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Wednesday, January 08, 2020 @ 9:13 AM

Norton Rose promotes 14 lawyers in Canada to partner

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright announced the promotion of 14 lawyers in Canada (53 worldwide) to partner, effective Jan. 1, 2020. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 07, 2020 @ 2:12 PM

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There was a grim news report out of Switzerland last year about a scandal involving a major bank. The Credit Suisse bank was spying on one of its executives. The fallout from this included the firing of the bank’s chief operating officer. It may have contributed to the suicide of another individual who was involved. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 07, 2020 @ 12:22 PM

Bill C-97 will complicate insolvency in 2020 insolvency_law_sm

Late last year saw some subtle but potentially significant changes to insolvency law. In Bill C-97, Parliament introduced significant changes to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA) and the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA). The changes are in force effective Nov. 1, 2019. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 07, 2020 @ 11:37 AM

Six promoted to partner at Stewart McKelvey

Stewart McKelvey announced that six lawyers have been admitted as partners, effective Jan. 1, 2020: ... [read more]

Monday, January 06, 2020 @ 2:42 PM

Multiple masters: A modern lawyer’s dilemma | Gary Joseph

The website for the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) states that it exists to govern the legal profession in the public interest. LSO governs its members through the Rules of Professional Conduct (the Rules). Professional standards for lawyers are governed by these regulatory codes but also by legal standards determined and imposed by the courts and by statute. The distinction between regulatory and court-imposed standards are often theoretical but at times not. The most recent example of where these standards may conflict can be found in the now resolved dispute between lawyer Joseph Groia and the LSO. ... [read more]

Monday, January 06, 2020 @ 10:28 AM

SCC to decide extent of employers’ duty of trust, good faith in incentive plans Businessmenatdesk

It is rare for an employment law case to come before the highest court in Canada. One of 2019’s most significant developments was the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to consider an employee’s appeal of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal’s decision in Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd. v. Matthews 2018 NSCA 44. Arguments in this case were heard on Oct. 8, 2019. The court’s decision, expected to be released in 2020, will likely have a profound impact on the relationship between employers and employees in Canada. ... [read more]

Friday, January 03, 2020 @ 8:26 AM

‘Visas’ and ‘status’: The difference and why it matters visa_american_sm

Canadians enter the U.S. as visitors without any formal documentation, other than Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative-compliant identification documentation (such as a passport or other approved secure document). Unlike the rest of the world, they are visa exempt. Some citizens of certain other countries have their visa requirements waived, but only Canadians are visa exempt. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 02, 2020 @ 11:54 AM

McInnes Cooper adds four new partners

McInnes Cooper announced that the following four lawyers have been admitted to the partnership, effective Jan. 1, 2020.  ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 @ 9:58 AM

Crown held to standard of ‘reasonableness, not perfection’ in establishing delay exception, court rules

The Ontario Court of Appeal has ordered charges against gold mine managers and a superintendent proceed to trial after the death of a millwright resulted in a lengthy and complex case. Although the trial surpassed the 18-month ceiling established in Jordan, the court determined that the trial met the “particularly complex case” exception. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 @ 8:22 AM

New associate for Roper Greyell

Roper Greyell announced that Rebecca Klass has joined the Vancouver firm as an associate. ... [read more]