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Adjournments of Hearings and Civility

In August 2023, we received a Notice of Trial with the scheduled date of late March, 2024.  From the date of the Notice of Trial to the actual Trial date, there was just about 7 months notice. Trial preparation on my files starts the day I draft the Plaintiff’s Claim.  I draft my claims the

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Terminating an Employee During their Probationary Period

Do it yourself employment law is never a great idea and yet, almost daily we’re introduced to businesses who did try it to go alone, only to now need our help with a lawsuit, a Human Rights Complaint or an Employment Standards investigation. I get it.  Lawyers can be expensive and if you’re running a

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Are you using the right method of communication?

We just had a great work/life balance lunch at the office and the topic of discussion was “Communication in the Workplace”.  There are many methods of communication, especially in our digital world, and ensuring that the proper form of communication is used, as well as effective communication, is key to successfully getting work done. While

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Alternative Dispute Resolution Options

It is no secret that the declining speed in which disputes are resolved through the court system is a huge issue. In many cases, motions and trials need to be booked many years in advance. This problem often referred to as a lack of access to justice is one of the biggest issues facing the

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Shareholder Showdowns

Shareholder disputes can be a challenge and a nuisance for businesses, potentially jeopardizing the stability and growth of a company. Today we explore shareholder disputes and ways to resolve them.   Before jumping to resolution strategies, it’s crucial to identify the root causes of shareholder disputes. Common triggers include disagreements over corporate strategy, financial concerns,

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Cost Awards in Small Claims Court Motions

I recently attended a Motion to set aside the Default Judgment and terminate the Garnishment we issued against the Defendant’s bank account.  Their lawyers were requesting costs of the Motion, payable by not only our client but me personally, and they were asking for close to $5,000.00!  Well, that was a first! Recently, I obtained

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Andriessen & Associates

Is a Business law firm located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We are experienced lawyers who provide one stop Business legal advice, from drafting documents to aggressive litigation. Most of our services are on a flat fee basis, to allow Businesses to budget for legal work.

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