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The trauma of a sexual assault or abuse, whether for adults, children, or even family members of the survivor, can leave all parties feeling isolated and hopeless. The Lerners Sexual Assault and Abuse Team wants every survivor and their family to have access to all the resources they need to begin down a path of healing.

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“I am truly grateful, that you chose the challenge of my case.”

“Elizabeth, I just want to say that I am very appreciative of your team’s hard […]

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Elizabeth Grace to speak at Continuing Legal Education Society of BC’s 2022 Sexual Violence (Civil) Conference

Elizabeth Grace will be speaking at Continuing Legal Education Society of BC’s 2022 Sexual Violence […]

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Lerners Partner Urges PEI Legislature to adopt Non-disclosure Agreements Act

On November 4, 2021, a private member’s bill entitled “Non-disclosure Agreements Act” was introduced in […]

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Death Knell of Limitations Defence in Sexual Assault, Courtesy of Harvey Weinstein

I don’t understand why, but I continue to see Statements of Defence that plead limitations […]

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SCC won’t hear case involving vicarious liability for sex assault

It’s unfortunate that the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) will not hear a case dealing […]

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Canada’s Highest Court Delivers Wake-Up Call on Child Sexual Abuse UPDATED

The Supreme Court of Canada has spoken out about the pervasiveness of child sexual abuse […]

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Pre-judgment Interest Developments in the Historical Sexual Abuse Context

Pre-judgment interest (“PJI”) on damages in historical sexual abuse cases involving plaintiffs who seek compensation […]

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Lower Threshold for Proving Income Loss in Cases Involving Childhood Sexual Abuse and Injury

The Ontario Court of Appeal in its October 25, 2019 decision in MacLeod v. Marshall, 2019 […]

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Land Mark Ruling in Sexual Assault – Ontario Court Confirms No ‘CAP’ On Damages For Pain and Suffering

Concluding the sexual abuse and its impacts were “at the upper end of the worst-case […]

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