Old Man Charged with Sexual Assaults of Girls
A 70-year-old man from Oshawa was charged with multiple counts of sexual assaults that allegedly took place in Toronto’s Scarborough area in the 1990s. Police say the suspect befriended children in his social circle between 1994 and 1996. The girls were between the ages of 9 and 14. The suspect’s first appearance in court was in late October 2021.
New Criminal Appeal Rules Released November 1, 2021
The Court of Appeal for Ontario has released new criminal appeal rules for all criminal matters which will come into force on November 1, 2021. The new rules will apply to all criminal matters at the Court of Appeal for Ontario whether commenced before or after November 1, 2021. You can review the new criminal appeal rules by clicking the button below.
The Queens University Faculty of Law has named Cynthia Petersen as this year’s recipient of the H.R.S. Ryan Law Alumni Award of Distinction
The Queens University Faculty of Law has named Cynthia Petersen, a judge at the Superior Court of Justice, as this year’s recipient of the H.R.S. Ryan Law Alumni Award of Distinction. She has been recognized for her contribution to landmark Charter cases which greatly helped shape equality jurisprudence. She has also helped to make major changes to the Canadian criminal justice system. Since her law degree, she has been an unstoppable activist for equality around issues of race, gender, and sexual orientation. For a more detailed biography of The Honourable Madame Justice Petersen, please click below.
Harvard Law School Has Appointed Canadian Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella as Pisar Visiting Professor
On April 7, 2021, Justice Abella was appointed as Hardvard's Pisar Visiting Professor effective July 1, 2022. Justice Abella will serve an initial three year term that will run until 2025. She is the first Canadian jurist to be appointed to a Chair at Hardvard Law School. Justice Abella will retire from the Supreme Court of Canada this year. She has been the longest serving judge in Canadian history. After her appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada in 2004 she has been world renowned for her contributions in the areas of constitutional law, human rights, international law, family law, labour law and many more. To learn more read full article from Harvard Law Today.
New Scholarship for Indigenous law students now available at the University of Windsor
This fall, the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor has started a new scholarship for Indigenous law students in memory of alumnus Fred Bartley. Mr. Bartley died last September. He is well known for establishing the Gladue courts in Toronto, which are special courts for people charged with a crime and who self-identify as Indigenous, Métis, First Nations, or Inuit.
A Judge in BC ruled that a Third Person can be added to a Child's Birth Certificate
In a decision released on April 23, 2021, a judge allowed a second mother to be added to a child's birth certificate. The father and the two mothers are in a polyamorous relationship. The child was conceived naturally with one of the mothers. The judge indicated that it is in the best interests of the child to have all of his parents legally recognized. As the modern family continues to take on many different forms, courts across Canada have tried to adapt. In 2007, the Ontario Court of Appeal favoured a same sex female couple who wanted both of their names listed as mothers alongside the name of the man who helped them start a family.
Ontario Strengthens Security at 25 Adult Correctional Facilities
The Ontario government is implementing the use of specialized devices at 25 adult correctional facilities across the province to detect and locate contraband cell phones. Cell phones are prohibited because of a growing concern that that they can be used by inmates for criminal activities, to intimidate witnesses or share security details from within an institution.
Areas of expertise
What Can We Help
- Child Support
- Custody and Access
- Corporate Minute Books
- Corporate Governance
- Shareholder Agreements
- Bail Hearings
- Weapons Offences
- Drug Offences
- Civil Fraud
- Business/Commercial Litigation
- Breach of Contract
Melekhovets Law is a law firm located in the heart of downtown Toronto. We provide a variety of legal services in the areas of family law, criminal law, civil litigation and corporate law.
At Melekhovets Law‚ we are dedicated to creating innovative and effective strategies to meet our clients’ various legal needs. Our drive is the key to our success.