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.
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.
Consider the following hypothetical: The “Vetting Committee” of a professional regulator refers specified allegations of professional misconduct against a member to the Discipline Committee. After the Notice of Hearing is […]
An Appellate Review of Insurance and Indemnity Clauses in a Commercial LeaseIn an article from January 2015, we cautioned landlords and tenants to pay particular attention to the interplay of […]
The treatment and legal protection of the transgender community has become an increasingly important topic globally. In North America, a recent North Carolina law requiring people to use public bathrooms […]
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, 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.
Raj Anand, a senior civil litigation and human rights partner at WeirFoulds, and a bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC), is featured in the article “LSUC adopts entity regulation recommendations,” published in Law Times on May 30, 2016.
“Bankruptcy” is commonly used to describe a number of legal situations involving a tenant’s financial distress.
Glenn Ackerley, chair of WeirFoulds’ Construction practice, is featured in the Daily Commercial News for moderating an industry panel at the Toronto Construction Association (TCA)’s annual Members’ Day on May 11, 2016.
Following upon the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Heritage Capital Corporation v. Equitable Trust, 2016 SCC 19, it will be significantly more difficult to successfully appeal […]
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.
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.
WeirFoulds Executive Partner Lisa Borsook discussed her commitment to advancing women in the legal profession in the May 2016 edition of Lexpert® magazine. In “Advancing Women”, Lisa discussed her commitment […]
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 […]