During the month of April, 2014, Canadian Defence Lawyers (CDL, Canada’s voice of civil litigation defence lawyers) surveyed its Ontario membership in order to identify areas of unnecessary conflict between plaintiff and defence lawyers in personal injury litigation. CDL will be participating as a stakeholder in a consultation by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA, Ontario’s leading association of plaintiff-side personal injury lawyers) in its campaign to improve standards and civility in personal injury litigation. CDL Board member and Gilbertson Davis LLP lawyer Lee Akazaki has been asked to represent the defence bar in this worthwhile project. OTLA has embarked on this project after recognizing that professional lapses are an impediment to client service. Because of the pool of lawyers surveyed, respondents were more likely to complain about plaintiffs lawyers than fellow defence lawyers. Nevertheless, we intentionally inserted a third question in order to elicit constructive self-criticism. That OTLA has … Read More
The expansion of our commercial litigation practice and the broadening of our traditional insurance defense and insurance litigation practice, together with the further development of our website, make it a perfect time for us to launch this blog. Many of our lawyers are seasoned legal bloggers and some have their own legal blogs, but we present here at the Gilbertson Davis LLP blog a place where the diverse interests of our lawyers in the development of the laws of Ontario and Canada can be expressed. We invite you to visit the News and Events page of our website – which describes some of the longer articles and publications our lawyers have authored. The posts on this this are intended to be brief informational articles on recent developments in the law of Ontario and Canada. They are short summaries of recent cases and legislation which are of interest to our lawyers and we … Read More
On March 26, 2014, David Alderson, lawyer with Gilbertson Davis LLP was the Chair / Moderator of Osgoode Hall Law School’s webinar entitled Summary Judgment in the Supreme Court of Canada: Hryniak v Mauldin and Its Implications. The panelists were the Honourable Justice David M. Brown, Superior Court of Justice (Ontario), Professor Janet Walker, Osgoode Hall Law School and Cynthia B. Kuehl, Lerners LLP. A link to the agenda of the Osgoode PD Webinar Summary Judgment in the Supreme Court of Canada: Hryniak v Mauldin and Its Implications is here. David Alderson was one of the counsel for the successful respondents in the Supreme Court of Canada. The related Gilbertson Davis LLP Practice Area is described here.
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