A recent incident involving Bay Street titan Goodmans LLP has shone a light on the issue of rogue clients and the potential damage they can inflict on a law firm’s brand.
The Big Four accounting behemoths have supplanted law firms in many countries, and Canada may be next on their list.
Canadian law firms are tripping over themselves to be identified with the growing blockchain bandwagon and be seen as a leader in this rapidly emerging field.
Personal injury lawyers beware; the driverless car will likely wipe out automobile litigation as we know it today.
Barely a day goes by without some highly public revelation about sexual harassment involving a big-name celebrity or politician.
I was sitting on my comfy, Canadian-made foam couch watching TV recently when one of those obnoxious ads appeared featuring a guy talking loudly about money.
The Ontario legal regulator has done absurd things over the years, but the most egregious is to attack Joe Groia and make him the poster child of a civility campaign.
The legal technology revolution appears to be in full swing, as a number of global law firms have recently announced incubators or accelerators to nurture law-tech startups.
Canada’s 150th birthday also marks a darker anniversary. It’s been one year since the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in R. v. Jordan. The controversial case, which turned the justice system on its ear, drew an arbitrary line in the sand, setting 18 months for provincial court and 30 months at the superior court system as the outside deadline for bringing cases to trial.
In case you haven’t noticed, there is a public law litigation boom in Canada currently underway.
Hardly a week goes by without a news story indicating some government or public institution is either being sued or has settled a big-ticket piece of litigation.