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Wednesday, January 15, 2020 @ 10:45 AM

Why evolution of legal model desperately needed | Shama Rafiq

When it comes to access to justice, we often forget that the old law firm structures are a major deterrence to ensuring that anyone and everyone has a fair chance to having their day in court. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 @ 10:29 AM

Costs or damages: Best remedy for meritless estate litigation shield_defense_sm

In McArthur v. McArthur and Harman 2019 ONSC 7232, a unanimous panel of the Divisional Court in Ontario held that the proper remedy for an estate trustee to seek to redress financial loss to an estate due to meritless litigation will in most cases be an award for costs, not a claim for damages. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 @ 9:09 AM

FEDERAL INCOME TAX - Non-residents - Tax treaties

Appeal by Wolf from a Tax Court decision dismissing his appeal from a 2012 assessment in relation to income he earned in Canada. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 @ 11:18 AM

Quebec court may annul transaction, release if ‘unfairly’ obtained Romainedam_sm.jpg

Polaris obtained from Hydro-Quebec (HQ) a contract to build a road leading to the La Romaine hydroelectric facility. Quickly, cost overruns occurred and, gradually, Polaris claimed an amount of $24.7 million from HQ. HQ demanded an audit, fully supported by forensic documentation in support of the additional costs. ... [read more]

Monday, January 13, 2020 @ 1:08 PM

Income tax clearance certificates and right of liquidators to indemnification Hand signing document

Subsections 159 (1), 159 (2) and 159 (3) of the Income Tax Act (ITA) and their Quebec equivalents operate to impose personal liability for income tax and other amounts due by a deceased taxpayer on a legal representative who distributes property of the deceased in his or her possession or control without obtaining a clearance certificate from the CRA. ... [read more]

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 @ 6:24 AM

Environmental controversies take centre stage as Supreme Court of Canada opens winter session SCC

The constitutionality of Ottawa’s carbon pricing regime and Ontario’s sex offender registry are both under the microscope in the Supreme Court of Canada’s winter session, which will also examine whether British Columbia can validly make environmental regulations that could impede the planned expansion of the controversial Trans-Mountain (TMX) pipeline. ... [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]

Tuesday, January 07, 2020 @ 11:37 AM

Six promoted to partner at Stewart McKelvey

Stewart McKelvey announced that six lawyers have been admitted as partners, effective Jan. 1, 2020: ... [read more]