mt_ignore
Legal Feeds
Canadian Lawyer
jobsinlaw.ca

This Week's Issue

OCA rules duty of care issue must go to trial

Alex Robinson - Monday, February 27, 2017

Lawyers say a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision in a legal malpractice case serves as a reminder that the duty of care lawyers owe to their clients can extend past a limited-scope retainer.
In Meehan v. Good, the court overturned a motion judge’s decision, which had dismissed a claim by a client against his former lawyer, John Cardill.

The plaintiffs — Michael and Anne Meehan among others — had retained Cardill with respect to the assessment of the accounts of another lawyer, who had represented them in a personal injury claim.

The Meehan...


Read more

Motherisk case shows cracks in child welfare

An Ontario judge has found that two lawyers provided incompetent counsel while representing parents in a family law case that he said shows the broken state of the child welfare system in Canada.

LSUC to implement cap on referral fees

New rules approved by the Law Society of Upper Canada to further regulate advertising and referral fees are a good step in repairing any damage that may have been done by misleading advertisements to the public’s confidence in the legal profession, some lawyers say.

Editorial: Family welfare

Law Times has two stories this week focused on issues related to child welfare. In one, Ontario Superior Court Justice Grant Campbell found two lawyers provided incompetent counsel while representing parents in a family law case that he said shows the poor state of the child welfare system in Canada.

Speaker's Corner: Hidden camera has implications for privacy law

Late last year, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released Patel v. Sheth, the next in a series of cases following the 2012 recognition of a tort of intrusion upon seclusion in Jones v. Tsige.

Focus: Surrogacy law goes backward, say lawyers

The recent passing of the All Parents Are Equal Act in November 2016 represents an opportunity lost for the development of surrogacy law in Ontario, say some lawyers. The bill removed the courts’ progressive approach to enforcing surrogacy agreements, which surrogacy lawyers fear will leave the area open to exploitation.

Inside Story

Monday, February 27, 2017

BARBARA HENDRICKSON JOINS PALLETT VALO LLP IN ASSOCIATION
Barbara Hendrickson has joined Peel Region business law firm Pallett Valo LLP in association.

Hendrickson, who is the CEO and founder of BAX Securities Law, has more than 20 years experience in corporate finance, capital markets and real estate syndication areas.

She has previously worked in large nationwide and international firms and has served as senior legal counsel at the Ontario Securities Commission.

Bobby Sachdeva, Pallett Valo’s managing partner, says Hendrickson brings senior securities and corporate finance experience to the firm.

“We are very pleased to have her join our team,” he said.

Called to the bar in Ontario in 2003, Hendrickson has also been called to the bars of B.C. in 2010, Manitoba in 1986 and Alberta in 1984. She went to law school at the University of Calgary Law School, where she specialized in natural resources law, and she continued her education at the University of Toronto, where...

more Inside Story


  • Access to Justice
    Access to Justice The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG) strives to inform the public on the importance of the people having access to legal resources and…
  • Legal Aid lawyers rally for collective bargaining rights
    Legal Aid lawyers rally for collective bargaining rights Legal Aid Ontario lawyers held three protests in July to push the provincial government to support their attempts to unionize. The lawyers have been in…
  • Jane-Finch community gets employment law help
    Jane-Finch community gets employment law help Osgoode Hall Law School's Community Legal Aid Services Programme recently opened an employment law division for Toronto's Jane-Finch community.Phanath Im, review counsel for the division,…
More Law Times TV...

Law Times poll

The recent passing of a provincial act removed the courts’ progressive approach to enforcing surrogacy agreements, say some lawyers, and has led to fears it could leave the area open to exploitation. Do you think this is true?
Yes, the bill represents an opportunity lost for the development of surrogacy law in Ontario.
No, the bill creates enhanced clarity and more clear guidelines for surrogacy and those who participate in it.