Maia Bent's Archive

Your ad here…or not

Lawyers in Ontario are debating whether to tighten up the rules that govern how they can advertise their services to the public. The debate emerges out of a package of amendments the country’s largest legal profession regulator, the Law Society of Upper Canada, has proposed to its rulebook. Maia Bent, president of the Ontario Trial […]...Read More

Australia’s ‘assembly-line’ legal service eyes Canada

“If the model that we have seen in the U.K. and Australia progresses, it will absolutely mean fewer choices for the consumer,” said Maia Bent, president of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and a partner with Lerners Personal Injury Group in London, Ont. “The choice that you have is going to be a much more cookie-cutter, assembly-line type of legal service.” Australia039s-039assembly-line039-legal-service-eyes-Canada  ...Read More

Legal advertising under the microscope (Maia Bent quoted)

Darcy Merkur has had enough. Whether it’s misleading information about the amount of experience a law firm has on display with apparent pride on the side of a bus or phallic innuendo suggestive of big settlements strategically placed above men’s urinals at the Air Canada Centre, legal advertising in Ontario, in his view, has gotten […]...Read More

Maia Bent to speak on the Ontario budget and implications for auto injury benefits claimants

Maia Bent is a speaker at Rehab First’s breakfast seminar, The Budget and its Implications for Auto Injury Benefits Claimants, being held June 25th, 2015 at the London Convention Centre....Read More

Focus: Families struggling with attendant-care limits

With attendant-care benefits limited since Feb. 1, 2014, to the amount of a family member’s actual economic loss, families have been struggling to care for their relatives under the new regime as their advocates look for ways to help them find any tool available to provide assistance… Read Law Times article...Read More

Winter road maintenance report will have legal repercussions: Lawyer

TORONTO – A scathing auditor general’s report released Wednesday on shoddy winter road maintenance will hurt the government’s position in legal battles arising from that issue, says a prominent Ontario lawyer… Read Toronto Sun article...Read More

Plaintiff lawyers unhappy with attendant care changes

In a recent Law Times article, personal injury lawyer Maia Bent comments on recent amendements that tie attendant-care benefits to economic loss. Plaintiff-lawyers-unhappy-with-attendant-care-changes...Read More

Amendments to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule Effective February 1, 2014

On December 17, 2013, the government published Ontario Regulation 347/13, amending the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule.  This Regulation comes into force on February 1, 2014. The changes will affect attendant care, pre-existing conditions under the Minor Injury Guideline, and the election of benefits.  These changes provide additional hurdles for injured plaintiffs seeking to obtain accident […]...Read More

Pool Drowning and Water Safety

Drowning is one of the leading causes of injury and death to Canadian children. An estimated 54 children, age 14 and under, drown each year in Canada. Another 140 are hospitalized for near drowning, many suffering from brain injuries. Swimming pools are the site of nearly half of all of these drowning and near drowning […]...Read More

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