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The litigation panel: ( l to r)  Colin Campbell, Marguerite Ethier, of Lenczner Slaght (moderator), Gregory MacKenzie, of  407 ETR and Tom Curry of Lenczner Slaght.
The litigation panel: ( l to r) Colin Campbell, Marguerite Ethier, of Lenczner Slaght (moderator), Gregory MacKenzie, of 407 ETR and Tom Curry of Lenczner Slaght.
When it comes to high-stakes litigation in-house counsel play a critical role in the outcome but experts say they need to know the important steps in the battle plan.
Published in Latest News
Monday, 07 April 2014 08:00

Making a case for pro bono

Photo: Sara Tyson
Photo: Sara Tyson
Ask Paul Belanger if there’s a business case to be made for law firms creating a formal pro bono program and the co-chair of the Financial Services Regulatory group at Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP is quick to respond. “Absolutely,” says Belanger, who co-chairs Blakes’ pro bono committee. “We’re in a war for talent. Young people want to be able to do something that is meaningful to them. You need to offer a robust pro bono program.”
Published in Commentary
Monday, 24 March 2014 09:15

Wal-Mart coming to Canada. Sorry, no.

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_kirkbaertnew2013.jpgIn Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes, the Supreme Court of the United States held that in order for class certification to be granted, judges must undertake a “rigorous analysis.” Of course, judicial analysis should be rigorous so we know the court must have meant something else. It turns out it did.
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_benhanuka1.jpgAmong the objectives of technology in the modern delivery of legal services is enabling access to justice for the public.
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_benhanuka1.jpgIf your New Year’s resolution is to work smarter, more efficiently, and achieve more, boy do I have an interesting concept to share with you. While I can’t help with the diet or workout resolutions you committed to while sipping sparkling wine right after the New Year’s Eve countdown, I may perhaps convince you to start thinking about using “decision trees” in your practice. It is an old idea, but, I suspect, a greatly underutilized one.
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Monday, 16 December 2013 07:00

The buzz on show biz insurance

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2013_December_IndSpotlight-shutterstock_6.jpgMichael Jackson’s death may have come as a shock to fans and concert-goers back in 2009, but it’s currently causing a kerfuffle in the insurance industry.
Published in Issue Archive
Monday, 21 October 2013 08:00

Welcome those moments of insanity

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_lindsay_scott.jpgI had planned a column for this month on waiver of privilege — lawyers who, to their horror, spectacularly screw up via tech blunder and disclose confidential information. Then I had coffee with Jane Southren.
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_margaret-waddell.jpgWhen it comes to high-stakes litigation, it is not uncommon for the defence to take aggressive, calculatedly tactical, and highly adversarial positions in an effort to stave off the plaintiff’s attack. And there is rarely an area in which the stakes are higher than in class proceedings. The outcome of the action can have massive consequences for the defendant, either financially or in the manner in which it will be compelled to carry on business in the future. So it is not surprising that many defendants take a no-holds-barred approach to their defence of class proceedings.
Published in Web exclusive content
Monday, 30 September 2013 09:01

Cracking down on corruption

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2013_October_cracking-opener-shutterstoc.jpgPrimero Mining Corp. is a young Canadian company cashing in on the global demand for precious metals by digging for gold and silver in Mexico. “We’re going through a growth period,” says Maura Lendon, vice president and chief general counsel at the company, which was launched in 2007.
Published in Issue Archive
Monday, 23 September 2013 09:00

The art of litigating clearly

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Standard_photos_mitchell-rose.jpg“We’re just being reasonable”; “Come on, be rational!”; “You’re not thinking clearly!”
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