Janice Payne awarded the OBA Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation

July 14, 2020
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Nelligan Law  is proud to announce that Janice Payne, partner, has been awarded the 2020 Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation by the Ontario Bar Association. Awarded once annually, the award recognizes the contributions and achievements of members of the Ontario Bar in civil litigation in one or more of the following areas: outstanding advocacy… Read more »

Nelligan O’Brien Payne Holiday Hours

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 »

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

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

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

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.