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Unsolicited 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 this blog, 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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How to enforce a settlement agreement

In COVID times, given the backlog at the courts, more and more parties are using negotiation or mediation to resolve their disputes. In most cases, parties who agree to settle honour their agreements. But what happens if your settlement agreement is breached? How do you enforce your settlement? Natai Shelsen takes you through your options.

April 28, 2021
Natai Shelsen

Webinar: How to Have your Say without Crossing the Line: Unions and Political Activity

In the first of a two-part webinar series, we discuss what your trade union or organization needs to know about engaging in political activity.

April 23, 2021
Kirsten Mercer Christine Davies Joshua Mandryk Melanie Anderson

Protecting whistleblowers in the public service

If public servants witness a wrongdoing in the public service, they have options. Gabe Hoogers examines how the law aims to protect whistleblowers.

April 21, 2021
Gabriel Hoogers

“Climate change is real”: Supreme Court upholds Greenhouse Gas Pollution Protection Act

We outline the basis of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Protection Act.

March 25, 2021
Simon Archer Mariam Moktar Daniel Sheppard Melanie Anderson

Webinar: What unions need to know about criminal law

In this webinar, Vanora, Adriel and Dan looked at what unions need to know so they can assist members who are or may be facing criminal proceedings.

March 24, 2021
Daniel Sheppard Vanora Simpson Adriel Weaver Kelly Doctor

Employment status is the only fair future for gig workers

Uber has announced that it will lobby Canadian governments to exempt its drivers from employment protections. Steven Barrett and Josh Mandryk tell us why that’s bad for gig workers and what systemic legal reforms are needed to properly protect them.

March 17, 2021
Steven Barrett Joshua Mandryk