“The police want to interview me. What do I do?”

"The police want to interview me in a criminal investigation. What should I do?" Many times a month, our lawyers get calls from terrified people telling us that [...]

By | 2017-10-23T19:26:33+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

Deportation and conditional sentences: the case of Tran vs. Canada

Deportation, appeals, and conditional sentences as "terms of imprisonment" - the case of Tran vs. Canada In 2013, Than Tam Tran, was convicted of producing marijuana contrary to Controlled [...]

By | 2017-10-19T18:25:48+00:00 October 19th, 2017|

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|

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|

The case of Bradshaw: hearsay, gun shots, and reliability.

The Supreme Court of Canada has made it clear: hearsay is presumptively inadmissible (or so I heard...) The case of Bradshaw. Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada released [...]

By | 2017-07-01T06:52:32+00:00 June 30th, 2017|