suggesting that a rational employee will choose to retire when they have maximized their pension. However, an “unreduced pension” and a “full pension” are not one and the same. ... [read more]

Friday, June 09, 2017 @ 8:40 AM

Change in values needed as firms shift away from billable hour targets | Julius Melnitzer

The news that global giant Linklaters, the archetypal bastion of lockstep compensation and individual billing targets, is moving away from these cornerstones, is both welcome and depressing news for the profession. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 08, 2017 @ 3:23 PM

Ottawa praised for suspending private right of action in 'complex' anti-spam law Martin Kratz

Corporate law firms and in-house counsel waiting for the private right of action to take effect on July 1 under Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) are breathing easier after the federal government announced it is suspending certain provisions “in response to broad-based concerns raised by businesses, charities and the not-for-profit sector." ... [read more]

Thursday, June 08, 2017 @ 12:39 PM

Dentons partner Haythorne inducted as fellow of construction lawyers group

John Haythorne, a partner in Dentons' Vancouver office, has been inducted as fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 08, 2017 @ 8:40 AM

Walker West Longo adds associate to tax practice

Jamie Walker has joined Walker West Longo LLP's assessment and property tax practice as an associate. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 08, 2017 @ 8:37 AM

Mining royalties: is Quebec so different?

Recently, in Third Eye Capital Corp. v. Dianor Resources Inc. 2016 ONSC 6086, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice rendered a decision that illustrates the importance of carefully drafting and arranging royalty agreements if the intended result is to have the royalty interest “run with” the land — i.e., to be enforceable against third parties, such as new owners, instead of just a contractual right enforceable against the grantor personally. ... [read more]