Tanya Walker

Tanya Walker

Tanya was born in Toronto to Jamaican parents. She is a lawyer and owner of Walker Law Professional Corporation which operates out of the financial district and employs five other people. Tanya's team represents clients and businesses with their financial disputes.

Tanya graduated from McMaster University, with an Honours Commerce (Business) degree, and then graduated from York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School in 2005.

Tanya has received a few awards along the way. This includes the Young Entrepreneur Harry Jerome Award from the Black Business and Professional Association in 2013. In 2015 she received the Rising Star Award from Planet Africa and Law Practice Award from the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers.

Tanya is a member of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers, BBPA and Osgoode Hall Law School Alumni Association.

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New Law Changes in 2017 - What You Need To Know

Friday, 27 January 2017 08:49 Published in Legal
The year 2017 brings with it change and importantly, new laws. Here are a few you should know about.
Gay, bisexual and/or transgendered blacks have recently been highlighted in the media in shows such as Empire and Queen Sugar, where Oprah is one of the creators. But how do these issues play out in real life in Ontario? 

Can Your Boss Make You Change Your Look?

Saturday, 22 October 2016 12:43 Published in Legal
While many employers emphasize a free and expressive workplace to get the best out of their employees, for many, the display of piercings, tattoos and non-business casual attire may be a step too far, particularly when employees are the “front line” between the company and its customers.

Why You Should Never Break A Contract

Saturday, 10 September 2016 15:04 Published in Legal
Ever signed a contract and now you want to back out? You may need to consider that a Court may hold you responsible for failing to complete the contract.
There are two ways that you may own a home with someone else. The first is with a: (1) by a “joint tenancy; and the second is (2) a “tenancy in common”.

How To Deal With Nasty Neighbours

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 09:33 Published in Legal
Most of us have been there – living beside a difficult neighbour. If the situation is beyond “working it out”, what can you do about it legally? The answer, most often, is the legal claim known as “nuisance”.

When Can Your Boss Ask For Your Private Information?

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 17:40 Published in Legal
Privacy in the workplace can be a difficult issue to navigate. In particular, employers may request certain pieces of information for certain kinds of employee leaves. However, the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “Act”) allows for certain protections for employees. 

How To Save Yourself From Entering A Bad Contract

Saturday, 23 April 2016 09:44 Published in Legal
This week’s post discusses settlement agreements (a type of contract) and how they’re interpreted by the courts. Often times, parties will attempt to revise a deal after its agreed upon by trying to insert new words or meanings that aren’t present within the four corners of the document. This is rarely a good idea.