“Bill 47 – Making Ontario Open For Business Act”

Employers – get ready to review workplace policies once again as the Ontario Government proposes the Making Ontario Open for Business Act to review several amendments made by the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148)   Follow this link for all the details.     Leanne Standryk is a senior partner at […] Read More

Legalization of Cannabis and the Workplace – A Game Changer?

By Leanne Standryk The Federal Cannabis Act, the Federal Cannabis Regulations and the Ontario Cannabis Act, 2017 (the “Ontario Act”) will change the legal landscape of the use and possession of recreational cannabis on October 17, 2018.  When cannabis is legalized on October 17, 2018, the Federal Cannabis Act will permit individuals who are 18 […] Read More


At Lancaster Brooks & Welch LLP, we value your business and are committed to keeping you informed about matters affecting your dealings with us. As you may know, Canada Post may experience a labour disruption as of September 26, 2018. We are writing to you today to let you know how you can continue to ensure […] 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

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

Alexandra Del Vecchio Joins LBW as an Associate

While this week marks her first as an Associate, Alexandra first joined Lancaster Brooks & Welch LLP in 2012, spending several summers working at the firm throughout both her undergraduate and law school studies. Alexandra continued with Lancaster Brooks & Welch in 2017 when she returned to complete her articles with the Firm. She was […] Read More

Why use Mediation or Arbitration to Solve Your Dispute?

By:  Malte von Anrep, QC   No dispute resolution procedure is perfect.  The aim is to find the one that works the best.   Based on my fifty plus years of experience in using the courtroom litigation process I have conclude that issuing a claim in court and proceed to trial is the least efficient method […] Read More

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