Dr. Barwin – Media Coverage

April 12, 2018
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The story of Dr. Norman Barwin and the allegations that he used his own sperm in his fertility practice has been widely reported. It is testament to what a devastating story it is, and how life-changing for the patients and children involved. The class action against Dr. Barwin has made news not only in Canada, but around the world. Below are some selected articles.

The Barwin Babies: A CTV W5 Investigation

April 5, 2018
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In 2016, Nelligan O’Brien Payne commenced a class action law suit against Dr. Norman Barwin who allegedly used his own sperm to impregnate up to 11 patients seeking fertility treatments at his clinic, the Broadview Fertility Clinic. CTV’s W5 investigated this story, and it will air on Saturday, April 7th at 7pm.

Congratulations Pam MacEachern!

March 29, 2018
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Congratulations to Pam MacEachern, this year’s recipient of the Ontario Bar Association’s Award of Excellence in the Promotion of Women’s Equality!

A Tale of Two Traitors – Peter Cronyn on CBC’s The Fifth Estate

March 19, 2018
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In 1984, James Morrison was charged with selling state secrets. John Nelligan represented Mr. Morrison in the trial, with assistance from Peter Cronyn. James Morrison first appeared on CBC’s The Fifth Estate back in 1983, and the program circled back to the story last week. Peter Cronyn was interviewed for the episode.

Happy Chinese New Year 2018 – Year of the Dog!

February 16, 2018
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Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year. And 2018 is the Year of the Dog! People born in the Year of the Dog – birth years 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994 and 2006 – are characterised as sincere, reliable, considerate, intelligent, and hardworking. Nelligan O’Brien Payne’s Intellectual Property Group wishes you and your family health, happiness and prosperity for 2018.

Our New Partners

January 2, 2018
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We are happy to announce that as of January 1, 2018, Nelligan O’Brien Payne has four new partners.

The Changing Face of Legal Leadership in Ottawa

December 19, 2017
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Our chief operating officer, Mia Hempey, was featured in an article in Ottawa Business Journal’s HR Update publication this past November. The piece, titled “The Changing Face of Legal Leadership in Ottawa” features an interview with Mia regarding her role at the law firm, and how her forward thinking is changing the legal profession.

Jill Lewis interviewed on the CBC about extended parental leave

November 10, 2017
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Our very own Jill Lewis was interviewed yesterday by the CBC, discussing the changes to extended parental leave proposed in the 2017 Federal Budget. The proposal allows parents to take an extended parental leave of up to 18 months. The benefit rate for extended leave will be 33%, compared to the existing rate of 55% for 12 months.