What Fraud Victims Should Know About a Fraudster’s Obligation to Account

by icpc May 18, 2016 Finance

Victims of fraud often ask us whether a fraudster can be ordered by a Canadian Court to account for what the fraudster did with their money so that they may attempt to recover it from those who received it. Other times, victims of fraud just want an explanation. Last week an Ontario Court released its […]

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5 Controversial Legal Proposals Expected in the Queen’s Speech

by Emma Flood Curated Media May 17, 2016 Law

The Queen’s speech is taking place on Wednesday 18th May and could contain some highly controversial proposals. David Cameron has been warned not to bring up too many controversial plans by former health secretary Lord Lansley, whose opinion is supported by a leading thinktank. But will the Prime Minister heed this warning? This post looks […]

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Breaking down Second Home Stamp Duty

by Taylor Rose TTKW April 21, 2016 Property

The new second home stamp duty land tax rates came into effect on April 1st 2016 and changed how the amount of tax those who are purchasing a buy to let property or a second home will pay. At a basic level, this change increases stamp duty payments by 3% and is applicable on any […]

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Panama Papers – New Legislation will be a Taxing Task for Legislators

by Emma Flood Curated Media April 13, 2016 Tax evasion

In light of the Panama papers scandal, David Cameron has announced that parliament will fast-track legislation making it a criminal offence for companies to fail to prevent staff assisting in tax evasion, but how will this work? This post looks at the similar provisions in the Bribery Act 2010 to assess the likely success of […]

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Legal Murder? The Oddity of the Yellowstone Zone of Death

by burkejaskot March 29, 2016 Criminal Law

Yellowstone National Park is a beautiful nature preserve that is protected by the government to maintain the wilderness.  The park actually spans four states: Utah, Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho.  Unfortunately, the jurisdiction of the park is murky and difficult to parse out for the legal matters that arise in the park.  When four states are […]

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Car Parks – A Grey Area? Private Parking & The Law

by Emma Flood Curated Media March 23, 2016 Law

One of the most commonly misunderstood areas of the law is that which pertains to parking. Two recent news stories have drawn attention to parking and the law, both raising important misconceptions about the law in the public eye. Are parking fines enforceable? Can you challenge a parking fine? Who can use parent and child […]

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Shoplifting: America’s #1 Property Crime

by Lauren Ray March 23, 2016 Business

With over 35 years of experience, Price Gun has recently conducted research about shoplifting, learning that more than 13 billion dollars of items are stolen from retailers each year. Check out the infographic with much more information about shoplifting which you can find below.

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Top 8 Reasons for Divorce in the UK

by Vincents Solicitors March 22, 2016 Divorce

Deciding to divorce your partner is never an easy decision to make; and a lot of people do not realise that a lot of reasons they want to divorce their partner are not classified as ‘Grounds for Divorce’ in England and Wales, but what are the most popular reasons people cite when they first decide […]

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What Fraud Victims Should Know About Class and Group Actions

by icpc March 4, 2016 Business Law

Victims of fraud often ask us whether they should proceed by way of their own private action, a group action or a class action. The issue often comes down to a question of economics (both for the fraud victims and the law firm being asked to represent them) and litigation strategy. This blog post provides […]

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What do VTech’s controversial new terms and conditions mean for customers?

by Wayne Beynon February 28, 2016 Law

Last week, cybersecurity experts and national media called on parents to boycott – or at least be extremely cautious of – Vtech’s electronic toys, in the wake of their newly released terms and conditions of use. Following the widely reported hacking scandal that took place in November last year, VTech – manufacturers of child-friendly technology […]

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Three Ways to Prove Negligence in Nursing Homes

by Winburn Bequette February 6, 2016 Law

Nursing home abuse and neglect cases are common and, unfortunately, these are serious issues people throughout the country have to deal with daily. In fact, the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program has reported that 10 percent of its complaints nationwide involve allegations of gross neglect, and about 27 percent involve concerns about inadequate care. Nursing homes […]

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Top 7 Reasons Your US Visa May Get Denied

by burkejaskot February 5, 2016 Immigration Law

Visas are an important way to enter the United States and to stay in the country for an extended period of time.  If you live in a country other than the US, you will need a visa to work in the country, receive medical care, or stay for an extended time with relatives.  Unfortunately, there […]

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Employee messaging, technology and the erosion of privacy?

by Matthew Pollock February 4, 2016 Employment Law

For reasons that shouldn’t be mysterious, many of us find the idea of our employers reading through our personal messages a little discomforting. The freedom to send the odd message from work to a friend or loved one, with the expectation that its contents remain private, is widely considered a vital one in an age […]

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Happy ‘Divorce Day’ or is it? (Re First Working Day in January)

by Linzi Perriman January 9, 2016 Divorce

“Divorce Day” is a term commonly banded about by the media which refers to the first working day of the New Year when family lawyers receive the highest number of new enquiries. It is often reported that January is the month when most couples decide to divorce, commonly due to the stresses and strains that […]

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Bannatyne Divorce: honesty is the best policy

by Legal Author December 23, 2015 Divorce

Despite attempts to conceal the news, it has come to light that former Dragon’s Den star, Duncan Bannatyne, misled the Family Court by giving false evidence during his second divorce in 2012. The I’m a Celebrity star thought to be worth £187m made false declarations over the value of a severance package drawn up for […]

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Divorce in slight decline as more people cohabit

by Linzi Perriman December 23, 2015 Cohabitation

At the end of November the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released annual statistics on divorces that took place in England and Wales in 2013. They found that divorce rates dropped 2.9% in 2013 where 114,720 divorces were granted compared to 118,140 in 2012. These statistics follow a general decline in the number of divorces […]

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Form E Financial blunder – Divorce legal practice update

by Linzi Perriman December 23, 2015 Divorce

Form E Financial blunder On Friday it was announced that Nicola Matheson-Durrant, a McKenzie Friend with the Family Law Clinic based in Berkshire, spotted a software glitch on Tuesday with the Ministry of Justice Financial Statement, known as Form E. Matheson-Durrant reported the fault to the Ministry of Justice who have now corrected the software. […]

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What Fraud Victims Should Know About Recovery Through Securities Regulators – Problems with Relying on OSC Disgorgement Orders

by icpc November 26, 2015 Finance
Toronto Fraud Lawyers

On October 26, 2015, the Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights (FAIR Canada) held an “Investment Recovery Conference” with the Osgoode Hall Law School entitled “Public & Private Securities Enforcement: Improving Recovery for Harmed Investors.” The Conference held panel discussions on such topics as the ”Relationship Between Public Regulatory Enforcement and Private Securities Class […]

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How to Protect your Ideas with a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

by Kristina.Jay November 26, 2015 Business Law

As the old saying goes, ideas are as free as the wind, but that doesn’t mean that once you’ve got a brilliant one you’ll just have to go about making it happen without any means of guarding it in the meantime. Just like copyrighting can protect the expression of an idea and patents are meant […]

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Family Law Dispute Resolution Week 2015 – Good Practice Principles for Amicable Resolution

by Emma Flood Curated Media November 25, 2015 Family Law

Resolution, formerly known as The Solicitors Family Law Association (SFLA), is holding the fourth Family Dispute Resolution Week from 23-27 November this year. The aim behind this week is to raise awareness of alternatives to going to court for separating couples and families, and to provide advice and support for families facing this situation. This […]

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EEOC: NYC Systematically Discriminates Against Minority Women

by Levine and Blit November 19, 2015 Employment Law

A finding by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in response to a 2013 complaint on behalf of more than 1,000 current and former city workers by Local 1180 of the Communication Workers of America has found that New York City has spent the past decades discriminating against entry-level black and Hispanic female employees.  The […]

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A Practical Guide to Cohabitation Agreements

by Muna Saleem November 19, 2015 Cohabitation

The Marriage Foundation recently conducted research that indicates almost 52% of teens and 20-year-olds in the UK do not intend to marry. 2011 census figures identify more than 6.5 million people currently living in cohabiting relationships, and with only a quarter of couples who move in together seeing it as an active step towards marriage, […]

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How to Design a Solid Privacy and Data Protection Programme

by marcus evans October 30, 2015 Data Protection Law

Interview with: Joao Torres Barreiro, Associate VP & Chief Data Protection Officer, HCL Technologies What do organisations need to know about the changes the EU General Data Protection Regulation will bring? This regulation will change the power dynamics between companies, data protection authorities and data subjects, which are the customers. It will also radically transform […]

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The Link App – a communication tool for modern lawyers

by Lauren Riley October 20, 2015 Law firm management

As a lawyer you want to work to the best of your abilities for your clients and to achieve the best outcome on their matters. I know this because I am a lawyer too. This requires a lot of working hours and concentration. Part of that is to keep your clients up to date about […]

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Changes affecting Insolvency Practitioners and Directors

by Stephen Downie October 16, 2015 Business Law

Regulations have introduced the key provisions of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (“the Act”) as regards its affect on Directors and Insolvency Practitioners.  This introduces very important changes which will have a considerable impact on Directors and the position of Insolvency Practitioners acting as Administrators or Liquidators. The key changes are addressed below. 1.  Insolvency Practitioners – a […]

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