Publications

The Importance of Estate Planning for the Millennial Generation

If you were to ask a millennial to make a list of their life plans or priorities, it would likely include such things as educational and career accomplishments, vacation experiences and building relationships. Graduating, landing their desired job, paying off their debts, buying a home and traveling are likely to be high on that list. […] Read More

Protecting Gifted Properties Upon Marriage Breakdown

0 What’s Yours is Mine, and What’s Mine is Yours Mine   It is every millennial’s dream to be gifted a property or given enough money for a down payment. With housing costs continuously soaring, we could all use some help with our home-buying woes. For those lucky enough to receive gifts of money or […] Read More

THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS

By Leanne Standryk and Alexandra Del Vecchio   Hiring the right person means hiring someone who has the necessary qualifications for the job but also someone who demonstrates alignment with your workplace values and objectives culture.   Developing an effective recruitment process that is systematic for each candidate is important.  Understanding how the law impacts each […] Read More

I am Sorry, Don’t Sue Me.

Apologies and Liability in Canadian Contract and Tort Law. By Jonathan Marchand   People are strange and complex beings. However, despite this complexity, we tend to prefer simplicity and order, and have developed an amazing skill at pattern-matching. This skill has been a boon to humans during our development, leading us to develop art, writing, […] Read More

Electronic Signatures

 by Matt Leask   Information Technology has become widespread enough, and advanced enough, to the point where most people expect to be able to complete just about any task using their smart phone from pretty much anywhere in the world. I am one of these people, I’ve had a cell phone my entire adult life. […] Read More

How You Handle Your Divorce Can Impact Your Child Forever

By: Jean S. Beaton Parental conflict is toxic for children. Studies have demonstrated that when exposed to conflict our brains release stress hormones that over time can actually change brain functioning. This exposure to conflict can manifest as anti-social behaviour, problems at school, problems interacting with others, impaired problem solving and delinquency. No parent wants […] Read More

SLIPS, TRIPS AND FALLS AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

Slips, trips and fall injuries are the most common types of injuries. Uneven walkways or steps, wet and/or oily surfaces loose or un-anchored mats, deteriorating concrete, poor lighting, a foot striking an object, icy conditions, are all contributors to fall incidents. For an injured person to make a claim for general damages (pain and suffering) […] Read More

Dealing with Separation in a Better Way

The Benefits of Collaborative Law By Jean S. Beaton   When people come to see me for an initial consultation after a separation, they often list similar priorities. That is, people want to resolve matters quickly and cost-effectively while remaining amicable, to the extent that this is possible.   I make a point to discuss […] Read More

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