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Workplace transformation

  • December 01, 2013
  • Katya Hodge

In this article, which appeared in the November-December edition of National Magazine, Katya Hodge discusses the trend toward telecommuting, and whether it will ever really catch on in the legal world.

Communicating old-school

  • December 01, 2013
  • Jason Scott Alexander

While technology is being pushed as a shortcut to effective communication, sometimes you just can’t beat the old face-to-face conversation as a method of explaining complex or difficult information. Jason Alexander talks to lawyers who are using their voices to cut through the e-noise.

No privilege at the border

  • December 01, 2013
  • Doug Beazley

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak is amazed by how little many Canadians know about the power border officials have to seize documents covered by solicitor client-privilege. Doug Beazley takes a look at what’s covered and what’s not.

Tech resolutions for 2014

  • November 01, 2013
  • James Careless

Don’t look now, but 2013 is almost over. It might not be your style to make resolutions for yourself for the new year, but how about resolving to keep your firm in the latest tech fashion? James Careless offers up some suggestions.

Avoiding commercial mortgage fraud: ‘Sweat the small details’

  • May 01, 2013
  • Becky Rynor

While mortgage fraud itself is nothing new, even as recently as four years ago fraudsters concentrated on properties on the lower end of the price range. Recently, however, fraud involving higher-priced commercial properties has been happening more often. It’s bold, high-stakes and relatively easy to pull off, writes Becky Rynor.

Collective bargaining and the Canadian Competition Act

  • May 01, 2013
  • John Bodrug

A current investigation by the Canadian Competition Bureau into alleged illegal agreements by several concrete forming contractors in Toronto highlights the need to ensure that collective agreements comply with the Competition Act, writes John Bodrug, a partner with Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg in Toronto.

Lenders or pensioners – who’s ahead after Indalex?

  • February 01, 2013
  • Janice and George Mucalov, LL.B.

When a company’s fiscal going gets rough, the going gets particularly bumpy for people who had counted on their pension funds to see them smoothly into retirement and old age. When the Supreme Court decided in Indalex that some creditors had paramountcy, members of its underfunded pension plan were left out in the cold. Janice and George Mucalov discuss what the decision means. WATCH: Rachel Arbour of Hicks Morley's Toronto office discusses the Supreme Court of Canada's Indalex decision.

Canned spam: New rules cast an overly broad net, some say

  • February 01, 2013
  • Janice and George Mucalov

Canada has passed its Anti-Spam Act – good news for those of us whose inboxes are overflowing with junk mail. But as Janice Tibbetts reports, critics say the net it casts is too broad, and that a lot of seemingly innocuous communications from legitimate businesses will get caught along with the putative Nigerian princes and the purveyors of anatomical enhancers.