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 »

Nelligan O’Brien Payne Holiday Hours

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December 6, 2019
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Please note our hours for the upcoming holiday season. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday! Monday, December 23rd: closed Tuesday, December 24th: closed Wednesday, December 25th: closed Thursday, December 26th: closed Friday, December 27th: closed Monday, December 30th: open 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Tuesday, December 31st: open 8:30 am to 5:30 pm… Read more »

Nine Nelligan O’Brien Payne lawyers included in the 2020 Best Lawyers™ list

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August 22, 2019
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Best Lawyers™ has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 75 countries. Lawyers on The Best Lawyers… Read more »

Adoption and non-spousal relationships: Marta’s groundbreaking case

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September 20, 2018
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Earlier this week, a ground-breaking decision was released that involved our very own Marta Siemiarczuk. Marta assisted two women in a non-romantic relationship to apply to adopt a foster child in their care. She successfully argued that this law is discriminatory and infringed their rights guaranteed under section 15 of the Charter.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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June 15, 2018
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Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), a time to recognize a global social issue that affects the health and human rights of millions of older persons around the world. Communities around the world use this day to raise the visibility of elder abuse, by sharing information about abuse and neglect and promoting the resources and services that increase seniors’ safety and well-being. Lawyers and staff at Nelligan O’Brien Payne wore purple today in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Surrogacy – Erin Lepine Writes for the Law Times

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May 8, 2018
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Family and Fertility lawyer Erin Lepine has written an article for the latest issue of Law Times, called “Stop the commercialization of surrogacy”. The article discusses the push by Anthony Housefather, chair of the House of Commons justice committee, to decriminalize payment in surrogacy, egg donation and sperm donation arrangements in Canada. Erin argues that the commercialization of surrogacy would violate a number of core Canadian values.

Peter Cronyn Featured in Lawyers Daily Article – Part 1

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May 7, 2018
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Peter Cronyn was featured in a Lawyers Daily article this week, called “Wrongful impregnation of patients with fertility doctors’ own sperm raises novel criminal law questions, experts say”. It is the first in a two-part series. The piece looks at the legal implications of misconduct in fertility treatment, and discusses Dr Norman Barwin, the fertility doctor who is alleged to have inseminated patients with the wrong sperm, sometimes his own.