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Monday, 24 April 2017 09:00

Commercial leases

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Illustration: Mat Daley
Illustration: Mat Daley
Agreements between landlords and businesses are becoming increasingly complex as retail and other business needs evolve.
Monday, 03 April 2017 09:00

In search of fairness

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Photo: Robin Kuniski
Photo: Robin Kuniski
Toronto criminal lawyer Chris Murphy is seeking justice for the family of a Saskatchewan First Nations man who was  fatally shot last August.
Monday, 06 March 2017 09:00

Heenan Blaikie breakdown

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Photo: Robin Kuniski
Photo: Robin Kuniski
Three years after the collapse of the law firm he helped build, Norman Bacal reflects with his version of the inside story.
Monday, 06 February 2017 09:00

Setting up shop

Written by
Illustration: Blair Kelly
Illustration: Blair Kelly
Marijuana dispensaries are a legal landmine for landlords as pot laws are in a state of flux 
Monday, 06 February 2017 09:00

Finding his stage

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Photo: Brayden Swire
Photo: Brayden Swire
Michael Rubinoff went from a legal career to teaching theatre and producing the hit musical Come From Away.
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 09:00

Succession planning

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Image: Faye Rogers
Image: Faye Rogers
It began as one lawyer helping another, developed into a relationship and then a partnership with an eye to the younger lawyer acquiring the firm upon the retirement of the senior lawyer. But Shelagh Mathers’ succession plan wasn’t entirely accidental.
Monday, 14 November 2016 09:00

Cybersecurity

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Illustration: Blair KellyLaw firms are a key target for hackers, say tech experts
Monday, 03 October 2016 09:00

A second chance

Written by
Photo: Dustin Rabin
Photo: Dustin Rabin
Candy Palmater says she learned some valuable lessons in her journey from practising law to being a high-profile comedienne
Monday, 05 September 2016 09:00

Reverse auctions

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Illustration: Jeremy Bruneel
Illustration: Jeremy Bruneel
When McCarthy Tétrault LLP was asked to bid for work through a reverse auction, the Canadian law firm set out to explore the intricacies of the competitive bidding process. It then put together a team to develop a strategy on how it would proceed and created a tool allowing its members to immediately see an earnings analysis as bids changed in real time.
Monday, 02 May 2016 09:00

No room for a mountain climber’s dream

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Courtesy of Grace McDonald
Courtesy of Grace McDonald
Grace McDonald was planning a short break from the pressure cooker of corporate and securities law when she signed up to climb a 6,000-metre Nepalese mountain in 2010, a trip that would let her tick Everest Base Camp off her bucket list and help her recover from the burnout triggered by multiple 100-hour work weeks. But the mountaineering bug bit hard, and each big peak led to a bigger or harder one. Toronto-based McDonald, 38, says she’d go back to law if conditions were right, but traditional, conservative law firms don’t seem able to accommodate a team member who wants a couple of months off each year to indulge her exhilarating, high-altitude passion.
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