As the conversation around sexual assault and how the legal system deals with it continues, a law professor at Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law is airing her concerns about the ethics of how many criminal defence lawyers advertise their services in that area.
There’s no doubt that Canadian law firms have a heightened interest in Africa, a continent where the fastest growth to date has been in the energy, infrastructure, mining and commodities, and agricultural sectors. These are all areas in which Canadian lawyers excel and these are the markets they’re pursuing.
More than ever, it pays to be green as companies increasingly put out products that claim to be environmentally friendly in order to go after environmentally conscious consumers. But companies that engage in so-called greenwashing could be opening themselves up to lawsuits and regulatory action.
The provincial legislature needs to act after a tribunal declared portions of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act unconstitutional for the way they restrict certain claims for mental stress, according to a Toronto employment lawyer.
There’s growing frustration among patient advocates over the depth of misunderstanding in the medical system regarding the prior capable wishes of patients who now require others to make their decisions for them.
Nothing is certain in this world except death and taxes, which is good news for funeral directors and tax lawyers. And that certainty has meant tax boutiques are often conducting a brisk business even when other parts of the legal profession are struggling.