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Advocates’ Lawyers Recognized by their Peers
Posted on: September 15th, 2021 by

The firm congratulates partners Kyle MacLean and Jim LeBer upon being recognized through the annual peer review survey process of Best Lawyers Canada. Kyle has been recognized by lawyers practicing Construction litigation, through Best Lawyers’ peer survey process, the results of which were released this month. We know how our client’s feel about Kyle’s skill

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New Decision Brings Clarity to Road Builders for Reviews of a Referee’s Decision Under MTO’s Dispute Resolution Procedures
Posted on: February 1st, 2021 by

A recent decision by Justice Steel in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has brought some much-needed clarity for road building contractors seeking to uphold (or overturn) an interim-binding decision of a referee under MTO’s dispute resolution procedures.

Advocates LLP is on the Move
Posted on: January 20th, 2021 by

The team at Advocates LLP is excited to be moving to a new purpose-built office space in London’s historic Selby Building, on “Richmond Row” a few blocks north of our current location.

The Selby Building was constructed in 1930 as a commercial / industrial building for the Selby Shoe company of Portsmouth Ohio. In 1939

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New Partner Joins Advocates LLP
Posted on: January 11th, 2021 by

Advocates LLP is proud to announce that associate lawyer Eric Grigg has joined the firm as a partner.

Eric joined the firm just over four years ago, as an associate. Since that time he has proven himself to be an outstanding advocate, appearing on our client’s matters in motions court, at arbitration, in

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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 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.

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