Canadian Law Awards: Quebecers rewarded

Montreal partners Alexandre Forest and Francois Viau as well as lawyer Ilias Hmimas. Source: Gowling WLG website Awarded by Lexpert, the prizes Canadian Law Awards annually celebrate the best in the profession. They highlight the work of law firms, in-house legal teams and lawyers across the country, as well as their landmark transactions over the … Read more

Court axes BLG fees

Judge Karen M. Rogers. Source: Langlois website The Superior Court considered that the firm had failed in its obligation to inform its client and awarded him only a fraction of the amount claimed. Because the fees were billed without regard to the actual value of the work performed, and without the client knowing what to … Read more

the respondent says he is an “undercover negotiator”

The man indicted in the investigation into the cyberattack which targeted a Parisian law firm, and hacked into documents contained in the investigation into the Charlie Hebdo attack, defended himself on Friday from being a hacker , claiming to have played “a role of undercover negotiator“. “If he was able to (…) request remuneration for … Read more

A lawyers’ strike seizes the asylum machine

The National Court for the Right of Asylum (CNDA) has been undergoing a slow strike since October, which lengthens the processing time for cases and affects its balance sheet. “This week, the lawyers’ strike is Monday and Thursday.” Vice-president of the National Court of Asylum (CNDA), Isabelle Dely does not resign herself: “We will have … Read more

The new administrators of the Bar are known!

Me Antoine Aylwin. Source: Quebec Bar website There were several called, but few elected in the last ballot of the Barreau du Québec, which ended on May 13, when eight candidates were vying for the five open positions for the next exercise of the board of directors of the Bar. And the names are now … Read more

Hair-raising lawyers | Law Inc.

Sophie Melchers. Source: Norton Rose Fulbright website Three Quebec lawyers were honored at the awards ceremony 2022 Canadian Benchmark Litigation Awardsheld on May 5 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. Me Sophie Melchers, a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, received the award for litigator of the year in Quebec. Me Marie-Helene Jette, a partner … Read more

Lawyers’ favorite Montreal restaurant turns 35

Leonardo Iacono and his daughter Josie When lawyers, judges and magistrates who frequent the Montreal courthouse are asked which restaurant they prefer to frequent, their answer is almost invariably “Le Muscadin”. And this, for 35 years! Such unwavering loyalty to an establishment in Old Montreal, which is full of restaurants, seems surprising at first glance. … Read more

Guy Georges’ ex-lawyer facing the judges

Expelled from the bar on a charge of rape, Alex Ursulet had appealed. The hearing was held on Thursday. Radiated from the Paris bar on December 31, 2019, lawyer Alex Ursulet, 64, who had notably defended serial killer Guy Georges, appealed this decision to the Disciplinary Council of the Order. A young woman, an intern … Read more

Me Thibault de Montbrial, committed and patriotic lawyer

AVOCADO OF THE MONTH – Concerned about the future of France, the criminal lawyer will notably defend the companion of Xavier Jugelé, the policeman assassinated by an Islamist in April 2017, from June 7. Two determined faces face each other: that of a young policeman and that of an activist made up as Marianne. This … Read more

A lawyer for Bernard Tapie has a valuable watch stolen in Marseille

The victim was taken to task by two men, when she returned Thursday evening to her hotel near the Old Port. A lawyer for Bernard Tapie was attacked on the evening of Thursday, October 7 in Marseille, just hours before the funeral of the ex-businessman in the Marseille city, by two people who stole a … Read more