awards


  • Family law charity helping abuse victims recognized by OBA, LSO

    Family law charity helping abuse victims recognized by OBA, LSO

    Mar 22, 2019

    Luke’s Place, a non-profit in Ontario’s Durham Region that helps train lawyers to work with clients leaving abusive relationships, was recognized with annual awards from both Law Society of Ontario and the Ontario Bar Association.

  • John Rosen to receive major award from CLA

    John Rosen to receive major award from CLA

    Nov 5, 2018

    The murder trial itself barely received any media coverage when it took place before a jury in a Toronto courtroom more than 30 years ago.

  • Caution urged when sharing privileged documents

    Caution urged when sharing privileged documents

    Mar 26, 2018

    A recent decision of the Federal Court of Appeal appears to have sparked a collective sigh of relief from lawyers involved in structuring commercial transactions.

  • Clarification over document privilege welcome move

    Clarification over document privilege welcome move

    Mar 26, 2018

    The recent clarification of the powers of the federal Commissioner of Competition to assert privilege over documents is an opportunity for more efficient and fair proceedings in the future, say lawyers who practise in the competition field.

  • Limitations period on sex assault claims clarified

    Limitations period on sex assault claims clarified

    Mar 26, 2018

    An ongoing lawsuit against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein has also resulted in one of the only rulings to interpret how amendments that exempted sexual assault claims from limitations periods in Ontario should be applied to defendants not alleged to be the perpetrator.

  • Precedent-setting costs award upheld

    Precedent-setting costs award upheld

    Mar 26, 2018

    Lawyers say a recent case, in which a deputy judge ordered an unsuccessful litigant to pay $21,000 in costs to a defendant who spent more than $158,000, exposes the inability of the Small Claims Court to impose high penalties on people who bring meritless litigation.

  • Shorten timelines and improve perverse system

    Mar 26, 2018

    On a recent occasion, I listened to a family lawyer colleague talk about the circumstances of a case where the parties seemed to be really intransigent.

  • Issue must be ‘novel’ to avoid cost award

    Issue must be ‘novel’ to avoid cost award

    Mar 26, 2018

    The losing side in litigation must show more than a specific issue has not been previously adjudicated to be considered “novel” and avoid a costs award, an Ontario Superior Court judge explained in a recent class action ruling.

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