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Wednesday May 20, 2020

Can Your Business Survive
COVID-19?

Authored by: Tim Hill, Q.C. Posted in: Business Litigation COVID-19
Many, if not most, businesses in Canada have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some major businesses are already looking at restructuring options. Many of these will be hoping that they are “too big to fail”. They may be right.

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Wednesday May 20, 2020

Can Your Business Survive
COVID-19?

Authored by: Tim Hill, Q.C. Posted in: Business Litigation COVID-19

Many, if not most, businesses in Canada have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some major businesses are already looking at restructuring options. Many of these will be hoping that they are “too big to fail”. They may be right.

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Thursday May 7, 2020

Court Warns Preventing Co-Parent from Accessing Child has Consequences

Authored by: Peter D. Crowther Authored by: Terrance G. Sheppard Posted in: COVID-19 Family Law

“Unreasonable failure to support a child’s relationship with the other parent is a failure of parenting,” says Ontario Family Court judge.

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Friday May 1, 2020

Court Grants Parent Additional Parenting Time Amidst COVID-19

Authored by: Peter D. Crowther Authored by: Terrance G. Sheppard Posted in: COVID-19 Family Law

In two recent Ontario cases, the courts ordered shared parenting amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Thursday April 30, 2020

Small and Medium Business FAQs During COVID-19

Authored by: A. Meaghan Kells Posted in: Business Litigation COVID-19

During the COVID-19 crisis, we are focused on ensuring we do our part in keeping your business running smoothly. This article addresses some frequently asked questions by small and medium businesses during this time, including an overview of the current programs available to businesses.

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Thursday April 30, 2020

UPDATE: Supreme Court (Family Division) – Court Options to Proceed Amidst COVID-19

Posted in: COVID-19 Family Law

On Wednesday, April 29, 2020, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (Family Division) issued additional updates to its Notices dealing with court operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following summarizes those updates.

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Monday April 27, 2020

Options for Your Business During the Pandemic (Besides Layoffs)

Authored by: Ian D. Brown Authored by: Kathryn A. Raymond, Q.C. Posted in: COVID-19 Employment Law

Employers have been faced with immense challenges in this unprecedented situation, including the possibility of employee layoffs. While this may be an option to consider, we want to let you know that there are other options available.

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Friday April 24, 2020

Landlord and Tenants in Nova Scotia – Changes due to COVID-19

Authored by: A. Meaghan Kells Authored by: Allison J. Godwin Posted in: Business Litigation COVID-19

COVID-19 has brought dramatic changes in our daily lives. This article addresses some of the changes that are affecting landlords and tenants in Nova Scotia.

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Wednesday April 22, 2020

The Coronavirus v. “the Virus of Conflict”: Using COVID-19 as Excuse to Deny Parenting Time

Authored by: Bryen E. Mooney Authored by: Terrance G. Sheppard Posted in: COVID-19 Family Law

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently released yet another COVID-19 parenting decision. In this case, the mother brought an urgent motion trying to vary a shared parenting order between her and the father.

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Tuesday April 21, 2020

Supreme Court (Family Division) – Court Options to Proceed Amidst COVID-19

Authored by: Terrance G. Sheppard Posted in: COVID-19 Family Law

On Monday, April 20, 2020, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (Family Division) issued updates to its Notices dealing with court operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following summarizes those updates.

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Tuesday April 21, 2020

Nova Scotia Court Rules on COVID-19 Parenting Time

Authored by: Terrance G. Sheppard Authored by: Peter D. Crowther Posted in: COVID-19 Family Law

The courts of Nova Scotia are currently operating under an emergency services model.

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Wednesday April 15, 2020

Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (Family Division) Update

Authored by: Terrance G. Sheppard Posted in: COVID-19 Family Law

On April 14, 2020, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (Family Division) issued an updated Notice.

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Monday April 6, 2020

Ontario Court of Appeal Finds Ways to Hear Appeals During COVID-19

Authored by: Terrance G. Sheppard Posted in: COVID-19 Family Law

Unlike Nova Scotia, the Ontario Court of Appeal is allowing parties who had scheduled appeals to request their appeal be heard in writing. In contrast, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has adjourned or postponed all hearings that were scheduled for May/June with no option to proceed in writing.

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Friday April 3, 2020

Immunocompromised Mother Granted Exclusive Possession of Matrimonial Home After Father Failed to Take COVID-19 Seriously

Posted in: COVID-19 Family Law

In an Ontario decision released on March 31, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice dealt with an urgent issue regarding the mother’s exclusive possession of the matrimonial home.

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Thursday April 2, 2020

UPDATE: Moving between homes during COVID-19: Public health advice versus legal obligations

Posted in: COVID-19 Family Law

On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, Nova Scotia’s chief public health officer, Dr. Strang, advised that children moving between homes in co-parenting situations may increase the child and family’s exposure to COVID-19.

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Wednesday April 1, 2020

Ontario Decisions on Parenting Time During COVID-19

Posted in: COVID-19 Family Law

Yesterday, Dr. Strang recommended that children should not be moving back and forth between two homes. However, Courts in Ontario have indicated otherwise. You should seek legal counsel prior to altering any current parenting order or agreement.

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Wednesday April 1, 2020

PGWP Eligibility and COVID-19

Authored by: Scott McGirr Posted in: COVID-19 Immigration

For university students, the arrival of spring signals the approaching end of the academic year. For students completing their studies, the end of their final semester is usually marked by graduation ceremonies, celebrations, and the start of a post-university life and career.

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Tuesday March 31, 2020

Moving between homes during COVID-19: Public health advice versus legal obligations

Posted in: COVID-19 Family Law

This afternoon, Nova Scotia’s chief public health officer, Dr. Strang, advised that children moving between homes in co-parenting situations may increase the child and family’s exposure to COVID-19.

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Friday March 27, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on Contractual Obligations

Posted in: Business Law Business Litigation COVID-19

In light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many businesses are confronted with questions about the legal and regulatory implications.

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Tuesday March 17, 2020

COVID-19 & Parenting Time

Authored by: Terrance G. Sheppard Posted in: COVID-19 Family Law

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting more than just toilet paper sales. It is also impacting divorced and separated parents regarding parenting time with their children.

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