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Federal extension of limitation periods

Federal extension of limitation periods

The federal government is proposing the Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19). It provides that the following time limits are, if established by or under an Act of Parliament, suspended for the period that starts on March 13, 2020 and that ends on September 13, 2020 or on any earlier day fixed by order… Read More »

Categories: Limitations Claims

Consolidated Notice to the Profession Regarding the Operations of the Superior Court of Justice, Effective May 19, 2020

Consolidated Notice to the Profession Regarding the Operations of the Superior Court of Justice, Effective May 19, 2020

On May 13th, Chief Justice Morawetz issued a Consolidated Notice to the Profession regarding the operations of the Superior Court of Justice, expanding Court operations. The Consolidated Notice is effective May 19, 2020. The Consolidated Notice consolidates previous Court Notices, supersedes notices issued between March 15, 2020 to May 5, 2020, except for the May… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation, Criminal Law

Navigating the Planning Act amid COVID-19 Emergency Orders

Navigating the Planning Act amid COVID-19 Emergency Orders

The Planning Act is a particularly complex piece of legislation, and navigating it has become more difficult given the introduction of COVID-19 related emergency orders, which have impacted Planning Act matters. For lawyers with clients undertaking activities, which fall under the umbrella of the Planning Act, it is essential to check the legislation and government… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

Now available as a free download – Jordan Furlong’s Law Is a Buyer’s Market: Building A Client-First Law Firm

Now available as a free download – Jordan Furlong’s Law Is a Buyer’s Market: Building A Client-First Law Firm

Jordan Furlong has now made his book available as a free PDF download. Law firms are experiencing a wrenching period of upheaval. Economic crises, technology explosions, and a regulatory revolution have spawned a wave of innovative competitors. Newly empowered clients have adopted aggressive buying behaviours and begun dictating the terms of their relationships to law… Read More »

Categories: Law Practice Management

Managing your mental health through COVID

Managing your mental health through COVID

We are experiencing what our email inboxes repeatedly call “unprecedented times”. Many Canadians are facing lost employment and financial strain; many are taking on a large number of new responsibilities as they act as home-schooling teacher and caretaker for their children; and all Canadians face the new anxieties and fears now associated with shopping for… Read More »

Categories: Wellness and Balance

“Zombie” transfers can come back to haunt you

“Zombie” transfers can come back to haunt you

The bottom line: A dead person cannot convey an interest in land A “zombie” deed/transfer refers to a land transfer registered after the death of the transferor as if the transferor is still alive. There has been much debate around the use of “zombie” deeds – a recent case attempts to put the debate to… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

The dangers of renting out your signature as a virtual witness on a will or POA

The dangers of renting out your signature as a virtual witness on a will or POA

The virtual execution of wills and powers of attorney has suddenly become a big topic for Ontario lawyers, even those practising outside the wills and estates bar. The April 7, 2020 (amended April 22) emergency Order in Council now permits, on a temporary basis, the virtual witnessing of wills and powers of attorney in Ontario…. Read More »

Categories: Wills & Estates, Technology


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