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UPDATE: Administrative dismissals of SCJ civil, family and Small Claims Court matters resume May 13

Please note that administrative dismissals resume on May 13, 2024, for Superior Court civil, Small Claims Court, Divisional Court, and family matters. The contents of this notice only address Superior Court civil actions. Which Superior Court civil actions will be dismissed? Unless appropriate steps are taken, Superior Court civil actions are subject to be administratively… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation

Vacant Home Tax: Is your client buying or selling?

Several regions in Ontario have introduced or are contemplating the introduction of a vacant home/unit tax (VHT). The failure to file a declaration of occupancy status (“VHT declaration”) has led to complications for both sellers and buyers. If homeowners fail to submit the VHT declaration by the stipulated deadline, the property is presumed vacant. This… Read More »

Categories: Online Only, Real Estate

Unlocking Real Estate Wisdom (2024)

Join us as we provide a practical summary of recent legislative developments impacting the industry, ID verification rules and procedures, the CRA’s new trust reporting rules, legal advice for bare trustees, and essential tax considerations impacting real estate practitioners.

Categories: CPD

Repairing potential losses in 2023

When LAWPRO is quickly alerted to potential claims, we can often rectify the problem, and prevent loss and further lawsuits from arising. Our counsel know how to best address issues such as withdrawing admissions, rectification of trusts, extending the time to set a matter down for trial, and other repairable matters. Here are a few… Read More »

Categories: 2024 April - Year in Review 2023

Defending lawyers in court in 2023

Despite any attempts to resolve claims without litigation, sometimes court is inevitable. Every year, LAWPRO steps in to defend licensees from unwarranted lawsuits and accusations. Below are a few examples of defences successfully advanced by LAWPRO in 2023 on behalf of insureds. Sale of business and contract dispute – Alleged failure to flag contractual ambiguity… Read More »

Categories: 2024 April - Year in Review 2023

Building our community in 2023

Corporate Social Responsibility at LAWPRO is informed by a spirit of community and accountability, while acknowledging that we are governed and profoundly shaped by our unique role as the provider of the primary professional liability insurance program for lawyers in Ontario. Supporting our future legal community LAWPRO’s efforts and activities to support law students included… Read More »

Categories: 2024 April - Year in Review 2023

Moving forward with TitlePLUS

TitlePLUS was completely reengineered in 2021 with new features, policy wording, pricing structure, and website. Since the launch of the “new” TitlePLUS, it continues to evolve, add integrations, and process improvements while providing unmatched comprehensive coverage that is fast and easy to use. 2023 saw some big developments for TitlePLUS including a new leader who… Read More »

Categories: 2024 April - Year in Review 2023, Uncategorized

How to ensure you have secure funds

[Updated May 14, 2024] Article highlights: 1.For funds to be truly irrevocable, you need a PCRN. Anything else is a risk. 2.Financial institutions that have adopted the Uniform Treatment of Wire Payments have agreed to treat “On-Us” funds (e.g. when the payee and the payor are at different branches of the same financial institution) as… Read More »

Categories: Online Only

Land Acknowledgement

The offices of LAWPRO are located on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, Anishnabeg, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee and Wendat peoples. Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. LAWPRO respects and acknowledges the histories, languages, knowledge systems, and cultures of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit nations.

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