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IN THIS ISSUE:
Business Law | Commercial | Corporate | Employment | Family Law | Finance |In-House Counsel | Insolvency & Restructuring | Intellectual Property & Technology | Litigation & Dispute Resolution | Mergers & Acquisitions | Personal Injury | Securities | Wills, Trusts & Estates
1. MEET DEBY KO
Deby Ko is the Content Lawyer for the Family Law Module of Lexis Practice Advisor Canada. Prior to joining LexisNexis, she practiced in family law at MacDonald & Partners LLP, in Toronto, Ontario. Her practice encompassed all issues of family law, including custody, parenting, child support, spousal support and property division. She is fluent in Cantonese and has consulted clients in English and Cantonese.
FUN FACT! Deby loves arts and crafts. She has spent countless hours cross stitching, painting on canvasses and drawing cartoon characters on birthday cards. Some of the gems she has drawn include a mini Skrillex, one too many Santas and a highly artistic, reinterpretation of Tinker Bell.
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2. PRACTICE AREA SPECIFIC UPDATES
Recently added new topic "Business Lifecycle Precedent Bank" which contains five subtopics: Starting Up ; Capital Structure Reorganization and Expansion; Loans and Financing ; Operations ; and Exiting the Business . Over 90 precedents to help a business over its life cycle.
Review the Commercial Real Estate - Leasing area which contains extensive content regarding commercial leasing for landlords and tenants, from practice notes on essential elements, parties, default and remedies, to a wide variety of lease precedents including ground, office and retail leases.
Check out our new materials on the Alberta Societies Act . More materials on Alberta non-profit corporations will be coming in the next few months.
Take a look at our timely new practice notes on Director and Officer Liability under the Cannabis Act and Deferred Prosecution Agreements in Canada .
Keep up to date with CBCA developments, starting with our new Individuals with Significant Control Register (CBCA) .
Check out our new materials on Discrimination, Harassment and Violence in the Workplace as well as new materials on Accommodation to make sure your workplace is sufficiently handling and accommodating employee disabilities.
Keep up to date with the ever-changing employment legislation with our Legislative Updates , which track and explain amendments to employment standards and human rights legislation across Canada.
Ontario: Don't miss the recent repeal of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth Act and the effects this would have on Ontario's children and youth, in this month's Legislative Update .
British Columbia: Consult the subtopic on Preventative Measures when child abduction is a risk for your clients.
New Market Trends practice notes have been added identifying the current industry standard and recent trends on commonly negotiated credit agreement deal points.
For the In-House Counsel formulating policies for their organizations, use our ever-expanding Policy Bank to assist you in your task. Access frequently used policies such as Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and Leave Policies or explore more specialized sample policies such as Religious Accommodation , Gender Transition , Breastfeeding , Honesty, Integrity & Company Image and Information Security .
INSOLVENCY & RESTRUCTURING
See our updated content on construction liens, including subtopics: Construction Lien, Written Notice of the Lien, Assignment of the Lien, Proceedings Against a Bankrupt and Appointment of a Trustee or Receiver.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & TECHNOLOGY
Check out the Cybercrime Report created by LexisNexis Risk Solutions which provides insight into transaction patterns and emerging cybercrime threats both in Canada and internationally.
Stay up to date on Bill C-86 and review relevant changes to the Copyright, Patent and Trademarks Act in addition to reviewing UK and US guidance on prosecution history estoppel and bad faith as a ground of challenging a trademark with our new topic Bill C-86 under Trends and Insights.
LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION
See our new content on Anti-SLAPP Motions , which provides an overview of these motions in Ontario including, motion procedure, evidence and burden of proof, timelines, appeals and costs.
Did you know that the Ontario Commercial List has launched a pilot project for the electronic delivery of court documents? Read about it here .
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
Available now: The new Public M&A Annual Report for 2018. The report includes year-over-year analysis of key deal terms and commentary from senior advisor Hellen Siwanowicz.
Ontario: Consult the Goals at Examination for Discovery Checklist before your next discovery date!
WILLS, TRUSTS & ESTATES
Ontario: Understand the changes to income tax reporting requirements in the practice note Trust / Estate Reporting Requirements .
British Columbia: Consult the Wills Variation Claim precedent when you need to commence a wills variation claim.
3. COMING SOON! LEXIS PRACTICE ADVISOR UPGRADING TO NEW PLATFORM
We are excited to announce that Lexis Practice Advisor Canada will be upgrading to a new more powerful platform, designed to help you find the practical guidance you need faster.
Some of the enhancements of the new platform include:
Stay tuned for more information.