In late March, the Supreme Court of Canada released a decision that is proving to be a welcome reinforcement of the reasonable expectation of privacy for Canadians in their use of text messaging service
In McNamee v. McNamee (2011 ONCA 533), the Ontario Court of Appeal considered whether common shares received pursuant to an estate freeze qualified as a gift and were thus exempt from a spouse’s net family property.
As the legal industry becomes increasingly competitive, legal service providers must expand outside their comfort zones and take a more aggressive – and smarter – approach to marketing. While traditional media relations, websites, advertisements and brochures have become standard components of a firm’s marketing plan, many legal professionals are slow to incorporate one of the most dynamic and cost-effective tools available to them – social media.
Mergers are tactics that should support a law firm’s strategy. But some firms fall into the trap of using mergers as a substitute for strategy. Before you grow your firm, make sure you know what you hope to achieve.
You've worked long and hard to earn your comfortable chair. It is probably so well made that you can sit in it for the entire day. Clients probably like it. Maybe your staff does too.