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Advocates LLP News
Posted on: August 28th, 2020 by

Advocates LLP congratulates lawyers Marcia Oliver, David Swift, Angelo D’Ascanio and Jeff Van Bakel upon their decision to pursue their unique litigation practices together at general services London law firm starting October 1.

Advocates LLP, a litigation boutique firm, continues to pursue its core business of delivering innovative solutions to complex Construction disputes for some of

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Marcia Oliver – OBA Award of Excellence Recipient for 2020
Posted on: May 22nd, 2020 by

Advocates LLP is extremely pleased to share the news that Marcia Oliver has been awarded the Ontario Bar Association Construction and Infrastructure Law Award of Excellence. Congratulations Marcia!

A short Q&A with Marcia can be found here.

COVID-19: Managing Project Delays and Claims
Posted on: March 23rd, 2020 by

Executive Alert:  Advocates LLP argues that Notice of Delay given now and tied to Ontario’s March 17 declaration of a State of Emergency and related MOH social distancing directives – may allow you access to a compensable delay, rather than merely an excusable delay.

A PDF copy of this article may be downloaded here.

Overview

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Advocates LLP Congratulates Marcia Oliver on her Qualified Arbitrator Designation
Posted on: March 20th, 2020 by

Advocates LLP congratulates our partner Marcia Oliver on receiving her Qualified Arbitrator designation from the ADR Institute of Canada. Marcia is now accepting mediation and arbitration retainers for construction, infrastructure and professional liability matters and looks forward to assisting her colleagues and their clients with resolution of their disputes.

Advocates LLP is Growing
Posted on: September 10th, 2019 by

The firm is excited to announce that Enje Daniels has joined our team as an associate. Enje comes to the firm having received her law degree from Western’s Law School in June 2018. She also has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster. Having proven herself in the

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The Benefits of Learning to Skate Backwards as a Lawyer
Posted on: April 12th, 2019 by

One of my mentors used to say to me that to be a good lawyer
you needed to learn to skate backwards. The value of this metaphor is evident
from the Divisional Court’s decision in Basegmez[i]

In Basegmez: 3
partners/shareholders invested in an hotel and condo project; 1 of them was
responsible for day to day management; 
the other

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Minority Report: For Shareholders
Posted on: March 22nd, 2019 by

Minority
shareholders in a closely held private company are not gifted with the same
powers of foresight that Steven Spielberg granted John Anderton (a.k.a Tom
Cruise) and his ‘Pre-Crime’ unit in the 2002 seminal, futuristic crime-drama ‘Minority
Report’. Set in the year 2054, the Pre-Crime unit relied upon mutated humans
called “Precogs” who had an ability to visualize the future.

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What’s Oppression Got to Do With It?
Posted on: February 8th, 2019 by

Everything, as it turns out. Wilfred v. Dare is a cautionary tale of the consequences of forgetting that the OBCA does not provide for a ‘no fault’ corporate divorce. Does your shareholder agreement provide otherwise? You might want to check.

The Oppression Remedy Reaches Middle-Age – Reflections 44 Years Later
Posted on: January 30th, 2019 by

The statutory oppression remedy is the The Six Million Dollar Man of commercial litigation: a “better, stronger, faster” remedy for addressing oppressive shareholder conduct.

New Partners Join Advocates LLP
Posted on: January 14th, 2019 by

Advocates LLP is proud to announce that associate lawyers Jeff Van Bakel and Kyle MacLean have joined the firm as partners.

Kyle began working with us at the end of
his articling year. Since then he has consistently demonstrated his growing
skills, aptitude for innovation and sound judgment while working with our team
on all

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