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When Is It Time to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Most people can probably name at least one personal injury Lawyer. They’re the ones who advertise on TV, on the radio, even on park benches and billboards. But do you know what a personal injury Lawyer actually does, how much they cost, and why you might need to hire one in the first place? There…

West Carleton Secondary School – 2019 Commencement

WEST CARLETON SECONDARY SCHOOL 2019 COMMENCEMENT Allan Snelling LLP was in attendance at this year’s West Carleton Secondary School commencement. One of our Lawyers, Justin Villeneuve, was proud to deliver this year’s award for academic excellence and achievement in law. Every year, Allan Snelling LLP has the honor of awarding students who excel in secondary…

Brain Injury Association | Kanata Community Involvement

FLEMING FITNESS GOLF TOURNAMENT Supporting The Brain Injury Association of The Ottawa Valley Allan, Snelling LLP was in attendance at this year’s annual golf tournament hosted by Fleming Fitness at the Loch March Golf & Country Club here in Kanata. It was a great day and event to supplement an excellent cause. All proceeds from…

Somatic Symptom Disorder – What it is and how can you prove it?

Somatic Symptom Disorder – What is it and how can we prove it? Justin A. Villeneuve Lawyer – Personal Injury The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) recently crystallised the importance of considering how psychiatric injuries accompany physical ones. In Saadati v. Moorhead, Saadati was in a car accident and suffered psychological and emotional trauma. He…

Kanata Lawyers | Community Involvement

Allan Snelling LLP & The 2019 Kanata Race Day Allan Snelling LLP was in attendance and contributing as proud sponsors to this year’s Kanata Race Day. It was a truly spectacular day both in weather and charitable contribution. From the team at Allan Snelling LLP, we’d like to thank all who attended and helped with…

Should I waive my right to a home inspection?

Should I wave my right to a home inspection? Vlado Hajtol Partner – Solicitor We placed an offer on a house, which was accepted by the sellers. The agreement is conditional upon a satisfactory home inspection. The house was built only a few years ago and we are considering waiving our right to a home…

Personal Injury: What steps can you take to protect yourself?

What should I do if I am injured and someone else is responsible? Patrick Snelling Partner – Litigation As a litigation Lawyer, I am often retained weeks, months or even years after a client has suffered an injury as a result of another’s negligence. Ideally, if you are injured as a result of someone else’s…

Do you need a Lawyer to review your commercial lease?

I run a small business and I am currently in the process of looking for commercial space. Do I need a Lawyer to review the lease? J. Robert Allan Partner – Solicitor A commercial lease is a complex legal document. In addition to the usual but important commercial provisions such as the term of the…

Ottawa Employment Lawyers | Duty to Accommodate & Frustration

Duty to accommodate – Where do employers draw the line? Justin A. Villeneuve Lawyer – Litigation Answer: Employers should do what they can to accommodate their employee’s disability, but there’s a line to be drawn between accommodation and frustration of the employment contract. If the contract is in fact “frustrated”, the employer can end the…

Ottawa Employment Lawyers | Termination and Lawsuits

I was fired without cause. My employer has given me an offer. Should I take it? Justin A. Villeneuve Lawyer – Litigation Answer: Employers aren’t handcuffed to their employees. If they act in accordance with their statutory and common law obligations, employers are free to part ways with employees without cause. Typically, the employer is…