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Elizabeth Raymer

Elizabeth Raymer

Elizabeth Raymer is a Senior Editor for Key Media's Law print and media publications, notably Canadian Lawyer and Lexpert, where her beats include the Supreme Court of Canada and the federal and Quebec affairs. She has two decades of experience in national journalism, starting as a legal journalist for The Lawyers Weekly and subsequently freelancing for other legal publications. She has also worked as an editor for all three daily broadsheets in Toronto and for Rogers Publishing.

She graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Women's Studies and Literature and holds a master's degree in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario.

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Appellant’s conduct signalled agreement to pre-incorporation contract, SCC finds

Appellant’s conduct signalled agreement to pre-incorporation contract, SCC finds

Strata Property Act does not oust common law principles relating to contract formation, court finds

Ontario’s amended class action legislation raises the bar on certification

Ontario’s amended class action legislation raises the bar on certification

Changes to Class Proceedings Act most significant since legislation introduced in 1992

RCMP pension plan breached s. 15 for women who job-shared, SCC rules

RCMP pension plan breached s. 15 for women who job-shared, SCC rules

Superannuation policy created a distinction based on protected ground of sex, majority finds

How the pandemic has changed litigation for women: Major challenges but positives as well

How the pandemic has changed litigation for women: Major challenges but positives as well

Dogs and babies join Zoom conferences, and courtroom technology adoption has improved

Executive constructively dismissed from job is entitled to damages including incentive bonus: SCC

Executive constructively dismissed from job is entitled to damages including incentive bonus: SCC

Decision will affect ‘virtually every executive’ and many employees bonuses, other benefits

Pandemic has not resulted in upswing in claims in construction industry

Pandemic has not resulted in upswing in claims in construction industry

In these times, though, companies must make extra effort to manage businesses well, control costs

Anti-deprivation rule valid under Canadian common law: SCC

Anti-deprivation rule valid under Canadian common law: SCC

Test for application of the rule is effects-based and not purpose-based, majority finds

How female lawyers are redefining success

How female lawyers are redefining success

Canadian Law Awards panel moderator King cites more female-led litigation teams, near parity on SCC

COVID’s impact on family law

COVID’s impact on family law

More custody battles, domestic violence and higher divorces rates are the results of the pandemic

Retroactive child support can be ordered even after child is an adult: SCC

Retroactive child support can be ordered even after child is an adult: SCC

High court affirms intent of B.C. Family Law Act