January 21, 2016

Kristina Shelden, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Top 5 Questions (and Answers) About Getting a Lawyer

How much does the lawyer charge? There are two different ways a lawyer can charge: at an hourly rate – which charges you up front, or by contingency fee agreements. Murphy Battista LLP charges by contingency. Contingency fees and agreements What is contingency you ask? As Irina Kordic, lawyer with…

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June 23, 2015

J. Scott Stanley

J. Scott Stanley

What you Should Know about Litigation Financing

The process of litigating a personal injury claim can be an incredibly stressful experience. The physical consequences of an accident can disrupt your social life, create conflict with your work and family responsibilities, and can have a dramatic effect on your mood. Further, to attempt to litigate a personal injury claim…

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September 9, 2014

Kevin Gourlay

Kevin Gourlay

Are You of Good Enough Character and Repute to be a Lawyer?

All lawyers have had to proceed through an interview with a Law Society bencher to determine that they are of sufficient good character and repute to become a lawyer.  For most, this is a rubber stamp.  For those with checkered pasts, it can become an issue and require a full…

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March 23, 2014

Kevin Gourlay

Kevin Gourlay

The Supreme Court of Canada Refuses Justice Nadon’s Appointment

Reasons on Friday from the SCC concluding that Harper’s most recent appointment, the Honourable Marc Nadon, was not qualified to join their ranks as he did not meet the criteria of s. 6 of the Supreme Court Act. Had the government inadvertently made an appointment that did not comply with the…

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