Meet Shivani Chopra, our New Associate and Winner of the 2017 Lexpert Zenith Award

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that Shivani Chopra has joined the firm as an associate in our Toronto office. Shivani is an experienced litigator who has spent a decade in courts tenaciously representing clients on employment, corporate/commercial litigation, and civil litigation matters. We would also like to extend a very special congratulations to Shivani on being a recipient of a 2017 Lexpert Zenith Award: Celebrating Women in Law.

Scott Thompson Mentioned in The Globe and Mail on Radiohead Stage-Collapse Case

The Globe and Mail quoted Hicks Morley’s Scott Thompson in a June 22, 2017 article titled “Radiohead stage-collapse case in jeopardy amid court delays.” As one of the defense lawyers in the case where a stage collapsed at an outdoor Radiohead concert, Scott Thompson said they will be bringing an application to have the charges thrown out over unreasonable court delays…

Craig Rix Quoted in Canadian HR Reporter on Ontario Workplaces Set to See Major Changes

The article provides an overview of the latest changes to workplace legislation in the new Fair Workplaces Act. “These are potentially big changes
the employer community will have to be ready for. To the extent that any of these major changes come about, I think that the HR community is going to be very busy helping guide their organizations in making sure that they fully understand the full scope and extent of what these changes mean to the way we do business” Craig said…

Benefits Canada Publishes an Article by Thomas Agnew on the Employer Right to Provide Truthful, Candid Reference for Former Employee

Hicks Morley’s Thomas Agnew authored an article in Benefits Canada titled “Court affirms employer right to provide truthful, candid reference for former employee.” The article discusses how employers are not liable defamation when it provided a truthful – but negative – reference about a former employee…

Siobhan O’Brien Quoted in TVO Article on Transgender Rights Bill C-16

TVO quoted Siobhan O’Brien in a May 30, 2017 article titled “Everything you need to know about the transgender bill.” Bill C-16 proposes to include gender identity and gender expression as prohibited grounds for discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act and hate speech provisions under the Criminal Code. By including “gender identity” and “gender…

Elizabeth Brown Mentioned in the Law Times for her OBA Award of Excellence

Law Times News reported that Elizabeth Brown has won the ‘2017 OBA Award of Excellence in Pensions and Benefits Law’ and highlighted Elizabeth’s “contributions specifically to pension and benefits issues in the context of corporate insolvencies, human rights issues relating to pension and benefits plans, emerging plan designs and alternate funding models are widely recognized by all industry stakeholders including employers, lawyers and actuaries, said the OBA in a press release.”…