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?


A Word on Ex-Officio Directors

In the business world it is common place for businesses to operate through multiple legal entities.  Interestingly, the non-profit world has not embraced these strategies in the same way.  We represent many established and growing non-profit and charitable organizations and many of them expand into new territories or cross national borders to scale their operations to meet demands. From time to time they will ask how best to structure their organizations to accommodate growth.  The answer, like many, is never straight forward.  One legal size rarely fits all organizations.  Some lawyers or consultants decide upon on the ideal structure for any organization and then they impose that vision on every one of their clients.  This mindset is unfortunately reinforced by model documents that on can find on-line or distributed by government bodies.  Handle these with care.