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This blog post is adapted from a Free Legal Information Friday from January 29, 2021. You can watch the video version HERE. Picture this:  You’ve been in a car crash.  You’re hurt.  Your body is in pain.  You can’t go back to work.  Bills are piling...

This is a guest post from our placement student, Rob Stefanelli.  He has been working at White Macgillivray Lester since January.  He completes his placement this week and then will graduate law school.  After that, he'll be working for us for a couple of months...

This blog post by Duncan Macgillivray was originally featured on the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Blog on May 31, 2017. Back in 1978, the Supreme Court of Canada set an upper limit or “cap” on pain and suffering damages in Andrews v. Grand & Toy Alberta Ltd. J.A. Andrews...

This blog post by Duncan Macgillivray was originally featured on the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Blog on September 5, 2018. Automobile liability insurance covers you if you are sued for injuries caused in an automobile accident.  Your insurance company appoints a lawyer, defends you and pays...

This blog post by Duncan Macgillivray was originally featured on the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Blog on November 2, 2018. There are a lot of cruel personal injury laws: caps on pain and suffering, secret deductibles, biased doctors, the list goes on. But, there is one...

This Op-Ed by Duncan Macgillivray was originally published in the Chronicle Journal on July 31, 2020. The Ontario Government is considering eliminating juries for new civil lawsuits.  Eliminating most civil juries makes sense. Civil jury trials should be reserved only for exceptional situations which trigger a public...

A version of this article by Duncan Macgillivray and Jeff Moorley originally appeared on the OTLA Blog. Many Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance policies state that the insured person will only qualify for benefits if they become “Totally Disabled” or suffer a “Complete Inability” to work. To...

On April 13, 2020, The Advocates’ Society published a Statement on Judicial Independence. The purpose of the statement is to inform Canadian public officials, journalists, and citizens on the stakes in any contest for judicial independence. To that end, it explains why judicial independence matters, the...

By Spencer Thompson, Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, White Macgillivray Lester Summer Student My first month of summer employment at White Macgillivray Lester LLP has been an excellent experience. The firm has provided me with a great work environment and an amazing culture. They bestow the essential...

By Kristy Hansen, Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, White Macgillivray Lester Summer Student and Placement Student My first month at WML has been amazing! As a summer student, I was busy from the minute I started - always in a good way - with new and...