Thomson Rogers turns 70 this year. As we celebrate this important milestone, I want to briefly share some of our firm history with you. In 1936, when founding partner Edson Haines started a litigation firm in Toronto, work was just being completed on the Hoover Dam in Nevada and King Edward VIII abdicated his throne in England to marry Mrs. Simpson. The practice of personal injury law was in its infancy. Edson was later joined by his brother Douglas and, together they formed a partnership known as Haines & Haines. Initially the firm practiced both plaintiffs’ work on behalf of injured persons and their families, as well as defence work on behalf of insurers. The firm expanded again when the Second World War ended. B. J. Thomson, Phil Benson and L. R. Freeman joined the Haines brothers. Shortly thereafter Kenneth Howie and William Rogers came on board and the firm became known as Haines, Thomson Rogers, Benson & Howie. Ken Howie, now counsel to the firm, ...
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Changes to the Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices Regulation
- David F. MacDonald
Key Changes to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule
- Leonard H. Kunka
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