Honest, objective medical opinions needed for a strong case

Experts remain crucial to the court despite recent judicial comments pointing to potential bias, says Hamilton personal injury lawyer Andrew Spurgeon.

Is it possible to lose an inheritance if you don't properly look after a loved one?

Is it possible to lose an inheritance if you don’t properly look after a loved one?

Consequences significant for inmate who left facility.

A federal inmate who recently walked away from a Kingston correctional facility and has yet to return will likely face serious consequences when he is found.

One of my holiday guests slipped on the icy front steps of my home. Am I liable for their injuries?

Whether you are a tenant or a homeowner, you owe duties to your guests.

Why are there calorie counts on the menu at restaurants?

The Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2015 (the “HMC”) came into force on January 1, 2017 and aims to help customers of food service businesses (i.e. restaurants, cafeterias, grocery stores, convenience stores, movie theatres, food trucks, coffee shops, ice cream shops) make more informed choices about what they eat and drink.

If you are not in a union you don't need to be given a reason for your termination.

“They did not even give me a reason for my termination!” That is the most common complaint I hear from the recently dismissed.

Guiding Lights - Persistence

The Hamilton Spectator asks: What are the principles and beliefs that guide your day-to-day living?

Will the Court rewrite a contract because it does not say what it was meant to say?

Generally speaking, the courts are extremely reluctant to add, delete or amend words in a written agreement.  The general principle being that the Court will give effect to the intention of the parties as expressed in their written agreement.

I sustained serious injuries when I Iost control of my snowmobile on a public trail. Do I have a lawsuit?

Snowmobiling is a favourite wintertime activity for many Ontario residents.  However, the thrill of sliding through snow and ice can result in unfortunate accidents and very serious injuries.  Injuries to the brain, bones and spinal cord are just some of the potential results of a snowmobile crash.
 

What is a Power of Attorney?

A power of attorney is a legal document which grants one or more persons the authority to act on behalf of another person. In Ontario there are two types: a power of attorney for property and a power of attorney for personal care. All powers of attorney must be signed while the grantor is legally capable of managing his/her property and/or is capable of making personal care decisions.