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Mediation required before setting down: Amended GTA Practice Direction Effective May 1, 2017

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Effective May 1, 2017 the Consolidated Practice Direction for Civil Actions, Applications, Motions and Procedural Matters in the Toronto Region is amended such that most cases in the GTA will likely require mediation before setting an action down for trial. See the amendment to para. 57: 57. Court staff will not accept for filing a… Read More »

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[LAWPRO Alert] Clarification on implementation of non-resident speculation tax changes

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[The following is a LAWPRO Alert that LAWPRO sent to all Ontario lawyers with REPCO coverage on April 24, 2017] With the new Non-Resident Speculation Tax (NRST) statements being required as of April 21, an issue arose as previously signed documents would have lost their approval if someone added the new statements. Late Friday afternoon… Read More »

Categories: Announcements, Real Estate

[LAWPRO Alert] Clarifications on implementation of provincial land transfer tax changes

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[The following is a LAWPRO Alert that LAWPRO sent to all Ontario lawyers with REPCO coverage on April 21, 2017] This afternoon the Ministry of Finance posted an update that clarifies how previously signed documents will be handled. The Ministry’s update makes it clear that previously signed documents will remain signed and can be registered… Read More »

Categories: Announcements, Real Estate

[LAWPRO Alert] Non-resident speculation tax changes effective April 21, 2017

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[The following is a LAWPRO Alert that LAWPRO sent to all Ontario lawyers with REPCO coverage on April 20, 2017] The Law Society received a letter from the Ministry of Finance today which provides details about the April 21, 2017 implementation of the non-resident speculation tax changes. LAWPRO encourages all lawyers who handle real estate… Read More »

Categories: Announcements, Real Estate

[LAWPRO Alert] Provincial land transfer tax changes effective April 24,2017

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[The following is a LAWPRO Alert that LAWPRO sent to all Ontario lawyers with REPCO coverage on April 19, 2017] LAWPRO encourages all lawyers who handle real estate transactions in Ontario to be aware of upcoming changes to the land transfer tax system. These changes apply to applicable purchases and acquisitions starting April 24, 2017…. Read More »

Categories: Announcements, Real Estate

LSUC Notice to the Professions: Advertising rules amended

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This Law Society of Upper Canada Notice to the Professions was issued March 15, 2017. The lawyer and paralegal conduct rules were amended by Convocation in February to directly address certain false and misleading advertising practices. New rules: Require licensees to identify in their advertising whether they are a lawyer or paralegal; Prohibit advertising of… Read More »

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AvoidAClaim enters The Clawbies Hall of Fame

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AvoidAClaim is proud to be inducted into the new Clawbies Hall of Fame, after a number of years as winner and runner-up. The Clawbies (now in their 11th year) were created by Slaw.ca founder Steve Matthews to draw attention to Canadian law blogs and encourage more of us to develop them. Here is the announcement… Read More »

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MAG Court Services Division releases Rule 48.14 Notice to the Profession

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The Ministry of the Attorney General, Court Services Division, released a Notice to the Professions regarding Rule 48.14 in the December 16, 2016 issue of Ontario Reports, 132 O.R. (3d) Part 5, Pages 321-400. This is a helpful reminder of the new 5-year dismissal date for civil litigation files in Ontario, and what you can… Read More »

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