Our Take on Things

Suing on Principle (Only the Lawyers Win)

Before you proceed with or defending a lawsuit based upon principle, you must ask yourself: is this a good idea?  Most of the time, the answer will be no. Throughout my career, clients have instructed me to proceeded with litigation based on principle, and not upon monetary damages.  For example, I had a client once

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What I’m looking for in a Bencher

If you’re not an Ontario Lawyer, then this Blog is not for you. This is about our upcoming Bencher Election for the Law Society of Ontario. Benchers are elected representatives of Ontario Lawyers and regulate the conduct of Lawyers in Ontario. I’m looking for a Bencher who will not hit me with a surprise agenda.

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Always be Honest with Your Lawyer or Paralegal

It is very important that you are always honest with your lawyer or paralegal about the issues in a court case.  Even if it makes puts you in a bad light.  Full disclosure is key in a successful client/representative relationship. If you are not honest with your legal representative, they can’t help you.  Not only

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Employment Law – Check with us first

I always find it funny the cycles that our law firm goes through.  It could be a few weeks, a few months, or even sometimes a year before we deal with a certain type of law.  Whether it be Construction Liens, registering a Certificate of Pending Litigation onto a property, or a will drafting, we

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The Good Lawyer (Part 4) – Judgment

Welcome back to our segment of “The Good Lawyer.” One resolution everyone should be making for 2019 is to not settle for less than what you deserve – and since we are a law firm, of course we mean in terms of your legal services! We’ve already discussed the importance of communication, resourcefulness, and responsiveness

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Balancing the Balance

I love the first couple of weeks after January 1 – it is the time of year you get to see which resolutions are sticking for those who made them.   Many lawyers I know were resolving to have work/life balance for 2019 and finding it hard to keep. I will not pretend to have

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