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10 Litigation Support Services to watch in 2018

Litigation is a complex practice of law, with many sub-niches requiring specialization in a particular field. However, one thing that brings all litigators together, regardless of their practice areas, is the adversary process.

Univar: FCA Overturns TCC’s GAAR Finding

One of 100 Rulings in Our New GAAR Case Finder On October 13, 2017, the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) released its decision in Univar Holdco Canada ULC v. The Queen, 2017 FCA 207 (Univar). The FCA overturned the decision of the Tax Court of ...

Introducing our Taxable Benefits Navigator

The new Taxable Benefits Navigator determines whether a benefit received in connection with an employee’s office or employment is a taxable benefit that must be included in the employee’s income pursuant to section 6 of the Income Tax Act. ...

Tech competence a must

Law schools and regulators are beginning to accept that lawyers need much better training and knowledge in how to use technology. As technology is increasingly used within law practices to streamline legal processes and more efficiently deliver ...

Our New Income Tax Act (ITA) Section 85 Navigator

We are excited to introduce Tax Foresight’s new navigator: T2057: Section 85 Election Eligibility. The T2057 navigator assesses whether a disposition of property by a taxpayer to a taxable Canadian corporation is eligible for an election under ...

Legal services start-ups target lawyers’ paperwork

Blue J Legal and Thomson Reuters recently launched a machine-learning algorithm called Tax Foresight that searches for patterns in case law in Canada to find what elements influence judges’ rulings in tax disputes. “Let’s say the user has a ...

Artificial intelligence takes on white-collar duties

Maybe it’s unfair that some people think tax lawyers have the personality of a robot, but Benjamin Alarie considers that to be a plus. A Yale-trained lawyer himself, Mr. Alarie’s Toronto firm, Blue J Legal, harnesses artificial (or augmented) ...