WILL TRAP

When the Dean of a Faulty of Law in a University who is also a highly respected and often quoted text book writer makes and over the years repeats his mistake in his text  “Canadian Law of Wills,” it’s a clear direction – Let’s be careful here.  What Dean Feeney...

POPULATION GROWTH PLUS GLOBAL WARMING

POPULATION When my father was born on March 21, 1901 the population of the world was approximately 1.6 billion. When I was born on October 28, 1935 the population was about 2.2 billion. When my first son Tom was born June 16, 1961 the population was about 2.9 billion....

HOW IN THE WORLD CAN YOU AFFORD A LAWYER?

          The Supreme Court of Canada says this is the biggest problem the judicial system has.  Obviously, this little post can’t provide all the answers but maybe it can at least be part of the discussion. What are your options when, suddenly, or maybe not so...

THE DRAGON & THE TRAGEDY

I am mindful of old storey of the young minister who asked an elderly parishioner what he thought of his sermon.  The parishioner replied “Well, first, it wasn’t a sermon in that it wasn’t delivered from the heart.  It was a read sermon.  Second, it was poorly read. ...

THE MOUSE AND THE ELEPHANT

What do you do when an elephant moves in next door? Let’s imagine the young couple that just purchased their first home.  It’s a modest town house but certainly comfortable, well located and perfectly suited to their needs.  The closing went smoothly and the building...

SOLICITOR NEGLIGENCE

Lawyers, like everybody else, sometimes make mistakes.  Some more than others of course, and nothing can be done about that but if they do make a mistake what can one do about it?  Well you can do what my grandfather did.  He was a dentist in Toronto and he had eight...