Consequences of Failing to Close on a Real Estate APS

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With the recent rise in interest rates, many buyers are finding themselves in the precarious position of failing to close on their real estate Agreement of Purchase and Sale (APS). An APS is a binding legal contract between the buyer and seller of a property. If either party fails to fulfill their obligations outlined in […]

Salary Realities and Value Propositions for Lawyers

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Much has been written about the influx of articling students and lack of requisite positions to fill, and solutions to assist such students with their placements and licensing. The bigger issue that I am seeing plaguing the legal labour market is related to the lack of education of lawyers relating to their salary expectations and […]

Understanding the Timeframe for Asserting Construction Liens

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In the fast-paced world of construction, meeting deadlines is crucial to maintaining smooth operations. However, one set of deadlines that often falls under the radar, with potentially severe consequences, relates to construction liens. These legal claims are a key tool for parties seeking payment for their work, but they come with strict timeframes that, if […]

Limitation Periods: General Guidelines and Claim Discovery

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Navigating the complexities of limitation periods can be challenging, especially as they vary based on the nature of the claim. Understanding the concept of ‘discovery’ is equally critical, as it directly influences when the limitation period begins. Let’s explore these topics in more detail. Understanding Limitation Periods Limitation periods are set timeframes within which legal […]

Seven Ways Technology is Revolutionizing Legal Practice

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In the ever-evolving landscape of legal practice, technology has become a catalyst for change. This blog explores seven transformative ways in which technology is revolutionizing the field of law, from the digitization of documents to the rise of legal tech startups. Join us as we delve into the innovative advancements reshaping the legal industry and […]

Navigating the sale of your legal practice

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The Law Society of Ontario has begun to mandate succession planning for lawyers. This makes sense as an initiative to provide clients with certainty for when a lawyer wishes to retire or passes away suddenly. I have heard many stories of clients who have phoned up their prior lawyer who was in possession of their […]

Five Reasons Why Estate Planning is Important for Entrepreneurs

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Estate Planning is a critical, yet often overlooked, element of financial planning for entrepreneurs. It encompasses more than just writing a will; it’s about ensuring that your assets are distributed according to your wishes and your business continues to thrive after your passing. Below are five reasons why estate planning is crucial for entrepreneurs Business […]

Real Estate Law for First Time Homebuyers

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Purchasing a home is an exciting journey, but for first time homebuyers, it can also be a complex process. This is especially true when it comes to understanding the intricacies of real estate law. To guide you through this path, here are some do’s and don’ts to keep in mind to ensure a successful and […]

Using A Separation Agreement to Stay Out of Court

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Navigating the end of a relationship is emotionally draining and legally complex. While a traditional court process can be adversarial and expensive, opting for a separation agreement is a collaborative and amicable way to resolve differences. This article will delve into the advantages of separation agreements and the potential benefits of choosing negotiation and mediation […]

Employment Law in Ontario: How to Avoid Common Pitfalls

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Navigating the complexities of employment law can be a challenging aspect of business management. Understanding the legislation and staying updated with ongoing changes are crucial to maintain compliance and avoid costly legal disputes. This article offers practical advice for employers and employees to avoid common pitfalls and stay compliant with employment law. Understanding Employment Law […]

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