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This blog post by Duncan Macgillivray 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 that...

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...

At the Ontario Trial Lawyers' Association Annual General Meeting on May 31, 2019, Duncan Macgillivray was re-elected as Treasurer of OTLA. OTLA is an organization of 1,500 trial lawyers and law clerks that champion and advocate for the rights of those who have suffered injury and loss through...

On May 30, 2019, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association presented Dan Lester with the Martin Wunder, QC Outstanding New Lawyer Award. The Martin Wunder, Q.C. Outstanding New Lawyer Award is awarded to an OTLA member in recognition of exceptional commitment to and promotion of the advancement...

The team from White Macgillivray Lester LLP was at Sherbrooke School on June 14, 2018 hosting a bike rally and giving out free bike helmets to all of the students.  In total, 140 students from kindergarten to grade 8 received helmets.  All of the helmets...