Thanks to our visitors
Obviously, the word is spreading. More than 1000 unique visitors read our blog in the last four weeks. Welcome! Don’t forget, we’re always open to suggestions for future blog topics. If you have a great court decision or even an intriguing question, do pass them along. And enjoy …Continue reading the post titled Thanks to our visitors
Who's Best of the Best?
We’re proud to announce that Dianne has been named one of the world’s top 25 environmental lawyers by Euromoney. In their words: Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers – Best of the Best 2008 Dear Ms. Saxe I write regarding the Expert Guides to the World’s Leading…Continue reading the post titled Who's Best of the Best?
How to get the best environmental advice and win your case
Lexpert’s annual Top 500 Lawyers in Canada has honoured us again. This year, for the very first time, we were also in the gender majority: three of Ontario’s top five environmental lawyers are now women! Well, I suppose it’s about time. And there weren’t any women lis…Continue reading the post titled How to get the best environmental advice and win your case
Export and Import of Hazardous waste
In late December, we were successful in having Environment Canada drop all charges against one of our clients. To the considerable fright of company staff, Environment Canada had executed a very public search warrant, with a huge search team, and had seized boxes of documents. Months later, …Continue reading the post titled Export and Import of Hazardous waste
Great Results for Clients This Summer
We’ve had an extraordinary few months, bringing eight long-running matters to a successful conclusion. As plaintiffs’ counsel, we settled several contaminated land lawsuits since May, obtaining millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. These amounts were up to twice wh…Continue reading the post titled Great Results for Clients This Summer
Should we be shy?
Dianne has been honoured with yet another listing in an international directory of the world’s leading environmental lawyers. This time it is the second edition of the PLC Cross-Border Environment Handbook, being published by the Practical Law Company in London, England. Meanwhile, Dianne ha…Continue reading the post titled Should we be shy?
The clothesline debate 3
One reader has asked us: can municipalities prevent developers from putting clothesline restrictions in new subdivisions? Yes, they can. Section 51 of the Ontario Planning Act provides: 51 (17) The applicant shall provide the approval authority with the prescribed information showing, ……Continue reading the post titled The clothesline debate 3
Who’s Who of Environmental Lawyers?
Dianne has just received the following email: The International Who’s Who of Environment Lawyers 2007 (3rd Edition) “Following 6 months of research with clients and peers, I am pleased to inform you that you are one of 370 lawyers selected for inclusion in The International Who’s…Continue reading the post titled Who’s Who of Environmental Lawyers?
Our Book gets cited!
Earlier this year, Stan Berger and I published our first annual Environmental Law, Year in Review, sold by Canada Law Book. One of the chapters has now been cited (and quoted) in a brief filed with the United States Supreme Court! The chapter, Beyond Trail Smelter: Assessing the Changes in I…Continue reading the post titled Our Book gets cited!