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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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04 Oct 2021 Webinar: Toronto Canada

WeirFoulds Partner Nadia Chiesa will be speaking at the Civil Litigation Refresher being hosted by the Law Society of Ontario on October 4, 2021.

More than ever, managing a successful civil litigation practice is a complex exercise. Not only do you need a solid foundation and the necessary skills, but also the tools to quickly respond, think on your feet, and anticipate hurdles that your clients’ cases offer.

Nadia’s presentation will focus on Expert Reports and will touch on:

  • Rule 53 (what to include)
  • Supplementary reports
  • Considerations in selecting and retaining an expert
  • Communication with an expert and preparation for trial (in person/remote)

For more information and to register, click here.

05 Oct 2021 Conference: Toronto Canada

Megan Mah, Senior Associate in WeirFoulds’ Employment Law group will be co-chairing the 20th Annual Charter Conference being hosted by the Canadian Bar Association on October 5, 2021.

Join leading constitutional practitioners and experts to bring yourself up to date on key developments in Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter) jurisprudence and practice. Hear our faculty address recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions, upcoming cases, and developing trends in Charter law. If you deal with Charter issues in your practice, or if you are keen on gaining valuable insight in this continually developing area of law, attend this essential conference to stay current.

For more information and to register, click here.

07 Oct 2021 Webinar: Toronto Canada

WeirFoulds Partner Daniel Wong will be speaking at the 22nd Employment Law Summit hosted by the Law Society of Ontario on Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This past year has been a challenging one for you as an employment lawyer. And still, your clients scramble to get up-to-date advice for coping with the impact of COVID-19 on their workplaces as the landscape of the pandemic continues to change. Whether you represent employers or employees − or both − our presenters provide you with the latest case law and legislative changes.

  • What new issues are emerging with employees’ return to the office?
  • What impact has COVID-19 had on notice periods?
  • When can employers insist employees be tested and/or vaccinated?
  • What are the new contingency fee rules?

For more information and to register, click here.

12 Oct 2021 Conference: Toronto Canada

WeirFoulds is proud to once again be a part of Canada’s premier event in Professional Regulation – the Annual CNAR Conference! This year the Conference takes place on October 12th, 13th, 14th; 19th, 20th and 21st.

WeirFoulds Partners Jill Dougherty and Alexandra Wilbee along with Associate Debra McKenna will be speaking at the conference on the following days:

Jill Dougherty will be participating on a panel discussion on Day 3 of the Conference – “Freedom of Speech or Professional Breach? Regulating Professional Conduct Regarding Public Health Measures During a Pandemic”.

Alexandra Wilbee will also be participating on panel on Day 3 – “Keeping Sane: Fitness to Practise in the Era of COVID-19”.

Debra McKenna will present at Pecha Kucha on Day 6 – “Expertitis: Are We Obsessed with Experts?”.

For more information on the Conference and to register, click here.

19 Oct 2021 Webinar: Toronto Canada

WeirFoulds Partner Clare Burns will be speaking at the Dealing With Difficult People Series: The Difficult Witness being hosted by The Advocates’ Society.

The witness who refuses to answer questions. The witness who is aggressive or unsympathetic. The witness who will not stop talking. Whether that difficult witness is your client, a third party or the witness on the other side of the case, difficult witnesses can throw you off your game.

In the third installment of the Dealing with Difficult People Series, you will learn practical strategies for handling different categories of difficult witnesses. Leading litigators and judges will share their best tips for controlling and examining difficult witnesses. Find out strategies for neutralizing damaging testimony and best practices for preparing, leading and cross-examining problematic witnesses.


22 Oct 2021 Webinar: Toronto Canada

WeirFoulds Partner Philip Cho will be participating as a speaker in the Osgoode Hall Law School Certificate in Construction Law Program.

Philip’s Module takes place on October 22, 2021 and will focus on insolvency and restructuring. Gain clear sightlines into the legal risks involving project insolvency, bankruptcy and restructuring. You will get an expert overview of governing laws and principles, along with practical guidance and strategies to help you deal with key risks on construction projects, including: collision of bankruptcy and construction trusts, managing a contract with an insolvent party, getting the project built while containing risks, unique features of dispute resolution proceedings, and practical implications when dealing with an insolvent party to a contract.

For more information on the program and to register, click here.

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