Category Archives: Magrath’s News

Legal news and information from Magrath’s Law Chambers

Magrath’s has Moved!

Please note that effective 1 January 2015 I have moved into new Law Chambers: 393 University Avenue, Suite 2000 Toronto, ON, M5G 1E6 My phone, fax, and email will remain the same, and I will continue to receive mail and … Continue reading

Posted in Magrath's News | Tagged , | Comments Off

LRWC Oral Statement to the 27th Session of the UN Human Rights Council: Human Rights Defenders subjected to arbitrary detention and enforced disappearance

[The following text was prepared by Gavin Magrath for oral submission on behalf of Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada to the 27th Session of the United Nations Human Right Council, Geneva, September 2014]  Mr. President, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada commends the … Continue reading

Posted in International Human Rights Law, Magrath's News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Ontario Daily Court Lists now available On-line

The Ministry of the Attorney General for Ontario has announced that daily court lists for both the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice will now be posted on-line. The lists can be narrowed by Court, location, … Continue reading

Posted in Magrath's News | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

Forwarderlaw.com April e-news Now Available

The April e-news from Forwarderlaw.com is now available. Forwarderlaw is the comprehensive free online resource for legal information for the international freight forwarding and global logistics industry, maintained by a network of transport lawyers from over 25 countries. Gavin Magrath, … Continue reading

Posted in Magrath's News, Maritime + Transport Law | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off

Leave to Appeal Granted in Societe Telus case

The Supreme Court granted the request for leave to appeal the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal in the case of Societe Telus Communications v Peracomo Inc., the ‘cable-cutting’ case.  The case arose when, on two separate occasions, the … Continue reading

Posted in Magrath's News | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

Freight forwarders carry the weight of security rules

Increasingly complex regulatory requirements are creating heavy burdens for Canada’s freight forwarders and are a substantial driver of industry costs, according to an article in the most recent Canadian Sailings magazine: Gavin Magrath, a Toronto lawyer specializing in freight-forwarding law … Continue reading

Posted in Magrath's News, Maritime + Transport Law | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

Ontario Court Strikes Down Mandatory Minimum Sentence

The decision in R v Smickle was published today (2012 ONSC 602) and is sure to have far-reaching effects. The applicant, Smickle, had been visiting his cousin’s house and posing for facebook photos with his cousin’s handgun when police broke … Continue reading

Posted in Magrath's News | Tagged , | Comments Off

Gavin Magrath speaks on Maritime Morning

Listeners in Halifax, Moncton, and Saint John can tune in to Maritime Morning (with guest host Scott Simpson) at 10:05 Atlantic time, 23 May 2012, when the subject will be Omar Khadr and the recent LRWC Shadow Report to the … Continue reading

Posted in Magrath's News | Tagged , | Comments Off

Omar Khadr: Canada in Breach of multiple International Human Rights obligations, including Convention against Torture and Convention on the Rights of the Child

For Immediate Release – Tuesday, May 15, 2012 On May 21-22, 2012, the United Nations Committee against Torture will review Canada’s failure to comply with its obligations under the Convention against Torture to prevent, punish and remedy the torture and … Continue reading

Posted in International Human Rights Law, Magrath's News, Pro Bono and Non-Profit | Tagged , | Comments Off

Briefing to the Committee against Torture on the Omar Khadr case

Lawyer’s Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) and the Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (CLMG) filed a joint shadow report on the Omar Khadr case with the Committee against Torture (the Committee) for consideration on the review of Canada’s compliance with the Convention … Continue reading

Posted in International Human Rights Law, Magrath's News, Pro Bono and Non-Profit | Leave a comment