We are pleased to announce that our upcoming 90-minute live webinar "Advising About Franchise Rescission Rights – Lawyers’ Obligations" has been accredited by the Law Society of Ontario and the Law Society of British Columbia for CPD hours. This program has been accredited by the Law Society of Ontario for Professionalism: In British Columbia, where only substantive content is accredited, the Law Society of British Columbia has accredited this program for substantive content for its full length.
Law Works P.C. (Toronto)/L.C. (Vancouver) is a small franchise and commercial dispute resolution boutique in Ontario and British Columbia. Our firm presently consists of three lawyers (including a recently hired junior associate) and a paralegal. Due to our growth, we are hiring another junior associate. Our practice is made up of commercial and franchise dispute matters, as well as some franchise and corporate/commercial drafting and transactional work.
We are pleased to announce that our upcoming 60-minute live webinar "Franchise Independent Legal Advice Certificates – Professional Obligations of Lawyers Representing Franchisees" has been accredited by the Law Society of Ontario and the Law Society of British Columbia for CPD hours. In Ontario, the program is accredited as follows: In British Columbia, where only substantive content is accredited, this program is accredited for substantive content for its full length of 60 minutes.
The McDonald's ice cream machine repairs dispute is an example of a franchisor-franchisee-supplier dispute. Some McDonald's franchisees took on DIY repairs to their ice cream machines by installing an aftermarket gadget to troubleshoot repairs, violating the franchisor's warranties. McDonald's ordered that the gadgets be removed, claiming they could cause "serious human injury". Now the gadget's manufacturer, Kytch, is suing McDonald's for $900 million in damages for destroying its rapidly growing start up business.
Law Works will now periodically send the Law Works Corporate/Commercial Newsletter to our subscriber database. This area, and in particular, commercial real estate litigation, is an important part of our dispute resolution practice (which is in addition to our well recognized franchise litigation practice). Our inaugural edition included: Subscribe to receive this newsletter and in addition to our Franchise Law and Issue in Focus newsletters.