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3 steps to enhance your firm's client experience

A well-executed client experience can make a sizeable difference in your firm’s revenue and reputation.

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In response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and to assist in reducing further risks of infection, various levels of court across Canada have issued notices in recent days regarding the suspension and restriction of hearings and court operations. Hearings will be limited to emergency and urgent matters only, as they will be identified by the Courts.

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How To Improve Your Legal Team’s Well-Being

It is no secret that the life of a lawyer can be challenging, tiring, and extremely stressful as your firm faces endless tight deadlines and case overload. Chances are there are lawyers at your firm struggling to find the time to consider their own well-being or how to initiate some type of balance in their work and personal life.

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An unjust enrichment is more than the exchange of mutual benefits arising from cohabitation or the sharing of expenses

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4 Steps to Help Your Firm Gain a Competitive Edge

It is never too late to identify and work on inadequacies affecting your firm. In the legal industry, stagnation is not an option. Ensure your firm is progressing and retaining a competitive edge by recognizing, diagnosing, and treating pain points.

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The phrase “joint family venture” denotes a particular model of domestic relationship. One might reasonably describe the acquisition and use of a residence in the context of a joint family venture, but it is incorrect to describe acquiring and using a piece of realty as a joint family venture.

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Recent application challenging the validity of a will.

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Two jurisdictions' recent decisions on assisted human reproduction and parentage.

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Differentiating factors between successful and non-successful firms

A new decade is upon us and firm leaders are attempting to identify what strategies will give them a competitive advantage and sustained success going forward.

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Does a person in a marriage-like relationship owe the other person a fiduciary duty with respect to the disposition of assets on death?

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Alienation of children from their mother was contrary to their best interests; Father's admitted conduct exposed significant behaviour disturbances and aggressive and controlling texts directed to mother were put before court as evidence.

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New era in Canadian trademark law.  What are the implications?

On June 17th sweeping changes were made to Canadian trademark law. Part of those changes included Canada acceding to 3 international trademark treaties, Singapore treaty, the Madrid Protocol and the Nice Agreement. What are the implications of these changes?

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