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Battling sexism in law

Female litigators don’t just fight legal battles in the courtroom; they’re also fighting the battle against sexism within the legal profession. During a two-part panel discussion in Toronto Feb. 8 hosted by the Ontario Bar Association’s Institute: Female Litigators: Staking Your Claim in the Courtroom, six female lawyers shared their experiences and strategies on overcoming […]

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Success at the Ontario Court of Appeal: Tanya Pagliaroli and Justin Nasseri obtain dismissal of an appeal from a jury’s verdict finding two physicians liable for medical negligence.

In Surujedo v. Melady, 2017 ONCA 41, the Ontario Court of Appeal provides guidance on three important issues which arise in jury trials: (1) the proper framing of the causation question to the jury; (2) the proper instruction to a jury on s. 108(6) of the Courts of Justice Act; and (3) polling a civil […]

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Paul Pape and Shantona Chaudhury were successful at the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Parsons v. Ontario/Endean v British Columbia)

Paul Pape and Shantona Chaudhury were successful at the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Parsons v. Ontario/Endean v British Columbia). In a decision released October 20 2016, the Supreme Court held that superior court judges have the discretion to hold hearings outside their home province under s. 12 of the Class Proceedings […]

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Shantona Chaudhury has been ranked in the Chambers Guide to Canada’s Leading Lawyers 2016

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Shantona Chaudhury has been named a Litigation Future Star by Benchmark Canada (2014, 2015, 2016)

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Shantona Chaudhury presented on ‘Preparing for Oral Argument: What Judges Want’ at the Advocates’ Society Program on Appellate Advocacy, October 27, 2016, on a panel featuring Justice Robert Sharpe, Justice Michael Fairburn, Peter Southey, moderated by Justice Katherine Feldman.

Have all your pressing questions answered about advocacy before appellate courts. This program will focus on advocacy challenges and will provide practical techniques and tools from top practitioners and esteemed judges for effective advocacy in appeal courts. Read More

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Shantona Chaudhury presented on ‘Framing The Issues on Appeal’ at the OBA Program ‘Your First Civil Appeal’ on October 17, 2016.

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Andrea M. Bolieiro was recently cited by the Superior Court

Andrea M. Bolieiro was recently cited by the Superior Court in Willowbrook Nurseries Inc. v Royal Bank of Canada, 2016 ONSC 4954, at para 57. Read More Justice Reilly accepted her analysis of the principle of good faith in contracts, outlined in her article for the Advocates Journal. The Advocates’ Journal Spring 2015

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Shantona Chaudhury spoke to the Lawyers’ Weekly regarding the impact of settlement discussions on limitation periods.

A recent Court of Appeal of British Columbia ruling on whether settlement negotiations can be considered an acknowledgement of liability has reaffirmed the importance of labelling all settlement communications, according to experts in the field of civil litigation. The central issue raised in Trombley v. Pannu 2016 BCCA 324 was whether an insurer investigating a […]

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Shantona Chaudhury was interviewed for Canadian Lawyer Magazine in her capacity as Executive Director of the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute

James LeNoury had scarcely launched into his oral submission on a Supreme Court of Canada wrongful dismissal appeal when questions began to fly thick and fast. One of the jurists impatiently asked for his position on the appropriate standard of review. Another unleashed a salvo of questions about remuneration: “Why do you say severance pay […]

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