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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 3:17 PM

Estate planning for millennials: The importance of family law considerations Millennials_group_sm.jpg

In my July 2018 article Estate planning for millennials: No time like the present, I discussed the importance of millennials and estate planning and the unintended consequences that can result from failing to have proper planning in place. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 11:11 AM

Multijurisdictional and separate situs estate planning: The details global_houses_sm

Owning property in another jurisdiction often means more complexity, and those who do should have a co-ordinated and comprehensive estate plan to deal with their multijurisdictional lives in order to avoid often hidden pitfalls. ... [read more]

Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 10:40 AM

Statutory interpretation life and death issue in assistance in dying law docatdeathbed.jpg

In law we often use phrases that, we hope, strike a balance between offering both guidance and flexibility. I imagine the conversations legislative drafters must have as they debate the interpretation of specific words, dancing the line between detailed legislation and constitutional infringement. ... [read more]

Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 8:43 AM

EXECUTORS AND ADMINISTRATORS - Actions by

Application by the administrator of Johnson’s estate for directions on the payment of legal fees following the settlement of the estate’s fatal accidents claim. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 14, 2019 @ 8:34 AM

Multijurisdictional and separate situs estate planning: Wills global_houses_sm

Our clients are increasingly mobile and often have connections to multiple jurisdictions. ... [read more]

Friday, February 08, 2019 @ 9:19 AM

Alive and well: Construction Lien Act deemed trust after bankruptcy broken_dollar_sm

A five-judge panel of the Court of Appeal for Ontario has upset long-standing conventional wisdom among bankruptcy and insolvency practitioners in Ontario about the fate of provincially created statutory trusts in bankruptcy. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 07, 2019 @ 12:37 PM

Aird & Berlis names three new partners

Aird & Berlis LLP announced that Meghan Cowan, Marni Pernica and Vedran Simkic have become partners of the firm. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 07, 2019 @ 12:35 PM

Blaney McMurtry promotes four associates to partner

Blaney McMurtry LLP announced that four associates have become partners of the firm. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 07, 2019 @ 9:51 AM

Chief Justice Wagner improves public communication, brings new ideas, change to top court, CJC and NJI TLD Exclusive

Richard Wagner, Canada’s reform-minded top judge, has already overseen changes at the three major legal institutions he leads — the Supreme Court of Canada, the Canadian Judicial Council (CJC), and the National Judicial Institute (NJI) — and there are more changes to come, he advises in a wide-ranging exclusive interview. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 05, 2019 @ 8:33 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Electronic discovery and production - Cost allocation

Motion by the plaintiff HL Medjuck for an order appointing a referee to determine the privileged status of the contents of hard drives in the defendants' possession. ... [read more]