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Reasonable expectation of privacy in voyeurism crime in Canada: the case of Jarvis

October 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Reasonable expectations of privacy in voyeurism cases under the Canadian Criminal Code: London's case of R. v. Jarvis. The Ontario Court of Appeal released a decision today upholding the acquittal of a London [...]

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

September 8th, 2017|0 Comments

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 over bail hearings at two [...]

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

September 8th, 2017|0 Comments

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 of Civil Procedure, turned my [...]

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

August 28th, 2017|0 Comments

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 that constitute what is colloquially [...]

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

July 27th, 2017|0 Comments

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 of unrepresented accused will waste [...]

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

July 10th, 2017|0 Comments

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 Jack Pinkofsky used to always [...]

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R. v. Alex – Lawful demands and evidentiary shortcuts in over 80 cases

July 6th, 2017|0 Comments

R. v. Alex: the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling that lawful demands are not required in over 80 cases. The Supreme Court has now made it clear, through their judgment in R. v. [...]

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

June 30th, 2017|0 Comments

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 their decision of R. v. Bradshaw and [...]