Our Take on Things

Who gets your stuff when you die?

Often times when drafting your Will, you can feel pressure to pick the right individual for the many roles that are involved in administering a Will.  For example, people have a hard time selecting what they want to do in the event of a family tragedy, or in the Will known as the “failure of

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The Good Lawyer (Part 5) Assertiveness

A few months later, and here we finally are! We present to you the much anticipated (well, we like to think so) final installment of the Good Lawyer!   As a short recap, in our previous posts we have already pointed out the value of having/or being a lawyer who is great at: communication; being resourceful;

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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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