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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. The Defence Toolkit 2. Hull & Hull Blog 3.Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada 4. Crossroad Family Law Blog 5. PierreRoy & Associés

The Defence Toolkit
The Defence Toolkit – February 10, 2024: “Please knock before entry”

This week’s top three summaries: R v Russell, 2024 ONSC 529: s.8 no #knock, RTJ, R v TA, 2024 ONSC 528: #sexual purpose, and R v Avadluk, 2024 NWTCA 2: DO #sentences. Our firm focuses on representation in complex criminal trials and criminal appeals. We also provide ghostwriting services to other firms for written submissions. Consider us for your appeal referrals or when you need written submissions on a file. …

Hull & Hull Blog
Duty and Dollars: Estate Trustees and Personal Liability in Litigation

As many of us are aware, due to personal and/or professional experience, when families become entangled in legal battles the result is often destructive, both financially and emotionally, for those involved. A recent decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal (ONCA) sheds light on one such case, providing valuable lessons for estate representatives. This week, the ONCA released their decision in Westover Estate v. Jolicouer, 2024 ONCA 81, upholding the trial judge’s trial and costs decisions (2022 ONSC 4550 and 2022 ONSC 6684) requiring the plaintiff estate representative to personally bear two-thirds of the costs of a civil action as a result of “acting unreasonably or in substance for their own benefit, rather than for the benefit of the estate.” …

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada
Building Our Team: Why I Love Our Annual Retreat

Each year, our law firm goes out of town and spends a couple of days together in a big AirBnB planning the year, iterating and optimizing our systems, identifying pain points and ways to improve our client service delivery, and developing our legal skills. As a fully virtual law firm, since we started SpringLaw in 2017, these in-person annual retreats are a critical part of our infrastructure. It’s where we all really get to know each other on both a professional and personal level, where real conversations happen about what works and doesn’t work in our firm, and where a ton of problem-solving gets done. …

Crossroad Family Law Blog
Congratulations Matthew Katsionis – Our Newest Partner at Crossroads Law

We are thrilled to announce that Matthew Katsionis has accepted a partnership role with Crossroads Law! From our humble beginnings with a passionate team of seven, we’ve grown into a formidable legal force, poised to expand to a team of 40. This growth reflects not just our collective effort but is also a testament to Matthew’s unwavering energy, expertise, and leadership. …

PierreRoy & Associés
Le paysage des entreprises canadiennes : aperçu du quatrième trimestre 2023

Au quatrième trimestre 2023, le produit intérieur brut (PIB) réel du Canada est resté relativement stable pour le deuxième mois consécutif en août. Malgré cela, les pressions inflationnistes ont persisté, enregistrant une hausse de 3,1 % d’une année sur l’autre en octobre. L’emploi a peu évolué, mais le taux de chômage a augmenté pour atteindre 5,7 %, ce qui constitue la quatrième hausse en six mois. …

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