Grace under fire // Wednesday Roundup

A roundup of this week's top legal headlines, right at your fingertips

By Claire Ward

On Wednesday December 10th, 2008


Every Wednesday the Globe and Mail runs its Law Page and the National Post runs its Legal Post page. Here are some of the highlights:

LAW PAGE (Globe and Mail)

  • Law departments in large corporations are facing budget cuts, causing lawyers to focus on the quality, not quantity of billable hours. [Ed. note: Link is no longer active]
  • Peter Hogg, scholar in residence at Blakes and former dean of Osgoode Law School, is the voice of constitutional law in Michaëlle Jean’s ear. [Ed. note: Link is no longer active]

LEGAL POST (National Post)

  •  Restructuring lawyers talk about how and why companies can maintain cashflow. [Ed. note: Link is no longer active]
  • Instead of resorting to layoffs, Canadian employers should consider a number of ways to cut staffing costs, Toronto employment lawyers suggest. [Ed. note: Link is no longer active]
  • Intellectual property assets can prove valuable in times of recession; Eileen McMahon, a partner at Torys LLP, shares her three-basket strategy. [Ed. note: Link is no longer active]