2021 Tuesday, March 2,

No, People Aren’t Getting off Easy: The Law of NCR in Canada

By |2021-03-03T01:36:27+00:00March 2nd, 2021|

No, People Aren’t Getting off Easy: The Defence of Not-Criminally Responsible (NCR) in Canada Whenever a high-profile case results in a verdict of not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder (NCR), outrage [...]

2019 Tuesday, April 23,

The culture of complacency in criminal court

By |2019-08-12T22:52:11+00:00April 23rd, 2019|

“Tim, meet Justice system. Justice system, meet some guy and his lawyer.” A few weeks ago, “Tim” (not his real name) approached our firm to represent him on serious criminal allegations. He was [...]

2018 Thursday, December 20,

Heather’s Legal Summaries: R v Mohamed, 2018 ONCA 966

By |2018-12-20T09:19:20+00:00December 20th, 2018|

Heather's Legal Summaries: R v Mohamed, 2018 ONCA 966 The “Cumulative Hearsay” Issue R v Mohamed is an Ontario Court of Appeal decision delivered by Strathy C.J.O., Watt and [...]

2018 Friday, December 14,

Heather’s Legal Summaries: R v Boudreault, 2018 SCC 58

By |2018-12-15T10:22:38+00:00December 14th, 2018|

Heather's Legal Summaries: The case of R v Boudreault, 2018 SCC 58 Victim Fine Surcharges Today, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in four cases, heard together as R v Boudreault, 2018 [...]

2018 Monday, November 5,

“Kill the fax machine!”: Lawyers on Promoting Efficiency in Criminal Courts

By |2020-12-01T14:58:51+00:00November 5th, 2018|

"Kill the fax machine!" Lawyers on Promoting Efficiency in Criminal Courts On October 24, 2018, Sean Robichaud tweeted at lawyers asking the following question: “Lawyers, if you had the power to change one [...]