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May, 2019
  • Wealth Management Legal Report

    Do-it-yourself regulation

    In a world where consumers are always looking for opportunities to cut out middlemen and gatekeepers, finance is no exception.
  • Criminal Legal Report

    Pardons for pot possession

    When the federal government introduced legislation in March to streamline pardons for simple cannabis possession, Canada’s criminal bar had two reactions.
  • Top Boutiques 2019-2020

    Faster, cheaper with less process: Top 10 Arbitration Chambers

    Though he enjoyed his work as a commercial litigator, Allan Stitt found clients were rarely satisfied with the results. If they won — well, big deal, it was inevitable anyway. And if they lost, they felt betrayed. Litigation wasn’t appearing, to him, an effective path to resolution.
  • Cover Story

    Crossing the judicial line

    The Canadian Judicial Council had been in existence for more than a decade before its first formal hearing into the conduct of a judge and the central issues were the limits on speech outside of court and whether that could be subject to disciplinary action.
  • Top Boutiques 2019-2020

    More than a payout: Top 10 Personal Injury Boutiques

    While all 90 firms included on Canadian Lawyer’s 2019 Top Personal Injury Boutiques survey have a track record of winning cases for their clients, achieving a top spot takes more than that.


  • Construction lien reform

    Real Estate

    Construction lien reform

    As Ontario prepares to enact the second phase of its construction lien legislation, the other provinces are considering or implementing a similar new prompt payment and adjudication regime.
  • Designing complex systems

    Cross examined

    Designing complex systems

    Gillian Hadfield has no problem dealing with complexity.


  • Neill May

    Banking on Corporate

    It’s right there in the agreement

    Advising on the negotiation of a complex acquisition agreement can trigger some existential questions.
  • Kate Simpson

    Legal Innovation Now

    Searching a haystack

    Search is one of those wicked problems. Not “wicked” in the English vernacular sense though. And it’s not the OED definition of the word of “evil or morally bad” either.
  • Tim Wilbur

    Editor's Desk

    It’s not about you

    I had the pleasure of interviewing Gillian Hadfield, who recently rejoined the faculty of law at the University of Toronto after teaching in California.
  • Jim Middlemiss

    Mental health’s toll

    Nova Scotia Judge Timothy Daley has experienced first-hand how a mental health issue can impact a career and personal life.
  • Ryan Handlarski

    Young lawyers are exploited, not mentally ill

    There is a lot of talk in the legal profession about a mental health crisis. Many people are trying to raise awareness about this issue and address it by getting people to talk openly about it.


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