Archive for 2020

Limitation Periods and the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act

This article discussed provincial limitation periods in Ontario (not federal limitation periods) and how many limitation periods were paused due to the covid-19 pandemic. Under Ontario’s Limitations Act, 2002, many […]

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How to Draft a Reply

This article on how to draft a reply contains some tips on when a reply is needed and what to include. The article is geared towards Superior Court (many, but […]

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How to Draft a Statement of Defence

This article on how to draft a statement of defence covers 6 steps to help with your drafting. The article is geared towards Superior Court (many, but not all concepts […]

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Top 10 Tips for Pre-Trial Conferences

This list is based on our firm’s extensive pre-trial conference experience both conducting and consulting on pre-trial conferences. Persuasion. The goal of the pre-trial conference is to persuade the Judge […]

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The Future of Civil Jury Trials in Ontario

The Future of Civil Jury Trials in Ontario

On January 1, 2020, the maximum claim for simplified procedure actions (lawsuits) was increased from $100,000 to $200,000. At the same time, the use of Juries in simplified procedure was […]

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Outsourcing Trial Work

Mick Hassell was recently quoted in a Canadian Bar Association article talking about law firms outsourcing, including outsourcing trial work. Mick is quoted as saying Most law firms retain me […]

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How to Draft a Statement of Claim

This article on how to draft a statement of claim covers 6 steps to help with your drafting. The article is geared towards Superior Court (many, but not all concepts […]

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How To Settle Court Cases (especially during Court closures)

How To Settle Court Cases (especially during Court closures)

The outbreak of covid-19 across the world has shut down the Courts. Two obvious points during these challenging times: There are many things in life far more important than litigation. […]

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