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WeirFoulds LLP has established itself as one of Canada’s premier regional law firms and has provided strategic, cost-effective and innovative legal advice to our clients since 1860. We partner with our clients to offer full access to our business acumen and insights in four broad areas of practice: (1) Corporate; (2) Litigation; (3) Property; and (4) Government.
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16 Apr 2024 Seminar: Toronto Canada

Partners Caroline Abela and Clare Burns will attend Litigation Skills Part 2: Appellate Advocacy for Estate Litigators, a Trusts & Estates program that will be offered by the Ontario Bar Association on Tuesday, April 16. Caroline will serve as program co-chair, while Clare will speak during one of the sessions.

Appellate advocacy raises unique and challenging issues. Join this program's outstanding faculty from the bench and bar for advice on how to excel at appellate advocacy, including preparing for the appeal, drafting effective documents and presenting your case persuasively.

For more information and to register, click here.

18 Apr 2024 Webinar: Toronto Canada

Weir back! WeirFoulds Construction Lawyers Krista Chaytor and Jeff Scorgie return with Tools for Success: Season 7 – a comprehensive four-part practical webinar series designed to highlight the latest changes and developments that impact the construction industry.

The discussions will focus on the following key topics and will feature guest speakers:

Agency and Authority
April 18, 2024
No Guest Speaker

Construction in Leased Spaces
May 2, 2024
Jamie Armstrong, Business Development, mform Construction Group

May 16, 2024
No Guest Speaker

Health and Safety
May 30, 2024
David Irwin, Regional Health & Safety Manager, Walsh Canada

To learn more and to register, click here.

25 Apr 2024 Conference: London UK

Partner Benjamin Bathgate will attend the 2nd Annual Crypto and Digital Asset Fraud & Recovery conference in London, UK on Thursday, April 25th and Friday, April 26th, 2024. The conference is hosted by the C5 Group of Companies, and is designed to enhance attendees' understanding of tracing complexities across the chain, in addition to providing the opportunity to engage, network, and benchmark with global experts in crypto and digital asset fraud & recovery.

Benjamin will present a session titled "DAOs: Overcoming the Challenges to Managing Clients and Preventing Fraud in a Purely Decentralized 'Entity'". DAOs are known to operate as a community with automated efficiency, transparency and no central authority – based completely on trust and transparency – which in theory minimizes the risk of stolen funds. However, they are also very vulnerable to hackers that have the ability to exploit vulnerabilities and the lack of security when managing crypto and other digital funds.

01 May 2024 Webinar: Toronto Canada

Partner Raj Kehar will attend The Eight-Minute Municipal Lawyer 2024, an online-only program that will be hosted by the Law Society of Ontario on Wednesday, May 1st, 2024.

The program is the fast track to all the recent developments and perennial issues in municipal law. Attendees will hear from a mix of lawyers from the private bar and in-house lawyers from municipalities about a broad range of important topics. Topics will include:

  • Hear about recent cases on constructive expropriation
  • Acquire strategies to manage uncertainty in the planning process
  • Understand changes to municipal land use application processes following Bill 109
  • Get an update from the Ontario Land Tribunal
  • Learn what is required by the duty to consult with First Nations

Raj will present a section on "Major Transit Station Areas".

02 May 2024 Workshop: Toronto Canada

Partner Amy Block will attend Examining and Cross-Examining Experts, a workshop that will be hosted by The Advocates' Society on Thursday, May 2nd, 2024.

Working with expert witnesses is minefield of ethical and practical problems. Attendees will learn how to navigate the tricky terrain of experts, from deciding whether to retain an expert, to drafting the initial retainer letter, to preparing witnesses for examinations, to qualifying and examining a witness at trial.

Amy will participate in a session titled "Getting the Most out of Your Expert and their Report Part 2: Tendering Your Expert and Leading Your Expert's Evidence – Demonstrations".

For more information and to register, click here.

07 May 2024 Webinar: Toronto Canada

Partner Sandra Astolfo will serve as Program Co-Chair at Construction Litigation 2024, an online-only advocacy program that will be hosted by The Advocates' Society on Tuesday, May 7th.

Attendees will hear directly from judges, arbitrators, adjudicators and leading practitioners on how to succeed in construction disputes, gain practical procedural tips and tricks for the construction litigator, strategies for navigating common evidentiary issues, and much more.

For more information and to register, click here.

08 May 2024 Webinar: Toronto Canada

Partners Krista Chaytor and Michael Swartz will serve as instructors during Construction Contracts 101: Smooth Sailing or Gale Force Winds, a two-part webinar course that will be offered by The Construction Institute of Canada on Wednesday, May 8th and Thursday, May 9th, 2024.

Contracts are the foundation of any construction project whether it is a verbal agreement, a one-page purchase order or 5 bound volumes of industry standard contracts, specifications, drawings and supplemental conditions. This seminar will provide you with an overview of some of the most common construction documents.

For more information and to register, click here.

09 May 2024 Conference: Toronto Canada

Partners Chantal deSereville, Robert Eisenberg and Brian Kuchar, and Associate Michael Ding, will host a session during PM Springfest 2024 on Thursday, May 9th.

Every year, PM Springfest brings together property management professionals to connect with leading suppliers, explore new innovations, and learn from industry experts.

The four will present during "Legal and Regulatory Issues Facing Building Owners and Property Managers", which will address topical legal and regulatory issues facing building owners and property managers today. Topics will include commercial leasing issues, common construction issues, zoning and Planning Act and related legislation, and what you need to know about the tax regime.

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22 May 2024 Course: Toronto Canada

Partner Michael Swartz will serve as an instructor during the Bid Theory and Bid Practice module of the Ontario Association of Architects' (OAA) 2024 Spring Semester Admission Course. Michael's module will be presented on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024.

Michael's session will review the legal framework in which construction bidding – and other forms of procurement – are carried on. The session will also review a set of Instructions to Bidders in an effort to demonstrate how theory and practice merge. The rationale for various clauses in the Instructions to Bidders will be explained.

For more information about the Ontario Association of Architects' Online Admission Course, click here.

23 May 2024 Forum: Ontario Canada

Co-Managing Partner Denise Baker will serve as Co-Chair of the Steering Committee and a speaker during the Cambridge Forum on Land Use Planning. The forum will be held in Cambridge, Ontario on May 23-24, 2024.

Using candid, seminar-style discussions at this annual meeting, participants from municipalities, private practice and the provincial government examine trends and developments on the most pressing issues facing the industry.

Denise will speak during the forum's first session, "Looking at What Has and Is Happening with Legislative Changes and Planning Reforms", which is intended to share public and private sector perspectives on the current pattern of regular legislative change and planning reform being introduce by Ontario, in addition to the impact of development applications on policy planning.

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