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Easements: more than meets the eye

Easements: more than meets the eye

Non-use of an easement does not lead to abandonment or extinguishment The recent Court of Appeal decision in Remicorp Industries Inc. v. Metrolinx makes it clear that non-use or the lack of need for an easement is insufficient for that easement to be abandoned or extinguished at law. A solicitor should advise their client of… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, Areas of Law


New practicePRO resource: The immigration law malpractice claims fact sheet

New practicePRO resource: The immigration law malpractice claims fact sheet

The tenth in our series of “malpractice claims fact sheets” covers immigration law. The number of malpractice claims flowing from immigration matters, while not many, has been trending up in recent years. Lawyer/client miscommunications cause 42% of these claims. Immigration clients have a great deal at stake, and many pin their hopes on the efforts… Read More »

Categories: Biggest Claims Risks, Risk Management Strategies



New practicePRO resource: The employment law malpractice claims fact sheet

New practicePRO resource: The employment law malpractice claims fact sheet

With such a large amount of claims prevention information available in LAWPRO Magazine articles and practicePRO resources, we had the idea to create simple fact sheets that CPD providers and others could use in developing their program material for specific areas of law. The ninth in our series of “malpractice claims fact sheets” covers labour… Read More »

Categories: Practice Aids, Law Practice Management

Artificial intelligence: What is AI and will it really replace lawyers?

Artificial intelligence: What is AI and will it really replace lawyers?

If you scanned social media or the headlines in many online or print-based newspapers or magazines published in 2017, you were pretty much guaranteed to see posts and articles on artificial intelligence (AI). Most of these articles suggest that AI is in the process of fundamentally changing our lives at work, home and play. And… Read More »

Categories: Legal Technology, Technology

Everything old is new again: Will the return of a broader rent control regime haunt the Ontario real estate bar?

Everything old is new again: Will the return of a broader rent control regime haunt the Ontario real estate bar?

For decades the existence of rent control has posed a risk to Ontario real estate lawyers acting on the purchase and mortgaging of residential rental property. The range of affected properties is immense: From a basement apartment to a rented single family house to the largest multi-residential complexes in the province, many real estate files… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, Areas of Law

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