Cases explore police role in connecting accused with counsel.

Several recent Ontario decisions may not only change the way in which police inform accused persons of how they can exercise the right to counsel in accordance with the Charter, but also how police may have to help implement that right, Hamilton criminal lawyer Jeffrey Manishen writes in The Lawyer’s Daily.

TTC Decision not a license to drug test for employers.

 An Ontario court has ruled that Toronto's public transit agency is allowed to randomly test its employees for drug and alcohol use.

Employers should think twice before offering an alternative position instead of terminating an employee.

Most often when a workplace is being reorganized and a position eliminated, the person filling that role is simply terminated. Sometimes, however, there is a twist.

When a union member has the right to hire a lawyer.

Question: I worked in a large food processing plant for eight years before I was terminated. As a result of a degenerative back condition, my doctor limited how much weight I could lift at any given time.

My divorce lawyer was joking and friendly with my ex’s lawyer at family court. Should I be worried?

NO! You are probably going to benefit from this positive relationship and communication.

Hamiltonian Abradjian at home in the courtroom

Hamilton commercial litigation lawyer Mark Abradjian takes great satisfaction in seeing his firm grow at the same time his hometown is experiencing an overall boom.

Auto Insurance Renewal

It is time to renew my automobile insurance.  Do I need to purchase optional insurance benefits?
 
 

The Highway Traffic Act Protects Drivers and Pedestrians

It is up to both drivers and pedestrians to keep everyone safe on Ontario roads.

Why is there a mortgage registered against my property when I know that I paid off my mortgage years ago?

When acting for Sellers, one of the first things I ask is whether or not there are any mortgages registered against their property.

My child is a beneficiary to an estate, what do I do?

If there is a Will, you should speak with the Estate Trustee and see if the Will states what should happen to your child’s inheritance.