Notice From Superior Court – Suspension of Family & Civil Procedures

NOTICE TO THE PROFESSION, THE PUBLIC AND THE MEDIA REGARDING CIVIL AND FAMILY PROCEEDINGS SUSPENSION OF SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE REGULAR OPERATIONS March 15, 2020   To protect the health and safety of all court users and to help contain the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Superior Court of Justice (SCJ) is […] Read More

The Coronavirus: What Employers Need to Know as they Prepare to Respond

  While the World Health Organization has declared the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV/Coronavirus/COVID-19) a global health emergency, the public health risk associated with COVID-19 in Canada remains low risk[1].  With 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canada, 20 of which are in Ontario[2], our Employer clients are reaching out for guidance on how to respond to […] Read More

PROBATE – What is it, and do I need it?

  Probate is a term that is often thrown around by lawyers and lay people when talking about their wills and estate planning, but it’s often misunderstood. What does it mean? When is it required? How much will it cost? All questions worth answering.   First, probate no longer exists in Ontario, or at least, […] Read More

Upcoming Changes to the Divorce Act and their Impact on Custody and Access

When thinking of the important aspects of a divorce where children are involved, a person’s mind typically turns to custody and access. These rights are addressed in the Divorce Act. On June 21, 2019 Bill C-78 received Royal Assent. Among other changes, this Bill has revamped custody and access, and most of the changes will […] Read More

Preparing for the Legalization of Edible Cannabis – Oct 17 2019

  By Leanne Standryk   One year ago, today on October 17, 2018, the Federal Cannabis Act permitted individuals 18 years of age or older to possess up to 30 grams of cannabis.  We reported that Ontario’s Government passed legislation to increase the minimum age to 19 and further provided commentary on the impact of […] Read More

Celebrating a Lifetime of Community Involvement

  The team at Lancaster Brooks & Welch LLP wish to pay tribute and celebrate the community leadership of Rob Welch.      A lifetime of community engagement continues with his recent appointment to the Board of Trustees of Brock University. This commitment is the latest in a long list of community and charitable organizations […] Read More

The Spirit of Volunteerism and Community Leadership

The team at Lancaster Brooks & Welch wish to pay tribute to spirit of community leadership demonstrated by senior partner Leanne Standryk. Leanne has recently completed a six-year term on the Brock University Board of Trustees and we thank her for her contribution to that important position. Not one to rest on her laurels, Leanne […] Read More

Leanne Standryk’s Photo Highlights of Henley Regatta 2019

  Leanne Standryk, senior partner at LBW has been involved and actively participating in the success of the Henley Regatta for over a decade.  She has work along with other dedicated volunteers who put in countless hours to make this event – a world class experience.  Here are some highlights of the week’s event through […] Read More

Rob Welch Presents The LBW Trophy To Henley Gold Winners

Rob Welch of Lancaster Brooks & Welch LLP, presents Henley Gold Medals and the LBW  Trophy to the winning Under 23 Lightweight Womens’ Pair, Hayley Hubbs and Eden Hardcastle of the University of Victoria on Friday August 9, 2019.                                 […] Read More

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