It was an engrossing week, and the latest evidence that the Canadian world of finance was being upended by the emergence of nimble players using new technologies to offer cutting-edge financial products and services.
The practice of law is under duress. Legal service innovations driven by digitalization and globalization are propelling seismic change. So too is the emergence of the sharing economy model which has taken the world by […]
A day before Valentine’s day this year, the Quebec Court of Appeal set aside the conviction of a second degree murder and ordered a new trial after a forensic scientist with 14 years of experience […]
Some law firms are so determined to attract new business that they will go to lengths that confound even the most seasoned legal observers. Perhaps one of the most extreme examples took place when an […]
It appears to have become the new norm. Not a week seems to go by without a report about a data breach. America’s largest bank, JP Morgan Chase, is the latest high-profile victim, and it is still reeling from this summer’s cyber attack that compromised the accounts of 76 million households — the equivalent of 65% of all U.S. households — and seven million businesses. Law firms are far from immune. […]
Yacine Agnaou is one of a handful of Canadian lawyers who took on Quebec tax authorities and plead a case so successfully that now others are trying to follow suit. Now Agnaou is immersed in another legal battle against another government department, and once again the odds of winning are stacked against him. […]
A landmark bill that has thrust debate around end-of-life care into the national political arena by legalizing medically assisted death in Quebec can withstand court challenges and even co-exist with provisions in the Criminal Code against assisted suicide and euthanasia, assert Quebec legal observers. […]
Scandals may have bruised Bitcoin’s image and elicited growing calls for government intervention, but it has done little to mask the potential of virtual currencies and the promise behind Bitcoin’s underlying technology. […]