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Thursday, July 07, 2022 @ 9:27 AM

Estate administration deadlines, concerns Woman working at desk with calendar

Overused quote alert! “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 06, 2022 @ 11:51 AM

Court upholds decision siding with insurer against nurse who ‘wrongfully’ accessed patient files

The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court decision dismissing an action brought by a former nurse against an insurer after it declined to defend her in eight civil actions brought by patients whose records were “wrongfully” accessed when the nurse used them to obtain Percocet tablets for personal use. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 06, 2022 @ 8:42 AM

Canada needs to look to the Netherlands for health-care reform | Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd

Medicare was introduced in Saskatchewan 60 years ago, accompanied by great promise. Four years later it became a national program and has won Canada acclaim in the decades since. But that praise has been muted in recent years, drowned out by increasing media reports of long wait times, overcrowded emergency departments and a shortage of family doctors. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 05, 2022 @ 9:19 AM

The Coach: Your time is worth taking a look at | Gary Mitchell

Aside from your experience and expertise, your time is likely your most valuable asset. You don’t like to waste time. You don’t want to be doing things that others could easily be doing? Right? Well, one of the first exercises I have my clients go through is to conduct a time audit. This is where you keep track and record all the time you spend on non-billable, practice-related tasks. The reason for this is to determine which tasks could easily be delegated. Delegated to a paralegal, or assistant. ... [read more]

Monday, July 04, 2022 @ 3:35 PM

When fun on the water turns serious Boat on water

Spending time on a boat on the water is one of the most relaxing summer activities. But it’s not all fun and games: people are often hurt in boat-related accidents. While boat accidents share some similarities with car accidents, the biggest difference between the two is how you can claim damages. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 30, 2022 @ 12:04 PM

New insurance associate joins Clark Wilson

Clark Wilson LLP announced that Bo Carter has joined the firm as an associate in the insurance group. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 30, 2022 @ 11:56 AM

U.K.’s top judge says courts can combat unfair attacks with wide outreach, strategic communications Robert Reed

Public pushback by judges against ill-informed criticism from media or politicians is usually counterproductive, but courts can promote a “culture of respect” for judicial independence and the rule of law by reaching out “more widely” to their critics, advises Lord Robert Reed of Allermuir, the United Kingdom’s top judge. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 @ 4:18 PM

B.C. Appeal Court ruling ‘applies and clarifies’ SCC guidance on duty of care: lawyer Aaron Gubeli

There are limits to a duty of care in terms of the reasonable foreseeability of injuries, the British Columbia Court of Appeal held in a case concerning social-host liability for injuries sustained by a minor after leaving a party at which underage drinking and drug consumption were allowed by the hosts. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 @ 4:48 PM

LSO issues call for comment on mandatory succession planning for licensees in private practice Jacqueline Horvat, LSO treasurer

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) has amended commentary to the Rules of Professional Conduct to “provide licensees with guidance in respect of their obligations relating to technological competence” and has issued a call for comment on implementing a “mandatory succession planning requirement for licensees in private practice.” ... [read more]

Monday, June 27, 2022 @ 3:39 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Insurer can’t recover excess payments from rival firm for environmental spill: court

The Ontario Court of Appeal has dismissed the bid of an insurance company to recover against a rival insurer amounts that it paid in excess of its policy limits for the remediation of an environmental spill. ... [read more]