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Accountants, lawyers and privilege
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • May 28 2015

In light of the recent Tax Court of Canada decision, Zeldap Corporation v. Her Majesty the Queen, ("Zeldap"), this paper discusses the concept of

The “bright line” rule is dimmed by the Alberta Court of Appeal in Statesman
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 26 2015

Joint retainers are common in modern legal practice. But what happens when a dispute is brewing between two parties represented by the same law firm

Counsel-expert communications: everything old is new again
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • May 13 2015

In December 2014, we had left off with the Ontario Superior Court, in Moore v Getahun ("Getahun"), having decided that the historically accepted

Is solicitor-client privilege for tax lawyers under threat?
  • Thorsteinssons LLP
  • Canada
  • May 11 2015

A recent case out of the Federal Court is causing a stir in the tax community. In Canada (National Revenue) v. Revcon Oilfield Constructors

Ontario Court of Appeal clarifies procedures for communicating with expert witnesses
  • Aird & Berlis LLP
  • Canada
  • May 11 2015

In Moore v. Getahun (2015 ONCA 55), the Ontario Court of Appeal recently provided much needed clarification to the limits governing appropriate

Solicitor-client privilege wins again Court of Appeal endorses restrictive statutory interpretation in University of Calgary v JR
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 8 2015

The privileged position that solicitor-client privilege occupies in our legal system was recently reiterated and reinforced in the context of access

Solicitor-client privilege within business enterprises and email communications involving in-house counsel
  • Langlois Kronstrom Desjardins LLP
  • Canada
  • April 30 2015

Documents protected by solicitor-client privilege have traditionally been kept by business enterprises in a single location, in folders identified as

Kelly v. Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Harper Grey LLP
  • Canada
  • April 28 2015

The appellant practised law from 1982 until 2008. Between 1999 and 2006, the appellant engaged in several transactions later determined to constitute

Privilege rules: solicitor-client privilege held sacrosanct by Alberta Court of Appeal
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • April 27 2015

In the Alberta Court of Appeal's ruling this month in University of Calgary v. JR, the court held that the Alberta Information and Privacy

A new analytical framework for public authority liability in tort
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • April 23 2015

In a decision that is creating quite a buzz in class action and administrative law circles, the Federal Court of Appeal established a new “better way