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CPD-eligible webinars and courses
for lawyers

Since 2021, Law Works PD has been delivering CPD-eligible and accredited webinars for lawyers on franchise law and commercial/real estate disputes in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. As of December 2023, we offer CPD-eligible or accredited webinars, roundtables, and short courses & intensive courses.

Our Webinars, Roundtables,
and Short & Intensive Courses

Short & Intensive Courses

Law Works PD offers CPD-eligible or accredited
short and intensive courses for lawyers

  • Live Course

Franchise Arbitration Procedure

Date of course:  May 9, 2024

  • 6.5 Hours

  • May 9, 2024

  • CPD Eligible/Accredited

  • Live Course

The Intensive Course On Franchise Rescission Law and Practice

Date of course:  Sept 7 to Nov 27, 2024

  • 38 Hours

  • Sept 7 to Nov 27, 2024

  • CPD Eligible/Accredited

Webinars & Roundtables

Law Works PD offers CPD-eligible or accredited live and on-demand
webinars and live roundtables for lawyers

  • Recorded On-Demand

Franchise Renewals and Transfers: Advising Franchisors and Franchisees

Date of course:  November 9, 2023

In this webinar, Ben Hanuka will examine parties’ rights and obligations in franchise renewals and transfers. The webinar will cover contractual, good faith and disclosure rights and...

  • Recorded On-Demand

Advising Franchisees on Exiting the Franchise System

Date of course:  October 3, 2023

In this webinar, Ben Hanuka examines scenarios in the franchise relationship when a lawyer advises a franchisee on available legal remedies to exit the franchise system and...

  • Recorded On-Demand

Recent Commercial Leasing and Real Estate Appellate Decisions

Date of course:  May 16, 2023

Over the past year, the Court of Appeal for Ontario has released many noteworthy decisions about real estate and commercial leasing disputes. In this Law Works webinar,...

  • Recorded On-Demand

Arbitrating Franchise Disputes: What Lawyers Need to Know

Date of course:  February 7, 2023

In this Law Works webinar for lawyers, Ben Hanuka will discuss the unique elements of franchise arbitrations that differ from commercial arbitrations. The webinar will also feature...

  • Recorded On-Demand

The Impact of the Three Recent Ontario Court of Appeal Franchise Decisions

Date of course:  November 8, 2022

Lawyers advising franchisors and franchisees must take into account the impact of the recent trio of Court of Appeal of Ontario decisions, all in favour of franchisees:...

  • Recorded On-Demand

Advising about Franchise Rescission Rights – Lawyers’ Obligations

Date of course:  June 7, 2022

In this webinar, watch Ben Hanuka give an analysis of common issues for lawyers advising franchisees and franchisors about statutory franchise rescission rights. The webinar will focus...

  • Recorded On-Demand

Franchise Independent Legal Advice Certificates

Date of course:  April 5, 2022

In this webinar, Ben Hanuka discusses of the professional obligations of lawyers when giving Franchise Independent Legal Advice (ILA) Certificates.  This webinar will examine the main scenarios...

  • Recorded On-Demand

Franchise Good Faith Operating Standards, Terminations

Date of course:  January 18, 2022

In this webinar, Ben Hanuka provides for an analysis of recent developments on the duty of good faith in franchising. The discussion will feature court decisions since...

  • Recorded On-Demand

Recent Disclosure, Rescission, and Termination Court Decisions

Date of course:  November 24, 2021

The past several months have produced a number of court decisions, mostly from Ontario, including the Court of Appeal for Ontario, about franchise disclosure, rescission and termination...

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Past Webinars

  • Recorded On-Demand|

Franchise Renewals and Transfers: Advising Franchisors and Franchisees

In this webinar, Ben Hanuka will examine parties’ rights and obligations in franchise renewals and transfers. The webinar will cover contractual, good faith and disclosure rights and...

Ben Hanuka Principal of Law Works PC (Ontario)/Law Works LC (British Columbia)

  • Recorded On-Demand|

Advising Franchisees on Exiting the Franchise System

In this webinar, Ben Hanuka examines scenarios in the franchise relationship when a lawyer advises a franchisee on available legal remedies to exit the franchise system and...

Ben Hanuka Principal of Law Works PC (Ontario)/Law Works LC (British Columbia)

  • Recorded On-Demand|

Recent Commercial Leasing and Real Estate Appellate Decisions

Over the past year, the Court of Appeal for Ontario has released many noteworthy decisions about real estate and commercial leasing disputes. In this Law Works webinar,...

Ben Hanuka Principal of Law Works PC (Ontario)/Law Works LC (British Columbia)

  • Recorded On-Demand|

Arbitrating Franchise Disputes: What Lawyers Need to Know

In this Law Works webinar for lawyers, Ben Hanuka will discuss the unique elements of franchise arbitrations that differ from commercial arbitrations. The webinar will also feature...

Ben Hanuka Principal of Law Works PC (Ontario)/Law Works LC (British Columbia)

  • Recorded On-Demand|

The Impact of the Three Recent Ontario Court of Appeal Franchise Decisions

Lawyers advising franchisors and franchisees must take into account the impact of the recent trio of Court of Appeal of Ontario decisions, all in favour of franchisees:...

Ben Hanuka Principal of Law Works PC (Ontario)/Law Works LC (British Columbia)

  • Recorded On-Demand|

Advising about Franchise Rescission Rights – Lawyers’ Obligations

In this webinar, watch Ben Hanuka give an analysis of common issues for lawyers advising franchisees and franchisors about statutory franchise rescission rights. The webinar will focus...

Ben Hanuka Principal of Law Works PC (Ontario)/Law Works LC (British Columbia)

  • Recorded On-Demand|

Franchise Independent Legal Advice Certificates

In this webinar, Ben Hanuka discusses of the professional obligations of lawyers when giving Franchise Independent Legal Advice (ILA) Certificates.  This webinar will examine the main scenarios...

Ben Hanuka Principal of Law Works PC (Ontario)/Law Works LC (British Columbia)

  • Recorded On-Demand|

Franchise Good Faith Operating Standards, Terminations

In this webinar, Ben Hanuka provides for an analysis of recent developments on the duty of good faith in franchising. The discussion will feature court decisions since...

Ben Hanuka Principal of Law Works PC (Ontario)/Law Works LC (British Columbia)

  • Recorded On-Demand|

Recent Disclosure, Rescission, and Termination Court Decisions

The past several months have produced a number of court decisions, mostly from Ontario, including the Court of Appeal for Ontario, about franchise disclosure, rescission and termination...

Ben Hanuka Principal of Law Works PC (Ontario)/Law Works LC (British Columbia)

Ben Hanuka
JD, LLM, CS (Civ Lit), FCIArb, of the Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia Bars

Learn more about Ben Hanuka - Your Program Director and Lead Instructor

Learn More About Ben Hanuka

Ben Hanuka
JD, LLM, CS (Civ Lit), FCIArb, of the Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia Bars

Highlights:

  • JD, LLM (Osgoode '96, '15), C.S. in Civ Lit (LSO), Fellow of CIArb
  • Member of the Bars of Ontario ('98), Alberta (‘24), and British Columbia ('17)
  • Principal of Law Works PC (Ontario), Ben Hanuka PC (Alberta), and Law Works LC (British Columbia)
  • Acted as counsel in many leading franchise court decisions in Ontario over the past twenty-five years, including appellate decisions.
  • Provided expert opinions in and outside Ontario
  • Presented at and chaired numerous franchise and civil litigation CPD programs for over 20 years
  • Chair of OBA Professional Development (2005-2006) - overseeing all PD programs
  • Chair of Civil Litigation Section, OBA (2004-2005)

Notable Cases:

Mendoza v. Active Tire & Auto Inc., 2017 ONCA 471

1159607 Ontario v. Country Style Food Services, 2012 ONSC 881 (SCJ)

1518628 Ontario Inc. v. Tutor Time Learning Centres LLC (2006), 150 A.C.W.S. (3d) 93 (SCJ, Commercial List)

Bekah v. Three for One Pizza (2003), 67 O.R. (3d) 305, [2003] O.J. No. 4002 (SCJ)




Testimonials

What people are saying

Five star rating

The topic was excellent in particular it covered a wide range of case law
in different provinces.

Ben’s style of presentation is more folksy, less stuffy than many CPD presenters making it more
enjoyable to watch. His choice of topics is timely.

It was a very good presentation, and we gained a lot
of knowledge on Franchising.

Your presentation was excellent. I found it informative,
and very practical.

The presentation was excellent. I find there is a real lack of materials
and guidance in franchising law.