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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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Workers can’t waive right to sue employers for neglience, Ontario court says | Financial Post

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McCarthy alumni show mobility part of a career

Original article appeared on Page 12 of the Law Times, November 30, 2015. by Julius Melnitzer Unlike many other things, the mobility that imbues society today hasn’t escaped the legal profession. Read More…

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The Twelve-Minute Civil Litigator 2015

Paul presented at the Twelve-Minute Civil Litigator 2015… read more.

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Shantona Chaudhury presents at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s program on privilege for civil litigators

Shantona Chaudhury recently gave a presentation on the law of settlement privilege at the Law Society of Upper Canada CPD, “What Civil Litigators Need to Know About Privilege”. Her presentation gave practical guidance to litigators on this area of the law in light of two recent decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada. Her paper – Settlement […]

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