Liberty lost: the failings of delegating bail hearings to Justices of the Peace in Ontario

How the delegation of bail hearings to Justices of the Peace has failed, and a judicial recalibration is required. Recently, the the CBC reported  that"Judges will be taking [...]

By | 2017-09-09T09:10:46+00:00 September 8th, 2017|

5 things I learned in my first weeks as a criminal defence lawyer

5 things I have learned in my first weeks as a defence lawyer Following my call to the Bar, I traded in my dogeared copy of the Rules [...]

By | 2017-09-08T10:34:49+00:00 September 8th, 2017|

What does “Care and Control” mean in Impaired Driving, Over 80, and DUI cases? 

What does "Care and Control" mean in Impaired Driving, Over 80, and DUI cases? "Drinking and Driving" In Canadian criminal law, there are two distinct offences [...]

By | 2017-08-29T09:35:37+00:00 August 28th, 2017|

The set-date system in Ontario needs change and here’s how…

Complacency starts in set-date Court. A solution on how small changes can have profound effects on delay. Today, across the Province of Ontario, hundreds of lawyers and thousands [...]

By | 2017-08-28T06:36:31+00:00 July 27th, 2017|

7 practical tips on digital evidence for lawyers. Protection, preservation, tracking, and privilege.

7 tips for lawyers on guarding privilege, protecting client rights, and tracking evidence in the digital age. When I was an articling student, my principal [...]

By | 2017-07-10T22:14:23+00:00 July 10th, 2017|