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Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible.

This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Canadian Securities Law 2. Slater Vecchio Connected 3. NSRLP 4. First Reference 5. Clicklaw Blog

Canadian Securities Law
Canada Welcomes T+2 Settlement

Effective September 5, 2017, the standard settlement timeframe for certain securities has been shortened to trade date plus two days (T+2) from trade date plus three days (T+3). The Canadian transition to a shorter settlement cycle is being made concurrently…

Slater Vecchio Connected
Crash Course for BC Drivers

In BC there is a car crash nearly every 2 minutes. It’s costly and can be devastating for some families. Just last year, ICBC paid out nearly $4 billion in injury and vehicle damage claims. And the year before, 300 people died on our roads. If you think things are getting worse, you’re right. ICBC…

NSRLP
Has A2J Become a Social Movement?

If A2J is a social movement, its identity and solutions will reflect the needs of users, not just the views of professionals. The milestone that Labour Day represents seems a good time to take stock – and to look forward. This is a time of familiar rituals: schools back in session, evenings getting darker, people drifting back from vacations, and that chilled-out summer feeling is starting, sadly, to ebb away. Its seems a good time to broach a big question. …

First Reference
Dependent contractor receives 12 months pay in lieu of notice

The recent Supreme Court decision of Glimhagen v. GWR Resources Inc., 2017 BCSC 761, illustrates how an independent contractor can become a dependent contractor – an intermediate category on the spectrum between employee and independent contractor. …

Clicklaw Blog
Final Report of BC Family Justice Unbundled Legal Services Project

We previously discussed “Unbundling” in this introductory post. In short, unbundled legal services means clients pay for some assistance depending on: (1) what they want help with and (2) what they can afford. It is ideal for clients who value cost predictability and prefer to play a more active role in their own legal matter. …

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