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Always up-to-date LTT and NRST Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated June 8/17 The government has posted the following regulations http://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r17182 The FAQs have not been updated to what is stated in the regulations: (Updated June 8, 2017). To help real estate lawyers take steps to comply with the recent changes to the Land Transfer Tax and the new Non-Resident Speculation Tax (NRST), LAWPRO… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

Are individuals acting as general counsel to their law firms required to have LAWPRO insurance?

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While general counsel have been commonplace in corporate settings for years, it is now becoming more common for law firms to have someone working in a “general counsel” capacity. There is a wide variety in the types of work done by law firm general counsel. Among other things, it can involve advice on human resources… Read More »

Categories: LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage


Reflections on Technology Changes in Real Estate Practice

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Online real estate portals support client satisfaction, risk management, and profitability Facilitating transfers of real estate has been the bread-and-butter of thousands of Ontario lawyers for generations. Despite occasional market wobbles, real estate business has helped firms to flourish in communities of all sizes, often supporting the delivery of family, estates, commercial and even criminal… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, Technology




Is it safe to serve on a client’s board of directors?

It can be very rewarding, both personally and financially, to be asked to serve on a client’s board of directors. It’s also easy to understand why a client might make the request: the lawyer may have worked closely with the corporation’s founders to establish the company, and will likely have a solid understanding of the… Read More »

Categories: LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage, Conflicts of Interest, Corporate Law

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 »

Categories: Uncategorized, Announcements, Civil Litigation

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