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The First Timer’s Going to Court Cheat Sheet

The First Timer’s Going to Court Cheat Sheet

What to wear? Where to stand? Going to court for the first time can be an intimidating experience, but it can become familiar with practice. The level of formality and decorum in a courtroom is a unique part of Canadian life and should be treated seriously. Unlike what you may have seen on shows and… Read More »

Categories: Practice Aids

Attention Real Estate Lawyers: Standard Closing Documents

Attention Real Estate Lawyers: Standard Closing Documents

The Working Group on Lawyers and Real Estate has released updated Ontario-wide Standard Closing Documents (OSCD). Of particular note, is the addition of a new document – a Section 116 Income Tax Act Undertaking (Undertaking (Non-Residency)).  Closing a transaction with a non-resident vendor can be challenging if the vendor has not secured a Section 116… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

New corporate registration requirements

New corporate registration requirements

As of June of 2019, federal private corporations will be required to maintain a registry of “Individuals with Significant Control” (ISC) in addition to an annual obligation to take reasonable steps to ensure their register is complete and up-to-date. Corporations will have an obligation to update their registry within 15 days of becoming aware of… Read More »

Categories: Corporate Law


Limitation periods: Not just for litigators

Limitation periods: Not just for litigators

Some nightmares seem universal: teeth suddenly falling out, or an important exam in a class you forgot to attend. But some fears, such as forgetting to diarize a limitation period, come only to lawyers, and usually just litigators. While corporate solicitors may thankfully lose less sleep over limitation periods than their litigator colleagues, they should… Read More »

Categories: Limitations Claims

Responsible delegation: Annual corporate filings and updates

Responsible delegation: Annual corporate filings and updates

Responsible and efficient delegation is an important skill for any lawyer. But there are limits as to when and how certain tasks can be delegated to non-lawyers. Recently, LAWPRO has seen situations where corporate filings are handled by administrative staff such as clerks, without specific authorization or review from a supervising lawyer. This sometimes includes… Read More »

Categories: Corporate Law


New amendments to the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure: What to know

New amendments to the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure: What to know

On January 1, 2019, several new amendments to the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure came into force. The following changes are particularly notable: 1) New deadlines for supplementary expert reports New deadlines are now in effect for the service of supplementary expert reports and responding supplementary expert reports (pursuant to Subrule 53.03 (3), as amended)…. Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation

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