Legal Matters Alternative Dispute Resolution

I have heard about ‘mediation’ as an option to resolve a family law dispute.  How does this work?

Legal Matters - Personal Injury

I hosted a Holiday party where one of my guests consumed too much alcohol, attempted to drive home and sustained injuries in a car accident. Can I be found responsible?

For Ghomeshi and Others; it's either Union or Legal Representation, not both

It is reported that Jian Ghomeshi has dropped his civil suit against the CBC arising from his termination and that legal costs are going to be paid by him to the CBC. Regardless of the circumstances or reasons for Ghomeshi’s termination, for employment lawyers, that news is no surprise at all.

Legal Matters - Personal Injury

I recently suffered injuries in a car accident.  The other driver was at fault. What can I expect to receive as compensation for my pain and suffering?

Who should make medical decisions for a child?

This was the very question considered in the Judgment of Justice Edward dated November 14, 2014.

Does Proxy Voting Work for Non-Profits?

The recent remaking of the non-profit corporate law statutes has cemented the concept of proxy voting into the lives of non-profit and charitable organizations.  So it’s time that you familiarize yourself with proxy voting if you haven’t before.  Proxy voting is a mechanism for a member of a voting body to delegate his or her voting right to another person.  In the context of nonprofit corporations on this side of the 49th parallel, voting bodies do not include the board of directors, only the members.  Our friends to the south allow directors in various states this luxury as well.  I would suggest that is fraught with danger, but that’s a topic for another day. 

Senior Care Home Negligence


My elderly mother lives in a nursing home. Due to the neglect of the staff she fell and fractured her hip. What can I do?

Legal Matters - Corporate Law

Thinking of Taking on a Business Partner?

CPP Disability Benefits

I have been working as a clerk for 12 years and recently became stricken with breast cancer. I am unable to work. I have no disability insurance coverage through work. My doctor told me to apply for Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPP) Benefits.   I have never heard of CPP Disability benefits. What are they?

PTSD and Disability Claims

I have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder due to a traumatic event. Do I have a legal case?