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  • Limitation Periods and the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act

    This article discussed provincial limitation periods in Ontario (not federal limitation periods) and how many limitation periods were paused due to the covid-19 pandemic. Under Ontario’s Limitations Act, 2002, many but not all limitation periods are 2 years in length, commencing on the date of disco … Read more »

  • How to Draft a Reply

    This article on how to draft a reply contains some tips on when a reply is needed and what to include. The article is geared towards Superior Court (many, but not all concepts will apply to Small Claims Court too). It is legal information, not legal advice. I’ve read a lot of replies that break the … Read more »

  • How to Draft a Statement of Defence

    This article on how to draft a statement of defence covers 6 steps to help with your drafting. The article is geared towards Superior Court (many, but not all concepts will apply to Small Claims Court too). It is legal information, not legal advice. I’ve read a lot of defences that run the full spec … Read more »

  • Top 10 Tips for Pre-Trial Conferences

    This list is based on our firm’s extensive pre-trial conference experience both conducting and consulting on pre-trial conferences. Persuasion. The goal of the pre-trial conference is to persuade the Judge or Master to see the case your way and to express a judicial impression to the other parties.C … Read more »

  • The Future of Civil Jury Trials in Ontario

    On January 1, 2020, the maximum claim for simplified procedure actions (lawsuits) was increased from $100,000 to $200,000. At the same time, the use of Juries in simplified procedure was abolished, with the exception of defamation (libel and slander), malicious arrest, malicious prosecution and fals … Read more »