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Click on the links above to view recent decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada and summaries for noteworthy cases from across the country.

Criminal surveillance material to be available in
civil matters

The Supreme Court has paved the way for recordings from wiretaps and other electronic surveillance in criminal investigations to migrate into all manner of civil proceedings, ranging from family law and tax cases to class actions and commissions of inquiry, counsel say.

Police aren’t feeling sting of court rejection

The courts have not turned down a single police request to wiretap, bug, or videotape hundreds of Canadians over the past five years, according to the federal government’s latest annual report on electronic surveillance.

Game change

Over the past few months two leading international arbitration institutions have updated their arbitration rules and added some innovative provisions, following on other leading arbitral institutions over the past few years.

Leveling the legal playing field

Two years ago, at a conference in Atlanta, a woman from Jamaica excitedly approached me when she learned that my company provided experts for medical malpractice cases.

Doors can close quickly on job hopping lawyer

The job offer was on the table. Then, by chance, the family law firm found out that the prospective lawyer who had bounced around three jobs in 18 months had left a fourth place of employment off his resumé.