Marg. Bruineman

Marg. Bruineman

Self-represented litigants face challenges

Self-represented litigants face challenges

Self-represented litigants are typically able to expect some flexibility from the judicial process, but there are risks when they try to manage a case without a lawyer, illustrated by a significant costs award in a recent family law case, some lawyers say.

Changes to Divorce Act reflect modern approach to parenting

Changes to Divorce Act reflect modern approach to parenting

Long-awaited amendments to the Divorce Act which are now before the Senate recognize how family life has changed over the years, say lawyers.

International child abductions need careful legal approach

International child abductions need careful legal approach

The Hague Convention can play a crucial role in whether children are returned after a parental abduction following a custody dispute, say lawyers.

Case reiterates importance of confidentiality

Case reiterates importance of confidentiality

A recent case confirms the importance of confidentiality in settlements, including those achieved in mediation, whether or not the mediation contract contains a confidentiality clause.

Technology in cars accelerating, with privacy pondered

Technology in cars accelerating, with privacy pondered

Technological development in vehicles that are becoming increasingly connected to the digital world is outpacing the laws developed to protect the privacy of consumers, say lawyers.

Facial recognition technology raises concerns

Facial recognition technology raises concerns

Toronto criminal defence lawyer Jordan Donich says he has concerns about the possible uses of facial recognition technology.

Privacy protection at issue in pot purchases

Privacy protection at issue in pot purchases

Protecting the identity and financial information of those who purchase marijuana is one of the primary concerns of the nascent retail market for recently legal marijuana, say lawyers.

Open banking explored in Canada

Open banking explored in Canada

Privacy and security considerations loom large as Canada explores the open banking concept that has already been adopted by the European Union and the United Kingdom, say lawyers.

No word when second phase of changes coming

No word when second phase of changes coming

Lawyers are bracing for another wave of amendments to the Ontario Condominium Act, but there are questions about when they’ll be enacted and if the change in provincial government will alter the course of the previously laid plans.

Changes to act mean work for lawyers

Changes to act mean work for lawyers

Significant legislative changes governing Ontario’s condominium industry which began rolling out more than a year ago have created a greater degree of fairness, say condo lawyers.