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Friday, January 10, 2020 @ 1:02 PM

Eleven simple but effective law firm marketing resources | Jana Schilder

You don’t have to spend a fortune to start marketing your law firm. Here are 11 free or almost free places to start. ... [read more]

Friday, January 10, 2020 @ 10:59 AM

Limitation period for duty to defend applications Man on clock

The limitation period for commencing duty to defend applications was recently clarified by the Ontario Court of Appeal in Reeb v. Guarantee Co. of North America 2019 ONCA 862 (Reeb). ... [read more]

Thursday, January 09, 2020 @ 9:00 AM

New managing partner for Cox & Palmer in Fredericton

Cox & Palmer announced that Daniel Stevenson has been named managing partner of its Fredericton office. ... [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 @ 6:23 AM

INTERESTS IN LAND - Easements - Creation

Appeal by the plaintiff from summary judgment dismissing her action for a declaration that she held an easement affording her a right-of-way access over the most southerly 20 feet of the respondents’ backyard. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 07, 2020 @ 1:19 PM

Law doesn’t recognize any right to blockade, says judge in pipeline dispute

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has issued an injunction against members of a First Nation who have erected barriers to prevent the construction of a contentious natural gas pipeline and argue it does not have consent under the terms of their traditional, hereditary laws. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 07, 2020 @ 9:31 AM

Amendments to Ontario’s Construction Act: Ramifications for commercial leasing Keyhandoff.jpg

Solicitors representing parties involved in commercial leasing should take note of the recent changes to the Ontario Construction Act (formerly the Construction Lien Act) when drafting commercial leases. Several issues should be considered by those representing landlords or tenants moving forward. ... [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 @ 9:00 AM

ABORIGINAL LANDS - Crown title - Consultation and accommodation

Appeal by the First Nation from a decision dismissing its application for judicial review of the Province’s decision to sell Crown land comprising a golf course and resort. ... [read more]

Friday, January 03, 2020 @ 10:48 AM

Lawyer rejoins Stewart McKelvey as partner

Stewart McKelvey announced that Gary Demeulenaere has returned to the firm as a partner in the firm’s office in Charlottetown. ... [read more]