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No Employment Law Services

Please be advised that as of April 6, 2021 Camberwell House will no longer be supplying employment law services. We thank our past clients for their patronage, and wish them the best as we move to a more focused and specialized set of services.

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The coup de grâce for faxes

In a blog post late last year we noted that faxes were Out, at least so far as service under the Rules of Civil Procedure are concerned. The only thing left (according the the Rules) was the possibility that Confirmation Forms could be sent to court offices by fax because that hadn’t been specifically removed […]

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Termination clauses in employment contracts: dead?

Last year, the Ontario Court of Appeal [ONCA] in a case called Waksdale v Swegon North America Inc. [“Waksdale“] said that a termination clause in an employment contract must be looked at in its entirety, and so invalid clauses can invalidate valid clauses, even where they are separate and governed by a severance clause. The […]

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Pre-Incorporation Contracts

On October 23, 2020 the Supreme Court of Canada in Owners, Strata Plan LMS 3905 v. Crystal Square Parking Corp. 2020 SCC 29 clarified the law on whether or not a corporation is bound by a contract made for it before it was incorporated. Generally, a corporation isn’t bound by a pre-incorporation contract. However, once […]

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The London Chamber of Commerce’s info on the new shutdown

[Quoted in full, below.] Ontario Announces Provincewide Shutdown Commencing December 26th.  Government Providing Grants of up to $20,000 to Small Business Impacted by New Public Health Measures As COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an alarming rate, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is imposing […]

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The death of fax

Lawyers have been one of the last holdouts using fax machines. Part of that was simply the Rules of Civil Procedure, which made very specific provision for service by fax, and a fax confirmation sheet was good enough for the court that something had indeed been sent. Service by email, however, used to require a […]

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Camberwell House has updated its Retainer Terms

Camberwell House has updated its Retainer Terms: Provisions regarding process servers and file numbers have been added. The right to change the Retainer Terms without client consent has been added. Only Retainer Contracts require client consent in writing. Note: These Retainer Terms were updated again in January of 2021.

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Limits to this Blog

This Blog is made available by Camberwell House for informational, discussion and educational purposes only. The blog is NOT to provide specific legal advice and does not do so. By using this blog site you understand that there is no attorney client relationship between you and Camberwell House. The Blog/Web Site should not be used […]

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Gifting a corporation from a personal will

Brian N. Radnoff and Sahar Cadili of Dickinson Wright draw our attention to an interesting Ontario Court of Appeal case which changes how corporations and their assets can be transferred by a Will by their shareholder.  The law in some other provinces (and, until Trezzi, arguably the law in Ontario) states that a sole shareholder […]

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Limitation Periods Resumption

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is extending orders currently in force under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (ROA). The extensions provide the government with the necessary flexibility to address the ongoing risks and effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and ensure important measures remain in place […]

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