What should I do before buying a franchise?

Buying a franchise is an attractive way of starting a business, as the franchisee is able to utilize the business methods and support offered by the franchisor, including trademarks, marketing strategies, accounting systems, procurement channels, etc.

I was struck by an automobile while riding my bicycle.

I was struck by an automobile while riding my bicycle.  Can I receive compensation?

If I am involved in a corporation with other shareholders, should we have a Shareholders' Agreement?

If I am involved in a corporation with other shareholders, should we have a Shareholders’ Agreement?

Jeffrey Manishen - a dedicated advocate in criminal law

Hamilton criminal lawyer Jeffrey Manishen has dedicated more than 30 years of his career to defending people charged with murder and other offences, working as a strong advocate for his clients.

Both parents are entitled to receiving information on their children.

I am a parent, the other parent doesn’t give me any information about my child. Am I entitled to information?

Wrongful death due to negligence - there is compensation for family members

My loved one died suddenly and tragically as a result of the negligence of another person.  Do I have a claim?

Physician assisted dying: following guidelines from the courts and colleges

Andrew Spurgeon says doctors should follow guidelines set by medical colleges and provincial courts on physician-assisted dying as it's unlikely Ottawa will have legislation in time for the court-imposed June 6 deadline.

Jeffrey R, Manishen on the Ghomeshi verdict

Jeffrey R. Manishen weighs in on the Jian Ghomeshi verdict.

I am renewing my automobile insurance. What questions should I ask my broker?

Insurance brokers have an obligation to explain the types of coverages available to you so that you can make an informed decision. Insurance policies should not be treated with a one size fits all approach. There are optional benefits available that will provide additional benefits and higher level financial compensation if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident. The insurance coverage you are buying should fit your specific needs. 

March is fraud prevention month. Don't be a victim

Many partnerships and small corporations are often victims of fraud when there are not enough checks in their accounting systems.