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  • Mar 31, 2015

    By Melanie Reist, Lawyer

    With longer life expectancies and the end of “mandatory retirement” the Canadian workforce is aging.  

  • Mar 17, 2015

    By Pamela Krauss, Lawyer

  • Feb 06, 2015

    By:  Charles Morrison, Lawyer

    "Can't Talk Now ‘Cause .... I’m Going To Court"

    It is a relatively rare occasion for a family law case to make the newspapers let alone the lead story in the front section.

  • Nov 25, 2014

    by Melanie Reist, Lawyer

    In the last few weeks, the topic of sexual harassment has moved from legal offices and courtrooms to be daily headlines and part of the national conversation.

  • Nov 07, 2014

    Find Melanie Reist in the "New Perspectives on Canadian Employment Law" published by LexisNexis Canada October 2014. Melanie writes about human rights, discrimination and recruitment in the workplace.

  • Oct 28, 2014

    By Melanie Reist, Lawyer

    The divisional court recently affirmed the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal decision in Fair vs. Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, reinstating a supervisor after a 9-year absence with back pay of $400,000 and $30,000 for injury to dignity, feelings and self-respect. 

  • Oct 03, 2014

    By Charles Morrison, Lawyer

    Several times a month, I pose this question to first-time family law clients:

    “If you were buying a car, would you drive the car off the lot, stop and pause? Would you then ask?...

    ‘What did I buy?’

    ‘What did I pay?’

    ‘Did I sign anything?’

  • May 13, 2014

    By Charles Morrison, Lawyer

    I call it the “C-Word”.  As a family lawyer, I encounter more contests over custody than perhaps any other issue.  It is also among the most misunderstood concepts in family law.  Practically like an ice cream store with 33 flavours, we encounter custody, sole custody, joint custody, shared custody, joint legal custody, joint physical custody, shared custody and a host of other terms.   To this muddle, add questions of access, time sharing, visitation, periods of care, primary residence, secondary residence, parallel parenting and other endless varieties. We are sometimes left with a confusing mess that even lawyers do not always understand.

    Let me try to put things in perspective.

  • Feb 14, 2014

    by Charles Morrison, Lawyer

    Most first-time clients believe that, on separation, property is divided.  For example, they assume that one-half of Husband Hugh’s bank account goes to Wife Wendy.  Or Wendy’s 2010 Mustang “half-belongs” to Hugh.  This is one of the biggest misconceptions about Ontario family law that we encounter.

  • Jan 28, 2014

    By Pamela Krauss, Lawyer

    On January 23, 2014 the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) rendered its much anticipated decision in Hryniak v. Mauldin, 2014 SCC 7, clarifying the use of summary judgment in civil litigation. 

Jun 01, 2017

By Melanie Reist, Lawyer

In the ...

May 23, 2017

By Morrison Reist

The Ontario Bar Association has named...

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