INSIGHTS

News

Order In Council - Firearms Prohibition

May 04, 2020

Affected by the new firearms order in council (OIC)? At Da Cruz Sommers LLP we are looking to conduct an administrative review and possible Charter challenge to this OIC. We believe it to be unlawful. If you are interested, please enquire by emailing us at info@dcsllp.com

 

 

 


 

Our Response to Covid-19

March 17, 2020

To all our Prospective and Current Clients,

Recently the world has changed. In these difficult times, it is important that all Canadians do their part to slow down the spread of Covid-19. We must all follow the best advice of our public health authorities so that we can protect the most vulnerable in our country, and to move past this difficult chapter quickly.

As a small business, we must balance the needs of our clients with the safety of our staff, and set against this is the recent closure of our Courts for most matters. As a litigation firm, this presents unique challenges which we are working diligently to address to protect your interests.

As a result, we have done the following:

•           All staff are now working from home, and

•           We have advised our staff and associates to frequently wash hands, to socially

distance, and if experiencing symptoms to self-isolate for 14 days.

 

To those we serve:

•           We have closed our brick and mortar offices and are now handling all consultations and client communication by way of telephone, email, or video conference;

•           We are asking clients to scan any documents they need to send to us and to deliver them electronically; and

•           If hard copy documents are your only option, we anticipate that they will remain isolated for a period of time upon arrival at our office. 

For those clients with active court matters, please see the link(s) below as they apply to you. The bottom line is that court operations are shut down save for emergency and critical matters. We are actively in touch with the Courts to track your matters, which are still proceeding in a modified manner in line with the direction from public officials. For those with trials, and other scheduled hearings, any adjournment dates are not rescheduled trial dates, they are only dates for your matter to be spoken to (to pick a date to reschedule).

Ontario Court of Justice: https://www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/general-public/covid-19-pandemic-planning-for-the-scheduling-of-matters-in-the-ontario-court-of-justice/

Superior Court of Justice: https://www.ontariocourts.ca/scj/

Government of Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

 

For employers and employees dealing with the uncertain employment situation facing all businesses, we strongly recommend you seek advice from a competent employment law solicitor for advice on your rights and responsibilities at this time. Of course, we remain available to handle any litigation which may arise in the employment context.

We ask for your patience and restraint while we continue to provide services to you. As such, we kindly ask that you minimize calling our office so that we can continue to provide uninterrupted service to you and to all of our valued clients. We thank you for your cooperation. As our firm is continuing operations, we are still serving clients and their legal needs, so please call our main office at 416-848-8435 to schedule an appointment. 

We hope that you and your friends and loved ones stay safe and healthy, and together we will all see through this difficult time.

 

Standing ready to protect your rights and interests, now, and in the future, we remain,

Yours very truly,

 

Carlos Da Cruz and Daniel Paul Sommers

Partners