Archive for December, 2017


Archive for December, 2017

Ontario police officer facing sexual assault charge

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Tuesday December 26, 2017.

A police officer from London has been charged with a number of offences. The Ontario resident is charged with sexual assault in connection with an alleged incident that happened while the 41-year-old was off duty. He has now also been charged with breaching the conditions of his release and criminal harassment. Police have not released the officer's name in order to protect the victim's identity, who apparently was in a...
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Toronto woman faces attempted homicide charge

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Wednesday December 20, 2017.

A woman has been charged after a serious altercation resulted in the stabbing of one man and the serious injury of an infant, according to local sources. Toronto police say the attempted homicide occurred when the woman stabbed a man during an argument. So far, no court date has been announced. According to investigators, the violent altercation began in an Etobicoke apartment the morning of Dec. 13 between a man and a woman...
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Homicide charges filed against Toronto man

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Tuesday December 19, 2017.

The man suspected of fatally stabbing a woman in North York has been placed under arrest and charged. The 24-year-old Toronto man is facing a first-degree murder charge following the death of an unidentified woman who was discovered inside a residential home. Despite having made an arrest, Toronto police are still conducting their homicide investigation. According to spokespeople for TPS, officers responded to a call near 5 p.m. the evening of...
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Homicide in Toronto leads to manhunt

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Tuesday December 19, 2017.

Police are on the lookout for an individual believed to be responsible for the shooting death of a prominent real estate broker. The homicide took place at a downtown Toronto steakhouse around 9 p.m. the night of Sept. 16. So far, police do not have any specific leads they are sharing publicly, but their investigation is ongoing. According to the report, shortly before 9 p.m. an unknown person dressed in...
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Ontario sexual assault cases to get outside review

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Sunday December 10, 2017.

Certain criminal cases will soon be reviewed by an independent body. Sexual assault cases in various areas of Ontario and in Calgary, Alberta, will be reviewed by a panel comprised of experts who work with domestic and sexual violence survivors. The proposed three-year project is the brainchild of the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women and the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre. Funding is coming from Status of Women Canada....
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Ontario man charged with homicide

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Thursday December 07, 2017.

Police in the region of Peel have apprehended a man they believe to have been involved in a fatal stabbing in Mississauga. Ontario authorities say the 48-year-old man was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing that left another man dead and several others injured. So far, no court date has been announced with regard to this homicide case. According to the police report, officers were called to...
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On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in COVID-19 on Tuesday March 17, 2020.

At Neuberger and Partners, we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and have implemented safety measures to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Our priority is and always will be the health, well-being and safety of our staff, clients and colleagues.

We have put in place various measures to prevent and minimize the impact of COVID-19:

  • In addition to standard hand-washing habits, our staff are washing hands before and after every client interaction;
  • All individuals entering our office will be required to use our hand sanitizer to ensure the safety of our other clients and staff;
  • Regular disinfecting of our offices, public areas, meeting rooms and board rooms as well as increasing the frequency of disinfection of higher-traffic surface areas;
  • If a lawyer or client who has a scheduled meeting is feeling unwell, they will be strongly encouraged to stay home;
  • For the time being, we will avoid greeting clients and colleagues with our usual handshakes;
  • We will make every effort to ensure our firm will be stocked up with extra tissue and alcohol-based hand sanitizer; and
  • We will monitor and stay informed from the Government of Canada and World Health Organization for facts as they become available. We will ensure all staff and team members are educated on symptoms and are well informed on prevention and best practices.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Will the firm still run if there are closures?

  • We are committed to assisting our clients. We remain open to assist our clients at this time (following aforementioned standards for health and safety). For clients who wish to communicate with our firm virtually, we have the technology for virtual meetings and are able to respond to the needs of our clients in a manner best to protect our staff and clients’ health.

Are staff and lawyers set up to work virtually?

  • All lawyers and staff are set up to work virtually and continue to assist clients and one another remotely. All lawyers are available via telephone, email and virtual video conferencing.

What is the court situation? How will we deal with court closures?

  • At this time, the Superior Court of Justice is closed from March 17, 2020 to June 1, 2020 – unless a judge orders otherwise.
    If you have a March matter, your matter will be postponed to June 2, 2020.
    April matters will be postponed to June 3, 2020 and May matters will be pushed to June 4, 2020.
  • Similarly, the Ontario Court of Justice will be closed for 10 weeks for all out of custody matters in criminal practice court. In custody matters will still be addressed. It is unclear if out of custody matters such as trials or preliminary hearings will continue since the courts have left this decision to the discretion of the judges. However, Bail courts will remain open for the time being.
  • The Court of Appeal for Ontario has suspended all scheduled appeals until April 3, 2020. But we are still able to file materials and apply for urgent appeals to be heard.
  • We will advise clients by email of their next Court date.

How can payments be made?

  • Payments can be made via e-transfer and visa payments can be made over the phone.

If I have to deliver something to my lawyer, how shall I go about it?

  • For clients who wish to drop off documents but do not wish to come in contact with any one at the firm, you are encouraged to drop them off in our mail slot in front of our office.

We will be open and available for any questions, comments or concerns. Please call (416) 364-3111 for any further information.

Stay safe and healthy,

Joseph Neuberger