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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. Condo Adviser 2. Family LLB 3. Vancouver Immigration Law Blog 4. BC Injury Law Blog 5. First Reference

Condo Adviser
Must Condos Making Renovations Implement Accessibility Measures?

Staying on top of accessibility issues can be a challenging task. There are many factors to juggle and many important rights to balance against one another. On top of all of this are the obvious financial and logistical concerns that can accompany making a building accessible. One worry that some corporations may have is, if they implement some sort of accessibility device or modification to one section of the building, must they then do this everywhere? …

Family LLB
Does Husband’s Death Affect Pending Divorce Order?

Does a spouse’s sudden death trump an in-process divorce, or is it vice versa? That was the legal question for the Ontario Court of Appeal in a case called White v. White, which featured a quirky set of facts. The husband had applied for a divorce from the wife, and the court granted it. However, before that divorce became final …

Vancouver Immigration Law Blog
‘Considering young lawyers in our Responses to hate’ – My Email to Fellow CBA Immigration Lawyers

Following the New Zealand terrorist attack, local elements of hate have started to put out threats. Unsurprisingly, among those targeted appear to be immigration lawyers. After it was posted, a senior colleague from Toronto and mentor Chantal Desloges shared her thoughts about the worrying nature of this incident. …

BC Injury Law Blog
ICBC Ordered to Pay $33,264 in Costs For Unreasonable Refusal to Settle Injury Claim

Although the recent ICBC and BC Government narrative attempts to paint injury claimants in an unreasonable light in reality ICBC often refuses reasonable settlement offers only to be ordered to pay far more at trial. Reasons for judgement were published today by the BC Supreme Court, Vernon Registry, demonstrating such a result. …

First Reference
Clauses to include in an employment contract

Employers in Ontario should require employees to sign an employment contract before starting work. These agreements usually define the employee’s earnings, the employer’s policies, restrictive covenants such as non-competition or non-solicitation clauses and, most importantly, what happens in the event of termination. …

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