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.
Long-awaited amendments to the Divorce Act which are now before the Senate recognize how family life has changed over the years, say lawyers.
The Hague Convention can play a crucial role in whether children are returned after a parental abduction following a custody dispute, say lawyers.
Mediation and other less adversarial methods continue to be the best ways to respond to allegations of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual abuse, say lawyers.
Artificial intelligence can be particularly helpful for alternative dispute resolution, say lawyers, as long as people are mindful of the technology’s limitations.
Lawyers say proposed changes to rules and regulations at the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes could result in faster and less costly resolution to investor-state disputes.