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It isn't often we have occasion to employ the term "accidental self-defenestration" in an article, but that phrase certainly applies to the case of Garry Hoy, a 38-year-old lawyer with the Toronto law firm of Holden Day Wilson, who on 9 July 1993 plunged to his death from the 24th floor of the Toronto-Dominion Bank Tower building at TD Centre in front of several horrified witnesses:


Police said a lawyer demonstrating the safety of windows in a downtown Toronto skyscraper crashed through a pane with his shoulder and plunged 24 floors to his death. A police spokesman said Garry Hoy fell into the courtyard of the Toronto Dominion Bank Tower early Friday evening as he was explaining the strength of the building's windows to visiting law students. Hoy previously had conducted demonstrations of window strength according to police reports. Peter Lauwers, managing partner of the firm Holden Day Wilson, told the Toronto Sun newspaper that Hoy was "one of the best and brightest" members of the 200-man association.

For motivations that remain unclear to this day Hoy had apparently developed a fondness for showing off the tensile strength of office building windows (and/or demonstrating his fearless trust in that aspect of building design) by running and hurling himself at window panes in front of onlookers, who would watch a stunt that always ended with Hoy's bouncing off of the window panes, leaving both glass and lawyer unharmed. On a fateful day in 1993, however, Hoy attempted his feat in front of a group of prospective legal apprentices with disastrous results: Apparently the first attempt came off as usual with Hoy harmlessly rebounding off the window, but when Hoy threw himself against the pane a second time, it popped out of its frame and sent Hoy fatally tumbling 24 stories to the courtyard below.

[Prior to 2007], the biggest law firm to shut down was Toronto-based Holden Day Wilson LLP in 1996. Holden Day at its peak had 90 lawyers after a merger in 1990, but the firm was devastated in 1993 by a fatal accident involving popular partner, Garry Hoy, who playfully took a run at a window during a reception at the Toronto-Dominion Centre.

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"They plead claims of lawyer's negligence and breach of contract, in that she failed to comply with the terms of the mortgage commitment, in particular regarding title insurance, and failed to advise the client about aspects of the transactions."

In Canada, completion of a law degree alone is not sufficient to permit a candidate to practice law (that is, work as a lawyer). In order to be admitted to the bar in one of the provinces or territories in Canada, you must also write and pass the provincial bar exams and either:

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James is a partner at Wagner Sidlofsky LLP. He practices exclusively in the areas of estate litigation, where he is certified as a Trust and Estate Practitioner, and commercial litigation. As a former criminal defence lawyer, James is well accustomed to high conflict, high stakes litigation. James is an assertive, knowledgeable advocate for his clients.

A 62-year-old woman has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a Toronto lawyer who was struck and killed by a U-Haul truck in an underground parking garage in Midtown on Friday evening.

An Ontario Superior Court filing dated Jan. 10, 2019 indicates that a lawyer named Scott A. Rosen represented the son-in-law of a defendant by the name of Anh Chiem in a family property dispute. While police have not confirmed if the victim and the accused are the same people referenced in that court document, Toronto police spokesperson Caroline de Kloet told CP24 that investigators have said the two were involved "in litigation dealings."

His practice is particularly focused on health law and he is one of the few lawyers certified by The Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Health Law. He is also certified by The Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Civil Litigation. This makes Neil one of only a handful of lawyers in Ontario who is a Certified Specialist in both health law and civil litigation.

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In January 2022, a month before the Russian offensive, the lawyer swapped his three-piece suits for army fatigues. Together with his neighbours on the outskirts of Kyiv, they set up a territorial defence unit. He knew nothing about military strategy, but learned fast. He enlisted his friends, found an experienced officer and set up a training camp. 041b061a72


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