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Ontario doctor facing sexual assault charges

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Tuesday February 27, 2018.

A doctor who lost his medical licence in a civil hearing for allegedly touching a patient inappropriately is now facing criminal charges as well. The Ontario dermatologist denies the recent sexual assault allegations against him, saying it would have been physically impossible for his genitals to have come into contact with patients since his stomach is too large. The findings of a disciplinary panel for the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons...
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Ontario robbery suspect accused of drug crime

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Monday February 19, 2018.

A man wanted for a murder and other crimes in another country was recently taken into custody in connection with accusations of a drug crime. The 28-year-old was also wanted on armed robbery charges in Ontario in connection with an apparent crime in Feb. 2017. He was recently arrested on charges for possession of heroin, cocaine and fentanyl, said to be worth about $45,000 on the street. The accused is also...
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Female teacher faces sexual assault charge regarding male student

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Monday February 12, 2018.

A 28-year-old supply teacher is facing charges that stem from an alleged relationship with a teenage male student for three months in 2017. The Ontario woman, who subbed for the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB), has been charged with sexual assault. She occasionally taught for the school board for the last three years. A spokesperson for the YCDSB said the board does everything it can to ensure the safety of its students...
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Ontario car dealer in jail for fraud facing further charges

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Monday February 05, 2018.

A used car salesperson recently jailed is now up against new charges. The Oshawa, Ontario man is serving time for fraud pertaining to a client of the dealership, but is now also facing additional charges that allege fraud against the car dealership for which he worked along with several banks. The man is facing multiple fraud charges stemming from thousands of missing funds from his place of employment, according to Durham police....
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Toronto, ON M6C 2E4
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COVID-19 UPDATE

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