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We are pleased to announce that Sama Al Mutair and Sarah Ellen McMahon joined Law Works as articling students as of July 8, 2019. Sama Al Mutair Sama graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law earlier this year. During her time in law school, Sama was a research team member in a clinical course affiliated with the TradeLab global network. In this role, Sama co-authored a published report for the International Trade Centre in Geneva.
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.
We are pleased to announce that the Globe and Mail quoted Ben Hanuka about a proposed settlement of the Tim Hortons pending class action lawsuit. The Globe published the article titled, “Tim Hortons franchisees preparing to settle lawsuit as parent company narrowly beats fourth-quarter expectations”, on February 11, 2019. Click here to view the article.
We are pleased to advise that Ben Hanuka has been admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Based in London, England, the Chartered Institute is the world’s leading qualifications and professional body for dispute resolution. Admission as Fellow involves a rigorous process.