Top 5 Tips for a Productive and Efficient Initial Consultation

Blog Post
January 23, 2020
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An initial consultation with a lawyer can be an overwhelming experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Most people don’t know what to expect, or how to prepare. The following tips will help you get ready, making your first meeting less daunting, but also more productive. 1. Send Documents in Advance as Soon as Possible… Read more »

FLA Claims Cannot Be Brought After the Limitation Period…Or Can They?

Article
January 22, 2020
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Nelligan Law gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Grace Tran, Student-at-Law in writing this article. Accidents can completely change one’s life. But they can also change your loved ones’ lives. The Family Law Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F.3 (“FLA”) acknowledges this reality at section 61. FLA s.61 allows spouses, siblings, children, grandchildren, parents, and grandparents to… Read more »

Get Out of Town! What to consider when purchasing travel insurance, Part 2

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January 20, 2020
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This article was originally published in the October 2019 edition of 55+ Magazine. Check out Part 1 here. Accuracy and precision in completing the application for travel insurance is crucial. Purchasing travel insurance can be a quick process. Many of us complete the application online through a series of clicks on our phone or computer…. Read more »

Get Out of Town! What to consider when purchasing travel insurance, Part 1

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January 17, 2020
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This article was originally published in the October 2019 edition of 55+ Magazine. Find Part 2 of this article here! Whether you are a snowbird travelling down south for the winter, crossing the border to shop, hopping the pond to spend a week in Europe or making the long flight to Asia or Australia, obtaining… Read more »

Family sues provincial government for alleged inappropriate care of inmate

Article
January 14, 2020
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Samantha Piercey died alone in her cell on May 26, 2018 while held in remand at the Newfoundland and Labrador Correctional Centre for Women in Clarenville. She was 28 years old at the time of her death and left behind two children. Samantha’s mother Lisa Piercey has searched tirelessly for answers to explain her daughter’s… Read more »

When can former employees file a grievance?

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January 13, 2020
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On October 4, 2019, the Federal Court of Appeal (“FCA”) ruled that former employees cannot file a grievance if the material facts giving rise to the grievance did not occur while the person was an employee. Although this sounds like a straight-forward ruling, certain circumstances can muddy the waters. This is what happened in Canada… Read more »

Peter Cronyn interviewed CBC Ottawa

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January 9, 2020
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Peter Cronyn recently discussed regulatory oversight gaps with CBC Ottawa as they relate to the Dr. Barwin class action. Read the full article here. Listen to an audio clip of the interview here. For more information on the class action against Dr. Barwin on behalf of his former patients and their children, visit our dedicated Class… Read more »

See You Never: The Rise of “Ghosting” in the Workplace

Blog Post
January 9, 2020
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Author: Heather Nellis, Paralegal Perhaps you’ve been on a date recently that you thought went well, only for days and weeks to trickle by without ever hearing from the person as promised. Maybe you’re reached out to them, and your calls and text messages are repeatedly going unanswered. If this hasn’t happened to you personally,… Read more »

Labour decision sobering reminder about limits of federal whistleblower protection

Article
January 8, 2020
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Nelligan O’Brien Payne gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Kris Ade, Student-at-Law, in writing this blog post. In August 2019, the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board released its decision in the firing of an employment insurance (“EI”) fraud investigator who leaked confidential information to the media. In Therrien v Deputy Head (Department of… Read more »