WeirFoulds Lawyers Recognized in 2017 Best Lawyers® in Canada Directory
WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that 27 of our lawyers have been listed in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers® in Canada. WeirFoulds has proudly earned 45 rankings in 21 […]
Municipal and Planning Law Update: Bill 73 – Changes to the Planning Act
Bill 73 – Changes to the Planning Act In March 2015, we reported on the Province’s first reading of Bill 73 Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015 and some […]
26 WeirFoulds Lawyers Recognized in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory
WeirFoulds is thrilled to announce that 26 of our lawyers are recognized as “Leading Practitioners” in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. Nine of our colleagues are appearing in the Directory for the first time in this year’s edition.
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.*
Interpreting a Regulator’s Jurisdiction to Award Costs: Lessons from Registrar REBBA v. Jolly
WeirFoulds recently acted as Amicus Curiae in a judicial review involving the interpretation of a regulator’s jurisdiction to award costs. Although the case focused on the particular statutory framework applicable to the Appeals Committee of the Real Estate Council of Ontario (“RECO”), the case contains important lessons for other regulators.
Alternative Dispute Resolution: An Alternative to an OMB Hearing?
Developers and builders working in the GTA know that the process to get projects approved has become more complex, expensive, lengthy and uncertain. Anything that attempts to ease these stresses is a welcome relief.
B.C. Court of Appeal Upholds Regulatory College’s By-laws
The British Columbia Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Sobeys West Inc. v. College of Pharmacists of British Columbia is an important decision for regulators in two respects. First, it recognizes the latitude regulators ought to be given when enacting by-laws. Second, it clarifies the nature of the evidence that regulators will need to provide when their by-laws are challenged on judicial review. On the whole, the decision comes as a welcome confirmation of the deference that courts will show to regulators when they enact by-laws in the bona fide exercise of their authority.
WeirFoulds Proud to Continue Supporting the Black Law Students’ Association of Canada and BLSACares
WeirFoulds is proud to continue supporting the Black Law Students’ Association of Canada (BLSA Canada) by sponsoring the 25th Annual National Conference and the association’s charitable branch, BLSACares.
Proposed Changes to Ontario’s Health Privacy Laws – Updated
What Do These Changes Mean for Regulators? On September 16, 2015, Bill 119 (the “Bill”) was introduced by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care into the Ontario legislative assembly […]
Quiz: Managing Cybersecurity Risk in Contracts
Many companies acquire IT services from third-party service providers where the service providers host or otherwise acquire data and other confidential information of a company. In this context, software services […]
WeirFoulds Ranked #1 in Novae Res Urbis Top 10 Development Law Firms in GTA
WeirFoulds is thrilled to announce that it has taken the top spot in Novae Res Urbis’ (NRU) 17th annual ranking of the GTA’s most prominent planning and development law firms.
Proposed Changes to Ontario’s Health Privacy Laws
Proposed Changes to Ontario’s Health Privacy Laws – What do they mean for Regulators?
An Open Book: Canadian Courts Favor Disclosure in Antitrust Cases
In recent years, Canadian competition class-action jurisprudence has tilted in plaintiffs’ favor. Canadian courts have recognized low thresholds for certification and allowed certification of indirect purchaser class-action lawsuits. This trend […]
Estate Alert – Common Misconceptions about Joint Accounts and Joint Ownership
Elderly parents will often put their money into bank accounts held jointly with their adult children, or transfer real property into a joint tenancy with one or more of their adult children. Sometimes, this is done for expediency so that an adult child can help manage the asset. In other cases, this is a planning technique used to avoid estate administration tax when the parent dies.
WeirFoulds Ranked Number One in the Canadian Lawyer Survey for the Top 10 Ontario Regional Firms 2015
WeirFoulds LLP is delighted to announce that the Firm has been voted by our peers and colleagues as the number one regional law firm in Canadian Lawyer’s 2015 Survey for the Top 10 Ontario Regional Firms. Canadian Lawyer surveyed lawyers and in-house counsel from across Canada to vote on Ontario’s full-service regional firms based on regional service coverage, client base, notable mandates, service excellence and legal expertise.