Congratulations to WeirFoulds Women and Frank Walwyn, Recipients of 2016 Lexpert® Zenith Awards Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion

WeirFoulds is delighted to announce that the WeirFoulds Women (WFW) initiative and our esteemed colleague Frank Walwyn were both selected as 2016 Lexpert® Zenith Awards winners. This year’s Zenith Awards celebrate those who have demonstrated excellence, action and thought leadership in ways that have advanced diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and in society at large.

Marie-Andrée Vermette Elected a Director of The Advocates’ Society

WeirFoulds is proud to announce that litigation partner Marie-Andrée Vermette has been elected a Director of The Advocates’ Society. The Board of Directors is responsible for managing and supervising the activities and affairs of The Advocates’ Society. Marie-Andrée will also be a member of some of the Society’s Standing Committees.

The Functus Officio Doctrine: Food for Regulatory Fodder

Consider the following hypothetical: The “Vetting Committee”[1] of a professional regulator refers specified allegations of professional misconduct against a member to the Discipline Committee. After the Notice of Hearing is […]

The Benefits of Brightfields Developments for Municipalities

The increasing viability and importance of distributed energy resources, and the content of the provincial government’s policies on climate change, make the use of brownfields sites for brightfields developments a compelling option for municipalities.*

Chris Tzekas Discusses Expropriation with CityTV News

Chris Tzekas, administrative law and civil litigation partner at WeirFoulds, spoke to Adrian Ghobrial of CityTV News on May 31, 2016 about expropriation issues related to the proposed Scarborough subway extension.

The Challenges and Benefits of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) for Municipalities

The growing interest in, and deployment of, distributed energy resources (“DER”) has been thought to be of interest, albeit for different reasons, primarily to consumers and to local electricity distribution utilities. However, DER has important implications for municipalities, both in their capacity as the owners of those distribution utilities and as a means to promote both conservation and the development of contaminated properties.

Panama Papers and Offshore Accounts: Window of Opportunity to Make a Voluntary Disclosure Closing

Canadian residents are required to report worldwide income. Furthermore, Canadian residents are generally required to annually file a special information return for any year that they held, at any time in that year, “specified foreign property” that had a cost exceeding $100,000. A failure to report such income or file any such return makes the Canadian resident liable to significant penalties (for which interest accrues daily) and potentially open to criminal prosecution.

Frank Walwyn Honoured by Ontario Bar Association

Frank Walwyn, senior litigation partner at WeirFoulds, received the Ontario Bar Association’s 2016 Award for Distinguished Service at an award ceremony in Toronto on April 20, 2016. In “Frank Walwyn […]