Andrew Murray's Archive

Trying Times For Civil Trials

It is no secret that in terms of the public’s ability to predictably have their private civil disputes tried in court, the covid-19 pandemic was the straw that broke the camel’s back.  The strain had been there for years, with delays in reaching trial becoming increasingly common.  Indeed, in my blog from late 2019, which […]...Read More

Faster, Cheaper, Simpler Justice

In late 2019 I wrote about the pressures on our judicial system that create problems with the timely delivery of civil trials. At the time, none of us had heard of COVID-19, but within a few months, the world came to a halt, and so did civil trials. As much pressure as our judicial system […]...Read More

What if You’re Hurt by an Uninsured Driver? Andrew Murray Explains

You need to know if your insurance policy includes Family Protection Endorsement. Andrew Murray lays out why....Read More

To Have a Jury or to Not Have A Jury? That is the Question

INTRODUCTION Whether a civil trial should proceed with or without a jury has been a hot-button issue for the plaintiff personal injury bar and the insurance defence bar during the COVID-19 pandemic.   As recently acknowledged by the Court of Appeal in Louis v. Poitras,[1] “the civil justice system in Ontario faces an unprecedented crisis”,[2] which […]...Read More

Litigation in the Age of COVID-19: A Personal Injury Lawyer’s Perspective

The physical distancing measures put into place by the Ontario government have had a dramatic impact across all facets of society. The legal profession has not been exempt from this impact. Many would be surprised to learn that legal services at Lerners continue, even in the face of closed offices, the cancellation of in-person meetings, […]...Read More

Client Testimonial – Meet Stephen P.

Hi Andrew, I just want to say “thank you” from the bottom of my heart for being with me on this seven year journey of “redemption”. Thank you for believing in me and taking me on as a client when I did not expect much of anything at all. I cannot tell you how much […]...Read More

Lawyers Leadership Challenge

The United Way helps to fund supports in communities across Canada in a wide range of areas which includes child and youth programs, poverty reduction strategies, mental health supports, and return to employment initiatives.  That is why Lerners is proud to participate in the friendly “Lawyers Leadership Challenge” against a number of other local law […]...Read More

Random Musings From My Two Week Jury Trial In Thunder Bay

I am back to my office in London after spending two weeks in Thunder Bay where I conducted a jury trial. This blog doesn’t talk about the case, but rather some of my thoughts and observations gained during my time away from home in another part of the province. Weather Our weather in southern Ontario […]...Read More

Spinal Cord Injuries: How To Fund Your Care And Understand The Legal Labyrinth

I am reminded on a daily basis just how precious a commodity is good health, how easy it is to take it for granted, and how devastating it can be once it is lost, but the talk I gave at Parkwood Hospital on October 15, 2018 – part of the Peer Connection series organized by […]...Read More

Client Testimonial

Thank you again Andrew for your diligence and direction. Your inclusive approach to the work we had already done is deeply appreciated.  – C.Y....Read More

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