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Interview with Mark Ross

  • March 11, 2021
  • Mark Ross, Ross Nasseri LLP, and Farhad Shekib, Ricketts Harris LLP

Farhad Shekib speaks to Mark Ross, co-founder of Ross Nasseri LLP, on his tips for lawyers deciding to go out on their own. Mark's admonition to not take oneself too seriously in the process is a good one.

Civil Litigation, Student Forum

Opening Your Own Law Practice

  • March 11, 2021
  • Cameron Fiske, C.S.

Cameron Fiske, partner at Milosevic Fiske LLP, provides a nuts-and-bolts checklist of issues for practitioners contemplating going out on their own. Cameron's advice is practical, detailed and unvarnished. Going out on one's own is not for the faint of heart. But with planning and determination, it can be a rewarding career path.

Civil Litigation, Student Forum

A Conversation with Gary Luftspring and Andrea Sanche

  • March 11, 2021
  • Gary Luftspring and Andrea Sanche, Rachel Migicovsky

Gary Luftspring and Andrea Sanche, partners at Ricketts Harris LLP, who recently conducted a lengthy Zoom trial on the Commercial List, share their experience and tips with Rachel Migicovsky. Gary's observation that in the push toward virtual hearings and efficiency, we are mindful to build in some space for inefficiency, is an important one.

Civil Litigation, Student Forum

Court of Appeal Summaries (February 22 – February 26, 2021)

  • March 03, 2021
  • John Polyzogopoulos

Following are this week’s summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. In Rusinek, the Court refused to allow the trustee in bankruptcy to bring a claim for equalization of net family property against the bankrupt’s spouse. The Court found that s. 7(2) of the Family Law Act precludes a trustee from commencing an equalization claim for the first time after the bankruptcy. Other topics addressed this week included social host liability and interveners.

Civil Litigation, Student Forum

Court of Appeal Summaries (February 15 – February 19, 2021)

  • March 02, 2021
  • John Polyzogopoulos

Please find below our summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario for the week of February 15, 2021. Also, please mark down April 27, 2021, from 5:30-7:45pm in your calendars for our fifth annual “Top Appeals” CLE, which will take place via Zoom. Justice Benjamin Zarnett will be co-chairing the event with myself and Chloe Snider of Dentons.

Civil Litigation, Student Forum

Court of Appeal Summaries (February 8 - 12, 2021)

  • February 20, 2021
  • John Polyzogopoulos

Following are our summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario for the week of February 8, 2021. In Champoux v. Jefremova, the Court confirmed that when a party refuses to admit a fact in a request to admit, the reason for the refusal can itself become an admission. The lesson is that care must be taken in the reasons given to refuse to admit a fact contained in a request to admit.

Civil Litigation, Student Forum

Court of Appeal Summaries (February 1 – 5, 2021)

  • February 06, 2021
  • John Polyzogopoulos

Following are our summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario for the week of February 1, 2021. Please mark down April 27, 2021, from 5:30-7:45pm in your calendars for our fifth annual “Top Appeals” CLE, which will take place via Zoom. Justice Benjamin Zarnett will be co-chairing the event with myself and Chloe Snider of Dentons.

Civil Litigation, Student Forum

Court of Appeal Summaries (January 25 – 29, 2021)

  • February 06, 2021
  • John Polyzogopoulos

Following are this past week’s summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Please mark down April 27, 2021, from 5:30-7:45pm in your calendars for our fifth annual “Top Appeals” CLE, which will take place via Zoom. Justice Benjamin Zarnett will be co-chairing the event with myself and Chloe Snider of Dentons.

Civil Litigation, Student Forum

Court of Appeal Summaries (January 18 – 22, 2021)

  • January 30, 2021
  • John Polyzogopoulos

This past week, the Court of Appeal for Ontario provided us with several substantive and interesting civil decisions. Please find below our summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario for the week of January 18.

Civil Litigation, Student Forum