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2016 Thursday, December 8,

How to testify in Court: a witness’ guide to presenting credible evidence.

By |2017-07-04T14:05:29-04:00December 8th, 2016|

A witness' guide to credibility: what to know and what to avoid when testifying in Court. Testifying in Court can be a very stressful experience for any individual, this is especially so for [...]

2016 Saturday, September 24,

10 things to know before committing to a life of crime…

By |2017-04-06T12:13:27-04:00September 24th, 2016|

Thinking of becoming a criminal defence lawyer? 10 things to know: When we think of the question "What makes a criminal defence lawyer really good?" thoughts of dramatic movie cross-examinations come to mind. Or perhaps the [...]

2016 Wednesday, May 4,

The sound and fury of cross-examination. 10 basic tips to winning your next trial.

By |2017-05-29T16:17:47-04:00May 4th, 2016|

10 rules of cross-examination in criminal trials There are few topics in the law written on as extensively as cross-examination.  Cross-examination is to a lawyer as is the breakaway shot [...]

2016 Tuesday, February 16,

In defence of the Crown: the case of Ghomeshi.

By |2017-04-06T12:16:34-04:00February 16th, 2016|

In defence of the Crown: the case of Ghomeshi. The Ghomeshi case has come to end. Aside from the presiding judge, no one can be sure what verdicts lie ahead for him. Notwithstanding, this hasn't [...]

2013 Sunday, March 3,

The impropriety of commenting on the veracity of another witness: R. v. R.H. Ont.C.A. (2013)

By |2017-06-22T12:55:23-04:00March 3rd, 2013|

It's improper to ask an accused to comment on why a victim would lie, the case of R. v. R.H. Yesterday the Court of Appeal of Ontario released the judgment R. v. R.H. which reversed [...]

2012 Thursday, December 20,

The case of R. v. N.S. The Supreme Court of Canada Rules on Niqab in Court

By |2016-10-24T11:59:18-04:00December 20th, 2012|

R. v. N.S.: A person does not have an absolute right to wear a niqab when testifying in court in Canada. Today the Supreme Court of Canada released the highly controversial decision of R. v. [...]

2012 Thursday, November 1,

An honest witness can still be wrong: frailties of demeanour evidence

By |2016-10-24T11:59:19-04:00November 1st, 2012|

An honest mistaken witness can still be wrong: the example of historical sexual assault allegations. In preparing and researching my submissions in an historical sexual assault trial, I came across the recent Court of Appeal [...]