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Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 06:30 PM

Dentons Canada turns to business professional for CEO

Dentons Canada LLP has gone outside the legal profession for its new chief executive officer, announcing on June 26 that Beth Wilson, former managing partner at KPMG for the Greater Toronto Area, will take on the role effective July 1. ... [read more]

Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 03:45 PM

Gowling expands west coast real estate practice

A team of six experienced legal professionals from Lando & Company LLP will be joining the Vancouver office of Gowling WLG on Aug. 1, 2017. ... [read more]

Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 12:41 PM

Five new judges are heading to Ontario's Superior Court of Justice

Five new judges have been appointed to the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould announced on June 23. The appointments were made under the new judicial application process announced last October. ... [read more]

Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 05:25 PM

Justice minister announces three appointments to B.C. Supreme Court

Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould announced three appointments to the Supreme Court of British Columbia on June 23 under the new judicial application process announced last October. ... [read more]

Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 04:01 PM

B.C. law society to honour excellence with three new awards

The Law Society of British Columbia has announced the creation of three new awards to honour excellence in the legal profession: ... [read more]

Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 12:49 PM

The Friday Brief The Friday Brief

Today, in a groundbreaking private international law decision, the Supreme Court of Canada has cleared the path for a class action lawsuit by 1.8 million Facebook users in B.C. against the California social media behemoth. The top court splintered 4-3 to rule that Facebook’s online contractual forum selection clause, which purports to restrict consumers to taking action only in California, is unfair and against public policy, and thus does not defeat the B.C. Supreme Court's exclusive jurisdiction to enforce that province's privacy law. ... [read more]

Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Hughes brings energy practice to McCarthy Tétrault in Calgary

Energy lawyer Cameron Hughes, with 20 years of experience in the oil and gas and power industries in Alberta, has joined McCarthy Tétrault as a partner in the Calgary office. ... [read more]

Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 11:57 AM

Osler hosts seminar on Construction Lien Act changes

Following extensive consultation with industry stakeholders, on May 31, the Ontario government introduced Bill 142 that, if passed, would significantly amend and modernize the Construction Lien Act. ... [read more]

Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 09:28 AM

McCarthy's Doust honoured for criminal, commercial law work

Leonard Doust, associate counsel in McCarthy Tétrault’s litigation group, received special honours for 50 years of practice and outstanding contributions to the criminal law profession at the Canadian Bar Association's Vancouver Criminal Law Subsection annual dinner on June 22. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 22, 2017 @ 10:38 AM

Ontario's chief justice among recipients of honorary degrees from law society

Chief Justice of Ontario George Strathy is among four prominent Canadians who will receive honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from the Law Society of Upper Canada at its call to the bar ceremonies in Toronto on June 26 and 27. ... [read more]