Raj Anand tells The Toronto Star that controversial Law Society initiative is an important part of culture change, “not a burdensome requirement”
WeirFoulds partner Raj Anand has joined with others in the legal profession to urge the Law Society not to backtrack on addressing systemic racism in the legal profession.
According to a 2012 survey conducted by lawyers’ insurance company LawPRO, 56 per cent of Canadian adults do not have a signed will and 71 per cent do not have a signed power of attorney. The Ontario Bar Association hopes to tackle this issue during Make a Will Month, a public outreach campaign aimed at educating the public about the importance of executing a will and powers of attorney and informing the public about the ways in which lawyers can assist in estate planning.
In Romeo v. Ford Motor Co., a recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Justice E.M. Morgan considered the principles applicable to a motion to intervene in a certification motion […]
The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) Ontario honoured Raj Anand, WeirFoulds Senior Partner and Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada, with their 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Last month, the Sedona Conference announced the publication (forthcoming in 2018) of the third edition of The Sedona Principles: Best Practices, Recommendations & Principles for Addressing Electronic Document Production (the “Principles”), and released a “Final/Prepublication Version”. The Principles were developed by the Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production, and represent a set of core principles and best practice recommendations for production of electronic information in litigation. The Principles and extensive commentary to the Principles have been updated twice since their first publication in January 2004 to reflect the continuing developments in technology, the increasing proliferation of electronic documents, the practical issues encountered in litigation, as well as the developments in the law that are often driven by these very factors.
Lara Kinkartz seconded to the Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System
WeirFoulds LLP is delighted to announce that our colleague, Lara Kinkartz, has been chosen to serve on secondment as Associate Counsel to the Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System.
On November 13, 2017 Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions announced that it is continuing to accelerate its growth strategy by acquiring Conexsys, a Toronto-based security […]
Recent case law has stressed the importance of regulatory tribunals ensuring that their processes be transparent and intelligible, from beginning to end: from the establishment of clear allegations in discipline proceedings to the writing cogent reasons for decisions.
Raj Anand, senior WeirFoulds partner, Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) and co-chair, Working Groups on Challenges Faced by Racialized Lawyers and Paralegals, wrote a letter to the editor of The Globe and Mail.
Ontario Introduces New Cannabis Legislation: What You Need to Know About the Impact on Commercial Real Estate and Leasing
Introduction: Bill 174 In order to meet the federal government’s July 1, 2018 target for legalizing recreational cannabis country-wide, each province and territory across Canada has been seeking public input […]
In Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corporation, 2017 ONCA 827, a panel of the Ontario Court of Appeal recently reversed, in short order, a decision of one of its members ordering the appellants […]
On October 27, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Teva Canada Ltd. v. TD Canada Trust.1 The Court split 5:4 in the decision to overturn the Ontario Court […]
WeirFoulds partner Caroline Abela discussed the importance of having a will and the Make a Will initiative taking place as a result of a partnership between the Toronto Public Library and the Ontario Bar Association on Ontario Morning on the CBC.
November is Make a Will month and the Toronto Public Library and the Ontario Bar Association have teamed up to bring lawyers to local library branches.
WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Wayne Egan and Robert Warren are listed in the 2017 Lexpert® Special Edition – Energy.