I fell on an icy city sidewalk and hurt my knee, but I’m not sure how badly. Should I speak to a lawyer?

As we enter the winter season, our Emergency rooms become filled with people who suffer from weather related slip and fall events.  It’s important that people injured in these falls know that the law places strict limits on their ability to claim damages from a Municipality for a failure to maintain sidewalks.

I will be skiing this winter with friends at an Ontario ski resort. Who is responsible if I am injured while skiing?

Skiing can be an enjoyable winter activity, but it is also potentially dangerous with inherent risks. The most common incidents involve collisions with other skiers and objects, accidents due to equipment failure and injuries due to inadequate instruction.

Ontario Protecting Rewards Points Act

On December 8, 2016, Ontario gave Royal Assent to legislation banning the expiration of reward points. Bill 47, a private member’s bill, entitled Protecting Reward Points Act was introduced to the Ontario legislature in October and has quickly gained momentum.

Bill 28 Creates New Definitions of Parentage and Rules for Birth Registration

As the concept of family changes so must our understanding of parenthood. The definition of a child in Ontario was established when the concept of family was generally accepted.

Christina Noudga and the privilege against self-incrimination

The ex-girlfriend of Tim Bosma’s killer pleaded guilty to obstructing justice for destroying evidence in the murder, but her testimony from the trial of her former partner could not be used against her, Hamilton criminal lawyer Jeffrey Manishen tells CHCH News

LSUC aims to tackle racism in the legal profession

Promoting diversity in the legal profession can be as simple as applying a modern iteration of the golden rule, says Hamilton personal injury lawyer Andrew Spurgeon.

Why do I need a Will?

In brief, the answer to this question may be summarized as follows:

I am purchasing a property. I keep hearing about different types of insurance. What insurance do I need?

If you are purchasing a house and putting a mortgage on the property, your mortgage lender will require that fire insurance is in place.  Even if you are not placing a mortgage in connection with your purchase, you should ensure that you have obtained fire and liability insurance.

Here we grow again!

November is 'Make a Will' month.

November is Make a Will Month

Did you know that over 60% of Canadians don't have a will?