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August 30, 2016: Marcia Oliver speaking at OBA Young Lawyers Division event
Posted on: August 23rd, 2016 by

Marcia Oliver will be at the Ontario Bar Association Young Lawyers Division’s conference “Expert Advice on Launching Your Legal Career: I Have My  Law Degree, Now What?” to be held in London, Ontario on August 30, 2016.  Marcia is chairing a panel discussion on life after articling and touching on topics including opening a practice,

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Are Restrictive Covenants in Restraint of Trade Enforceable: Sometimes
Posted on: June 3rd, 2016 by

The Ontario Court of Appeal’s recent decision in MEDIchair LP reminds me of how difficult it can be for a lawyer to answer the question: Do you think this noncompetition agreement is enforceable?

Unintended Consequences: Schnier v. Canada (Attorney General), 2016 ONCA 5
Posted on: May 3rd, 2016 by

On January 6, 2016, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Schnier v. Canada (Attorney General), addressing the question of whether a bankrupt’s personal income tax debt under appeal constitutes “personal income tax debt” as that phrase is used in the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (“BIA”).

Does the Court’s decision create a situation where personal income tax debt

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Construction Lien Act Review Process
Posted on: May 3rd, 2016 by

Aon Risk Solutions Construction Lien Act Review Process

Aon, in partnership with the London and District Construction Association (LDCA), was pleased to sponsor a breakfast meeting for its construction clients and LDCA members on November 25, 2015. This meeting was held to discuss Ontario’s Construction Lien Act review process that is currently underway.

The informative and

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April 14, 2016: Marcia Oliver speaking at OBA YLD Mentor Round Table
Posted on: March 22nd, 2016 by

Marcia Oliver will be at the Ontario Bar Association Young Lawyer Division (Southwest) Mentor Round Table Discussion and Beer Tasting event to be held at Toboggan Brewery in London, Ontario.

For more information or to register see the OBA page here.

March 9, 2016: Marcia Oliver speaking at LSUC Construction Lien Essentials 2016
Posted on: March 2nd, 2016 by

Marcia Oliver will be at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s “Practice Gems: Construction Lien Essentials 2016” to be held in Toronto, Ontario on March 9, 2016.

For more information or to register see the LSUC page.

Feb 25, 2016: Jim LeBer leading ORBA Road Builder Academy Workshop (Ottawa)
Posted on: February 5th, 2016 by

Jim LeBer will be leading another Advocates full day workshop for the ORBA Road Builder Academy in Ottawa speaking again about all aspects of advancing and pursuing disputed claims for compensation under the MTO contract documents with the new Referee provisions.

Feb 18, 2016: Advocates LLP leading ORBA Road Builder Academy Workshop (Toronto)
Posted on: February 5th, 2016 by

The team of Jim LeBer, David Swift, Angelo D’Ascanio and Kyle MacLean will be leading a full day workshop in Toronto for the Ontario Road Builders Association Road Builder Academy speaking about all aspects of identifying, notifying, preparing and presenting claims under the MTO contract documents, and addressing the impact of

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Feb 01, 2016: Jim LeBer Speaking at the 90th Ontario Road Builders Association Convention
Posted on: February 1st, 2016 by

Jim LeBer will be speaking at the 89th Ontario Road Builders Association Convention in Toronto on the topic of Dispute Resolution – particularly focusing upon resolving disputed claims with MTO under the new General Condition 3.14 Issue Resolution Procedures with the pending new Referee provisions which are being introduced for the first time in

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Paved With Good Intentions: Ensuring Payments Comply with CLA Trust Provisions
Posted on: January 5th, 2016 by

The decision of the Ontario Superior Court in Robert Nicholson Construction Co. v. Edgecon Construction Inc. underscores the importance of ensuring that payments by owners and contractors to their subcontractors or suppliers are made in compliance with the trust provisions of the Construction Lien Act. Payments made to a third party outside of the

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