Barry B. Fisher is a mediator and arbitrator in Toronto. His practice focuses on both labour matters as well as employment law matters. In 2011, Barry was awarded the Ontario Bar Association Award of Excellence in ADR. He is the past Chair of the ADR Section of the Ontario Bar Association and was formerly on the executive of the Ontario Labour Management Arbitrators Association and the Labour & Employment Section of the Ontario Bar Association.
Barry is also a frequent contributor on LinkedIn on employment law matters.
We asked Barry about his background, practice and the challenges that he faces as a solo practitioner.
"Staying up on the law is not a challenge because I actually enjoy reading employment cases and updating both my blog and the Wrongful Dismissal Database."
Legal specialization has become increasingly popular. Even small and mid-size firms with limited budgets feel the pressure to focus—to stand out from the competition by becoming the go-to experts in select niche practices or industries. Read full article »
Cognitive Biases, Heuristics in Everyday Legal Practice
Given our profession is one that operates in a system that, quite literally, is defined by decisions, scientific research about decision making can have profound implications on the practice and the study of law. Read full article »
The Never-Ending Search for Fairness in a Termination Clause
There have been several important decisions this past year dealing with the enforceability of termination clauses in employment agreements and how a court is to interpret a clause to determine the employer’s obligations to a departing employee. Read full article »
Written by Russell Bennett, this text identifies the relevant case law and underlying legislation used to draft the Cannabis Act, helping you analyze the rules and limits of the Act and the Regulations.
Subscribe to the Lexis Solo and Small e-Brief to get the latest news and emerging trends for Canadian Solo and Small firm practitioners in your inbox. Stay in the forefront of the legal profession with free articles, interviews and insights.
Always stay on top of latest legal issues and trends. Check out our archived e-Briefs below!