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Your Guide To Filing An Appeal In Ontario

If you’ve recently received a court decision and feel that there was an error made, you might have grounds for appeal in Ontario. This guide will help you understand the process behind filing an appeal in Ontario. What Is An Appeal? An appeal occurs when you request a higher court to review the original decision

Why Hire An Appellate Lawyer?

If you’re considering filing for an appeal, you may be wondering why you should hire an appellate lawyer. While you can certainly maintain your current lawyer, there are many reasons why you should look to acquire the services of a highly skilled appellate lawyer. Appellate practice is highly specialized work and is very different from

Thoughts on Advocacy from Stephen Goudge

In the Summer 2015 edition of the Advocates’ Journal, editor Stephen Grant interviewed former Court of Appeal Justice Stephen Goudge. Justice Goudge had been a leading counsel working with the legendary Ian Scott before his appointment to the Court of Appeal for Ontario in 1996. During the interview, Justice Goudge offered helpful thoughts and insights

Litigation Privilege and Justice Robert Sharpe

The litigation Bar in Ontario received a major shock when Justice Janet Wilson decided, in the January 2014 trial judgment in Moore v. Getahun, that communications between counsel and expert witnesses engaged in the preparation of an expert report ought not to occur. The prevailing understanding had been that communication with an expert witness was

A Pointless Appeal

On February 18, 2015, the Appeal Division of the Law Society Tribunal dismissed the Law Society’s appeal of a Hearing Panel decision dismissing charges of conflict of interest brought against Torys LLP lawyers Elizabeth DeMerchant and Darren Sukonick. The allegations concerned the lawyers work in representing Hollinger Inc. and Hollinger International Inc. in the sale