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Will I Lose My LTD Benefits if I Refuse My Doctor's Treatment Recommendations?

BY: WILLIAM PARKER Reader: I know a 33 old male who has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and receiving long term disability benefits. The terms of the disability policy require that he follow his doctor’s treatment recommendations or he does not receive benefits. Recently, the doctor has prescribed costly medications which also have serious side…

How do you get into law school?

By: Robert Allan Some of our younger readers might be wondering: how do you get into law school? While it seems that I graduated from law school not that long ago, a few things have changed in almost three decades. I spoke with our two articling students for more up to date information with respect to their experiences applying…

What happens to my privacy in a family law matter?

By: Rachel Leck  Family law matters–such as separation, divorce, and child custody–are, by their very nature, highly personal and private. You may be concerned about maintaining your privacy as much as possible if you are involved in a family law case. In order to settle these matters, the people involved are generally required to exchange information, such as financial records…

Workplace Travel: Must I go if I'm worried about my safety?

By: William Parker  Reader: My employer has again asked that I work in a foreign country. I am concerned that this posting is unsafe. Last time I worked abroad multiple bombings took place and several governments closed their embassies. I also had my personal belongings stolen while I was in what was supposed to be…

Married without children: The benefits of having a will

We have been married for the last 25 years but don’t have any children. Do we need a will, or would everything just go to the surviving spouse anyway? Yes, you do need a will. Whenever you don’t have any children, under the statutory distribution scheme for individuals that die without a will, your spouse…

Have you been charged with an offence and want to know what happens next?

Under Canadian law, you can be charged under a number of statutes. For example, prosecutions are commonly brought under the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Motor Vehicle Safety Act, and the Provincial Offences Act. Contacting a lawyer for advice. In most cases, after you are charged,…

Workplace Harassment and Violence: Employer Obligations

Both employers and employees regularly ask us questions concerning the nature of the obligations which exist for employers in preventing workplace harassment and violence. The Law In December 2009, the Government of Ontario passed amendments to the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (the “OHSA”) to address these concerns. The amendments to the OHSA impose…

Do you need a legal consultation?

BY: RACHEL LECK (Family Law/Litigation) Sometimes we face decisions that may have significant legal consequences for us and our loved ones. Deciding what is best can be stressful and difficult, especially if we don’t have enough information to understand the law and legal effects of our choices. If you are facing one of these tough decisions, you deserve to have…

Slip and falls: Should you take the insurance company's offer to settle?

Reader: Three weeks ago I was at a retail store and tripped over winter matting near the entrance.  I fell and broke my wrist.  Today an Insurance adjuster called me.  He said I was responsible to look where I was walking but he offered me $5000.00 to help me out as I have been off…

From the Classroom to the Courtroom: What it means to be an articling student

By: Patrick Snelling I’ve been asked a number of times to explain what it means to be an articling student. To shed some light on the topic, I looked no further than one of our firm’s current articling students, Fanni Csaba. Here’s what she had to say: Becoming a licensed lawyer involves a three steps. First, you complete a…