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  • Legal Fee Disagreements

    Lawyer-client retainer agreements are contracts and there are duties beyond the contract imposed upon the lawyer. Most legal fee disagreements can be avoided or resolved through good communication. This article touches upon four options to sort out legal fee disagreements that cannot be resolved. 1. … Read more »

  • How to Bring a Motion for Removal as Lawyer of Record

    Rule 15.04 of the Rules of Civil Procedure sets out the rules on motions for removal from the record in Ontario. The rule was updated January 1, 2019. This blog post will look at removing a lawyer of record from both the lawyer and client perspectives. Note the distinction between a client who is an … Read more »

  • Self-Representation of Corporations in Superior Court

    Rule 15.01(2) of the Rules of Civil Procedure states that: A party to a proceeding that is a corporation shall be represented by a lawyer, except with leave of the Court. This means that for a company to to be represented by an owner or executive in Superior Court (claims over $35,000 as of January … Read more »

  • Trial Management Plan for Simplified Procedure Rule 76 Trials

    Starting January 2020, the simplified procedure increases to $200,000, Juries are removed for most cases and trials are restricted to 5 days. To actually get trials completed in 5 days, parties must agree on a Trial Management Plan, have it approved at the pre-trial conference and incorporate it int … Read more »

  • Simplified Procedure Trials increase to $200,000

    On January 1, 2020, the simplified procedure limit increases to $200,000. There are a number of changes that go with the increase. Claims Started after January 1, 2020 There are two important changes for claims started on or after January 1, 2020. First, the right to a trial by Jury is eliminated fo … Read more »