Departments

Monday, 02 March 2015 08:00

Do some navel gazing

Written by
Illustration: Jeremy Bruneel
Illustration: Jeremy Bruneel
When Craig Burley left Bay Street to open his own tax law practice in Hamilton, Ont., he reveled in his new-found freedom. But he soon discovered the down side of being on his own. Suddenly he was without the support network he once enjoyed at the large firm. Those administrative tasks he now found on his plate seemed something of a distraction and time spent doing them was time away from practising law.
Monday, 02 March 2015 08:00

Taking on the big guns

Written by
Photo: Kim Stallknect
Photo: Kim Stallknect
Aniz Alani says he’s “just a guy with a credit card and some vacation time.”
Monday, 02 February 2015 08:00

Green on top

Written by
Illustration: Huan Tran
Illustration: Huan Tran
Unique Montreal startup Lufa Farms set out to grow food where the people are. In Canada, while we might be spread out over a vast geographic territory, more than 80 per cent of us live in cities. So instead of ploughing a field or building greenhouses on the periphery of the community, the company’s founders looked into the heart of the city and turned their eyes skyward. They decided the best place to grow food was in greenhouses on top of buildings, right in the city’s core — based on the concept that rooftop urban farms can be designed to feed cities in a commercially viable and sustainable way.
Illustration: Jeannie Phan
Illustration: Jeannie Phan
Ways to charge clients beyond the traditional hourly billing approach have become part of the continuing evolution of how law firms manage their operations. Many of these alternatives, however, see the risk shift from the client to the firm — somewhat terra incognita still for many. A growing trend to ensure law firms continue to maintain a profit in this new environment is to have a pricing officer on board.
Monday, 17 November 2014 00:08

Going small

Written by
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_2014_November_retirement-final.jpgWhen Harry Byers began considering his retirement options, he reached out to the profession in search of a successor. His goal was to attract a young lawyer to the small community of Fairview, Alta., 550 kilometres northwest of Edmonton to eventually replace him. Initial attempts to attract an associate didn’t work out and retirement drew closer so he searched for someone to purchase his practice.
Monday, 17 November 2014 00:08

The most interesting man at Queen’s Park

Written by
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_2014_November_Jagmeet.jpgJagmeet Singh stands out. In the bespoke suits and custom-fitted shirts he favours, Singh looks like he should be on the cover of a glossy magazine — which he was when Toronto Life named him to their best-dressed list last year.
Monday, 29 September 2014 10:23

An abiding belief in the system

Written by
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_2014_October_D.Bayne.jpgThere are many words to describe Donald Bayne, a member of the defence bar for some 43 years, but one of his associates has a choice few. “You would expect him to be incredibly intimidating but he’s not so at all,” says Meaghan Thomas, one of Bayne’s colleagues at Bayne Sellar Boxall LLP in Ottawa. “He’s a wonderful guy, incredibly approachable, and probably one of the happiest lawyers around. He’s got so much energy.”
Monday, 01 September 2014 08:00

Is document review legal work?

Written by
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_Dera-J-Nevin-2013.jpgToronto-based law firm specializing in document review was acquired by an accounting firm; the acquiring company disclaims that document review is legal work. Similarly, many companies that are not law firms now offer “legal” document review as a service.
Monday, 01 September 2014 08:00

Worlds apart

Written by
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_2014_September_Issue_Cross_Examined.jpgSitting in a courtyard next to Yuk Yuk’s comedy club in Ottawa, Jessica Salomon was reflecting on the differences between her old career and her new one — how helping prosecute war criminals in The Hague is easier than stand-up comedy. “I wish I could say that facing war criminals head on has made me immune to hecklers but it really hasn’t,” Salomon laughs, her blue eyes twinkling.
“Even war criminals aren’t going to yell ‘Show us your tits,’ in court.”
Monday, 04 August 2014 08:00

Practise avoidance

Written by
Illustration: Pete Ryan
Illustration: Pete Ryan
Like many relationships, the one between a commercial landlord and tenant could come to a much happier, simpler conclusion if precautions are taken beforehand.
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>
Page 1 of 19

Latest Videos

More Canadian Lawyer TV...

Digital Editions