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Tuesday, January 14, 2020 @ 2:35 PM

Early neutral evaluation: A litigation off ramp off_ramp_sm

There are many forms of alternative dispute resolution, each with their own characteristics. Mediation and arbitration are well known to lawyers in Canada. However, one form of alternative dispute resolution that tends to get overlooked in Canada is early neutral evaluation — known as ENE — where an independent and impartial evaluator assesses the merits of the case. ENE is far more than a mediation in that it forces the evaluator to make an assessment of the case and communicate it to the parties. ENE offers a new off ramp that should be considered by litigation counsel. ... [read more]

Monday, January 13, 2020 @ 2:05 PM

Key copyright decisions in 2019 Copyright symbol

It has been a very interesting year in the copyright world with several significant decisions being released. ... [read more]

Monday, January 13, 2020 @ 11:08 AM

Gowling WLG promotes 35 to partner in Canada

Gowling WLG announced the admission of 35 legal professionals in Canada to its partnership, effective Jan. 1, 2020. ... [read more]

Monday, January 13, 2020 @ 11:05 AM

Three new partners for Bereskin & Parr

Bereskin & Parr LLP announced that Joanna Ma, Reshika Dhir and Wynnie Chan have been admitted to the partnership. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 09, 2020 @ 11:58 AM

Role of secret surveillance in workplace Hi tech video

The most frequent use of secret surveillance is when an employee is off work and collecting benefits due to an injury, and the employer or the insurer has reason to suspect that the employee is exaggerating. The employer will sometimes hire a private investigator, who will follow the injured worker around and take secret videos.   ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 08, 2020 @ 11:27 AM

Thinking like a startup: Why law firms should hire entrepreneurs-in-residence | Ashley Greene

With the increasing industrialization of law, thinking more like a startup can be helpful for firms looking to keep up with and get out ahead of market changes. While the overall outlook for growth in the Canadian legal industry remains positive for the next four years according to IBIS World’s industry analysis, the data also points to firms feeling the symptoms of the growing commoditization and disaggregation of legal services through increasingly constrained revenue growth. ... [read more]

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]

Wednesday, January 08, 2020 @ 9:10 AM

DLA Piper welcomes three to partnership

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP announced that Jennifer Arndt, Bentley Gaikis and Rebecca von Rüti have been admitted to the partnership, effective Jan. 1, 2020. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 07, 2020 @ 2:12 PM

Bosses who spy on you Eyes&Venetianblinds.jpg

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 @ 11:32 AM

Gowling WLG adds IP partner

Gowling WLG announced that Ron Dimock has joined the partnership. He will work with its global intellectual property (IP) group, effective Jan. 1, 2020. He will be based in the Toronto office. ... [read more]