The recent news that Australia’s Slater & Gordon, the world’s first publicly listed law firm, was buying the professional services arm of the British insurance claims processor Quindell for the equivalent of $1.16 billion is bound to give Ontario opponents of alternative business structures plenty of grist for the mill.
Following his disbarment for overbilling the Ministry of the Attorney General, lawyer Munyonzwe Hamalengwa says his actions were unintentional and blames the stress of defending Richard Wills for his mistakes.
As the campaign for the Law Society of Upper Canada bencher election nears the end, some lawyers are hoping voters will send more solicitors to Convocation this year.
An Ottawa federal prosecutor is seeking judicial review of a Public Service Commission decision that bars her from running for political office.
As Legal Aid Ontario implements the last of a series of tariff hikes for certificate work, the next push from the private bar will be convincing LAO to invest more in certificates rather than expanding staff lawyer duties, says the Criminal Lawyers’ Association.
The Law Society Tribunal disbarred a Mississauga, Ont., lawyer last week after he admitted to fabricating numerous court orders, endorsements, e-mails, and notices.
Prominent among the issues candidates in the Law Society of Upper Canada bencher elections have been weighing in on has been the question of alternative business structures.
A deluge of disability appeal work rooted in flawed Ontario Disability Support Program application and medical review processes may eat up a big chunk of newly available funds for expanded legal aid services, according to legal clinics.
It’s not quite The Imitation Game, but in a case demonstrating the difficulties of some criminal investigations, an Ontario Superior Court judge has granted Ottawa police another 12 months to try to crack the password on the hard drive of a college student’s laptop computer because of its “complex” encryption.