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Martine Morin Martine M. Morin is Unit Director and Counsel at LAWPRO.

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Ontario’s New Construction Act Arrives on July 1, 2018: Don’t get Caught by the Transition Rules

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[This article was edited on June 7, 2018] The Construction Lien Act amendments will begin to take effect July 1, 2018. Hailing big changes to timelines, procedures and the manner in which many disputes will be resolved, the new legislation includes a gradual transition to help you avoid a misapplication of the new provisions. Among… Read More »

Categories: Uncategorized

Increased run-off insurance: A critical issue often overlooked in lawyers’ estate planning


When a lawyer passes away while still in active private practice, LAWPRO’s run-off coverage kicks in. While standard run-off may be enough coverage for lawyers who have been retired for several years (since potential claims will have had time to develop), it may not be sufficient for a lawyer who was practising full-time at the… Read More »

Categories: Wills & Estates

Never release funds before closing without meeting security requirements under the Condominium Act


Not infrequently, LAWPRO sees claims related to the release of condominium purchasers’ deposits to a vendor prior to closing. The circumstances under which these deposits can be released are strictly limited under the Condominium Act, 1998, S.O. 1998, c.19 (the “Act”), and the legislation does not permit contracting out of security requirements. Prior to the… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

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