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We are pleased to announce that Ben Hanuka has been recognized in the 2020 Best Lawyers in Canada peer-rated directory in the Franchise Law category. The Best Lawyers directory is based on extensive peer review and feedback. It is considered one of the leading peer-reviewed and recommended lawyer’s listing worldwide.
We are pleased to announce that Ben Hanuka will co-present at the Canadian Franchise Association’s annual Franchise Law Day on September 26, 2019. Ben will co-present at a plenary session, titled “Legal and Legislative Update”, covering the key franchise-related court decisions of the past year as well as legislative updates. Here is a link to the Franchise Law Day: https://www.cfa.
We are pleased to announce that Sarah Ellen McMahon joined Law Works as articling students as of July 8, 2019. Sarah obtained her J.D. from Western University, and her Bachelor of Commerce from Ryerson University, with a major in Law and Business. While in her third year of law school, Sarah studied abroad at the National University of Singapore. During her law school summers, Sarah worked for Scotiabank and First National Financial. In her free time, Sarah enjoys golfing, watching documentaries and going to museums.
We are pleased to announce that Ben Hanuka was successful as counsel in an appeal to the Court of Appeal for Ontario in an exclusive use dispute on behalf of Royal Paan, a Brampton-based franchisor of Indian-food restaurants with locations across Canada. The Court of Appeal set aside all portions of the order of the judge of the Superior Court which, among other things, granted exclusive use rights for an Indian/Punjabi restaurant to another unit owner in a commercial condominium plaza in Brampton.
We are pleased to announce that the Globe and Mail quoted Ben Hanuka’s opinion about the recent settlement in the Tim Horton’s class action. In an article titled, “Tim Hortons franchisees vote in favour of lawsuit settlements with company”, published in the Globe on April 22, 2019, Ben Hanuka commented about the possible factors that were important to the franchisees in their decision to settle the class action. Click here to view the article.