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Unsolicited: The Blog

The legal world can be tough to navigate – even for lawyers! But understanding your rights is the first step towards protecting them. That’s why we’ve launched Unsolicited, Goldblatt Partners LLP’s blog.

On Unsolicited, we’ll break down the basics on the various areas of law that we practice, and provide commentary on important legal issues.

And, because we’re lawyers, we have to add that these blog posts are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. If you want to know more or need advice, feel free to contact us.

If you’re looking for information and blog posts on issues related to COVID-19, you can find them here.

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Canada’s new public holiday, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The federal government recently enacted a new public holiday, to be observed every year on September 30, which honours Indigenous People and commemorates the legacy of the residential school system. Gabe Hoogers explores what the day means and who will get the day off.

September 15, 2021
Gabriel Hoogers

The police want to ask me questions. What should I do?

Vanora Simpson outlines your rights and obligations when the police want to ask you questions, whether you are a witness or the accused.

August 31, 2021
Vanora Simpson

Coroner’s Inquests: Learn from the Dead to Protect the Living

You’ve likely heard the term “coroner’s inquest” in the news. But why do they happen and what happens during one? Kirsten Mercer takes us through the basics of this investigative process.

August 11, 2021
Kirsten Mercer

Limitation periods for anticipatory breach of contract

What are the limitation periods for anticipatory breach of contract and which party has the ball in their court? Ryan Newell takes us through the basics.

July 21, 2021
Ryan Newell

Employment class actions in Ontario: Where are we now and where are we headed?

It has been nearly nine years since the Ontario Court of Appeal’s unpaid overtime class action certification trilogy was released, settling the law regarding the certification of unpaid overtime and employment misclassification class actions. Since then, misclassification class actions have become commonplace, with claims being certified across a wide range of industries and contexts.

July 7, 2021
Joshua Mandryk Jody Brown

I’m facing a criminal charge. What happens next?

Facing a criminal charge is confusing, stressful, and can come with high stakes. In this post, Vanora Simpson takes us through the typical timeline of events following your charge.

June 30, 2021
Vanora Simpson