Category Archives: Magrath’s News

Legal news and information from Magrath’s Law Chambers

Crisis in Cameroon: Conversation with Felix Nkongho

On October 25th Lawyer’s Rights Watch Canada and the Law Society of Ontario hosted Barrister Felix Nkongho for a discussion about the current humanitarian crisis in Cameroon and the discrimination and persecution faced by Cameroon’s anglophone minority.  The conversation was … Continue reading

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Applicants successful in Bill 5 Challenge

Justice Belobaba of the Ontario Superior Court issued judgment today in favour of the Applicant challengers of the Government of Ontario’s Bill 5, the Better Local Government Act. The BLGA acted to, inter alia, reduce the number of wards in the … Continue reading

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Join Gavin Magrath at CIFFA’s 70th Anniversary Conference

Please join me at the CIFFA 70th Anniversary Conference – Toronto Oct. 16 & 17, where I will be speaking. Use promo code “CSP1518” and save 15% on non-member ticket prices to attend this two-day special 70th Anniversary Conference, Global … Continue reading

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Gavin Magrath joins as counsel to Rocco Achampong in Bill 5 Application

We are pleased to announce that Gavin Magrath has been appointed co-counsel for the Applicant Rocco Achampong in his Application against Doug Ford and the Government of Ontario seeking to delay the coming into force of Bill 5, the Better … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Grants Leave in Trinity Western vs LSUC

The Supreme Court today announced that leave has been granted to appeal the decisions in Trinity Western University et al. v. Law Society of Upper Canada and Law Society of British Columbia v. Trinity Western University et al. The two appeals will be heard … Continue reading

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Forwarderlaw + VEA: Law and Logistics: The Way Forward (12-13 Oct)

On behalf of the Forwarderlaw Network I want to extend my thanks and sincerest gratitude to the Antwerp Freight Forwarders’ Association “VEA”, for hosting our conference on “Law and Logistics: The Way Forward” on 12-13 October in Antwerp. The conference was … Continue reading

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Gavin Magrath Statement for LRWC to UNHRC

On behalf of Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, Gavin Magrath gave the following statement today to the 33rd sesion of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, during General Debate. You can watch the video here on UNTV: LRWC’s statement is … Continue reading

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Gavin Magrath – Statement to UNHRC on Cambodia

On behalf of Lawyer’s Rights Watch Canada, Gavin Magrath presented the following statement today to the 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights … Continue reading

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Gavin Magrath leads LRWC Intervention in Trinity Western University v LSUC

The Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision today on 15 motions to intervene as an amicus curiae in the case of Trinity Western University and Brayden Volkenant v. The Law Society of Upper Canada. Gavin Magrath represented Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada … Continue reading

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LRWC Letter re: China – Coordinated Harassment, Incommunicado Detention and Disappearances of Lawyers and Other Human Rights Defenders

Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), a committee of Canadian lawyers advocating on behalf of lawyers and other human rights defenders whose rights, safety or independence are threatened as a result of their human rights work, wrote yesterday to President Xi … Continue reading

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