Month: April 2015


Posted on April 21, 2015 by Dean Benard
Delay, procedural inefficiencies, and escalation of costs are the obstacles Discipline Committees must deal with in adjudicating the matters brought before them.
Posted on April 14, 2015 by Dean Benard
Members/registrants appearing before a Discipline or Fitness to Practise Committee
Posted on April 8, 2015 by Dean Benard
WATERLOO — Dean Benard and his colleagues are private eyes.So it's all stakeouts and surveillance, disguises and dark alleys?Once in a while, perhaps.But more often than not, a typical day involves interviews, research and paperwork. Lots of paperwork. 
Posted on April 7, 2015 by Dean Benard
The case of D’Mello v. The Law Society of Upper Canada was released by the Ontario Court of Appeal on December 22, 2014 and deals with the thorny issue of privilege as it applies to regulatory investigations, where a lawyer who was the subject of such an investigation commenced a defamation action against his regulatory body.
Posted on April 2, 2015 by Dean Benard
Practice directions are frequently used by courts as a means of providing guidance on practices courts expect parties will follow in preparing for and conducting court proceedings.  Examples of practice directions issued by courts include: assistance for self-represented parties, use of electronic devices in the courtroom materials for use in court proceedings, and scheduling.