Practices

Administrative/ Municipal/ Government

Administrative law addresses the actions and operations of governments and governmental agencies in Canada. Municipal Law is specific to a particular city or county including everything from police power, zoning, education policies, and property taxes.

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Construction

Construction law deals with matters relating to building construction, engineering and related fields, combining contract, commercial, planning and employment laws.

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Corporate & Commercial

Corporation law governs the formation, governance and dissolution of corporations. Commercial law is that branch of private law concerned primarily with the supply of goods or services by merchants and other businesses for profit.

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Family

Family law governs relationships between spouses, between parents and their children. In family law, marriage and divorce fall under federal jurisdiction but most other issues, including adoption and matrimonial property disputes, fall under provincial laws that vary widely.

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Intellectual Property & Trademark

Intellectual property law includes, trade-marks and the law of industrial designs.

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Labour & Employment

Employment law is the body of law that governs the terms and conditions of employment in the non unionized workplace including the employer and employee obligations on termination.

Labour law is the body of law regulates the employment relationship in the unionized work place between the trade union, employer and employee.

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Litigation

The term litigation (civil litigation) refers to a legal dispute between two or more parties that seek money damages or specific performance rather than criminal sanctions. A litigator represent parties in trials, arbitrations and mediations before administrative agencies, foreign tribunals, and federal, provincial, and local courts.

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Mediation & Arbitration

Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in which the parties in dispute retain a neutral third party to assist them in resolving their dispute.

Arbitration is a process for resolving legal disputes by recourse to a neutral third party chosen by the parties in dispute, to adjudicate their dispute.

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Personal Injury

Personal Injury Law refers to the legal remedies and defenses involved in civil lawsuits brought as a result of wrongful conduct. Personal injury claims include such matters as catastrophic injuries and fatalities caused by motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls; no fault/accident benefits; dog bites/attacks, as well as short and long term disability claims.

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Real Estate

Real estate law governs the purchase, sale, mortgaging, leasing and other encumbering of residential (eg, houses, condominiums, duplexes), rural (eg, farms and ranches), commercial (income-generating, eg, shopping centres, apartments, office or industrial buildings) or institutional (eg, churches, schools, hospitals or airports) properties.

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Sports

Our Sports Law team provides advice to various national, provincial, professional and amateur sport organizations in matters of employment, governance, athlete selection, AAP, policy matters, and contract negotiations.

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Wills and Estates

That part of the law which regulates Wills, Powers of Attorney, Trusts, Probate and other subjects related to the management of another’s property.

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