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Illustration: Jeannie Phan
Illustration: Jeannie Phan
Proponents of unbundling family law services say it can help access to justice and tap into a new market.
Monday, 06 March 2017 09:00

The startup economy

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The startup economyLaw firms need to play the long game to score entrepreneurial clients 
Monday, 06 March 2017 09:00

Labour law overhaul

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Illustration: Pete Ryan
Illustration: Pete Ryan
Ontario’s ‘Changing Workplaces Review’ could swing the pendulum toward employees.
Monday, 27 February 2017 09:00

In the driver’s seat

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Illustration: Matthew Billington
Illustration: Matthew Billington
Should personal injury lawyers be preparing for driverless cars?
Monday, 27 February 2017 09:00

Planning for cyberbreaches

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Planning for cyberbreachesThere are three types of entities in the world of cybersecurity: Those whose systems have been hacked, those who don’t know they’ve been hacked and those whose systems are about to be breached.
Monday, 06 February 2017 09:00

Dividing the bar

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Dividing the barIt was nine days before Christmas in 2013 when the Federation of Law Societies announced that it had granted preliminary approval to the proposed law school at Trinity Western University. Two days later, the British Columbia government gave its required consent to the program at the faith-based university located in Langley.
Monday, 06 February 2017 09:00

The EU trade agreement

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Illustration: Alexi Vella
Illustration: Alexi Vella
IP practitioners are hoping the newly signed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement will bring a net gain

Monday, 30 January 2017 09:00

Modernizing federal corporate law

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Illustration: Huan Tran
Illustration: Huan Tran
Bill C-25, which passed second reading in October, is expected to update legislation that last had an overhaul in 2001. The amendments to the CBCA contained in the bill would modernize Canada’s legal and regulatory framework for nearly 270,000 federally incorporated corporations, though the proposed changes would affect only those that issue stocks and report to a securities commission.
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 09:00

Bringing them home

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Bringing them homeAn estimated 2.5 million Canadians live outside Canada. In addition, Canadians make almost 50 million visits abroad each year. They travel or reside overseas to do business, study, visit family or vacation. Most find that their stay abroad is uneventful. Some, however, have the unexpected experience of being subjected to arbitrary and prolonged detention — and sometimes even torture.
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 09:00

Third-party litigation funding

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Image: Jeannie Phan
Image: Jeannie Phan
The first statutory restrictions against maintenance and champerty were enacted in England in 1305, as a result of royal officials and nobles lending their names to dubious legal claims in exchange for a portion of any proceeds. The medieval-era statutes were repealed in 1967 and, for most in the profession today, the doctrines are likely a long-ago law school memory.
However, the concepts are being addressed again in courts in Canada in the 21st century, in connection with third-party funding agreements for litigation.
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