Civil Litigation

Cameras in the Courtroom

In an age of mass accessibility to innovative technology, it seems only logical that all areas of society would adopt and embrace the ease which accompanies technological advancements. We were recently asked, why has this modern luxury not transcended into the courtroom? Why, amongst the vast amount of accessible video, audio and photographical technology, do the courts continue to rely on sketch artists to depict the scenes of the courtroom?

Restrictive Covenants in Employment Contracts

There are two common types of clauses that employers may include in employment contracts to protect themselves; non-competition clauses & non-solicitation clauses. Employees should be made aware that these clauses are not always reasonable or enforceable. There is a concern that the use of these clauses by employers may too heavily restrict labour mobility and therefore courts frown on overly broad clauses of this nature.