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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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In May, we wrote an article about changes to housing laws in Ontario which aimed to make housing in the province more affordable to buyers and renters.
In the past year, we have attended many settlement meetings, mediations (settlement meeting with a third neutral person) and pre-trials (settlement meeting with a judge). In each case, we spent a considerable amount of time with our client beforehand preparing a draft settlement agreement. In 97% of our matters, we have found that attending any form of settlement meeting with a prepared settlement agreement to share with the other side assists with negotiating the settlement. Here’s why.
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The Makings Of A Hate Crime

Friday, 24 March 2017 22:18
Statistics are showing hate crimes in Canada are on the rise and are being reported almost on a daily basis.
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? 
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