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 Written by
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”.
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 Written by
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. 

Your Rights While Staying At A Hotel

Sunday, 13 March 2016 15:02 Written by
Last month I described the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants; this month’s column discusses the rights and responsibilities of hotels and their guests.

Know Your Rights When Renting

Friday, 12 February 2016 14:09 Written by
Around 28% of Ontario households rent their home.

Changes To The Law You Should Know About

Friday, 15 January 2016 11:26 Written by
The year 2016 brings with it exciting new changes and importantly - new laws.

The Legal Consequences of Lying

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 12:25 Written by
Not surprisingly, untrue statements are often an important issue in lawsuits.

Negligence: What Is It And When Can You Sue For It?

Thursday, 15 October 2015 15:34 Written by
One of the most common reasons for a lawsuit is an allegation of negligence.

How To Avoid Getting Sued By Family

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 22:20 Written by
An unfortunate reality in litigation is that lawsuits often pit one family member against another.

How To Understand A Contract Agreement

Monday, 10 August 2015 22:12 Written by
As a commercial litigation lawyer, most of the cases I deal with are based on breach of contract.
You've owned your home for several years and it's time for a new look. You draw up plans, get estimates, hire a general contractor and eagerly await the splendour of your newly-renovated home.

Potential Liability Of A Franchisor’s Agent

Tuesday, 09 June 2015 14:41 Written by
In our final article addressing franchise law we will discuss how an individual or company involved in a franchise agreement on behalf of the franchisor, or brand owner, can be held personally responsible for damages suffered by a franchisee, or individual location owner.