Philippe Richer, Author at TLR Law

Author: Philippe Richer

4 Reasons I Hate Lawyers…

4 Reasons I Hate Lawyers…

Okay, I don’t actually “hate” lawyers. In fact, my spouse is one, or as I like to refer to her at parties: my common-law spouse as defined by s. 1(1) of the Family Property Act of Manitoba. But , while I don’t actually hate lawyers, […]

Going to Court – Part III

Going to Court – Part III

Over the past few weeks, I posted my first and second articles on the situation that lead to the first court hearing. This week, I will share more about the court process and how we managed it. First hearing On August 13th, I appeared before […]

Going to court – Part II

Going to court – Part II

In last week’s article, I provided an account of the background information leading us to court. This week, I want to get behind the story and provide you with a glimpse of what our lives were like when all of this was happening. As discussed […]

Going to court is stressful, even for lawyers

Going to court is stressful, even for lawyers

I recently had the “pleasure” of going to court on behalf of our law firm. We had a significant contractual disagreement with our landlord at 247 Provencher, over what amounts were due for rent and whether these amounts could be back dated. I won’t bore […]

Can I incorporate a company without a lawyer?

Can I incorporate a company without a lawyer?

The short answer is yes. You can incorporate without using the assistance of a lawyer. In Manitoba, you can simply go to the Company’s Office located at 405 Broadway. You pay the applicable fee, $50 for a name search and reservation if you want a […]

Are animals acquiring more rights?

Are animals acquiring more rights?

Times are changing. More and more people own pets. With the increase in pet ownership and popularity, we are seeing an increase in animal related legal issues. But are animals acquiring rights? As most lawyers would say, it depends how you look at the issue. […]

Every business, including small ones, can end up at trial

Every business, including small ones, can end up at trial

Everyone knows that lawsuits are expensive. I’ve written about the costs of lawsuits here. When I meet clients, we often discuss in general terms the costs related to lawsuits and the importance of planning properly to avoid them. Or, on the other end of the spectrum, […]

My Story- Becoming a Lawyer

My Story- Becoming a Lawyer

How I ended up in law. I was asked to write about my decision to become a lawyer by Israel, one of our team members, responsible for client services and marketing. She thought my life story was interesting and those of you who choose to […]

Employee entitled to 6 months wages after only 6 months of employment!

Employee entitled to 6 months wages after only 6 months of employment!

Wages in lieu of notice continues to be one of the most misunderstood areas of business law. Just last week, a business sale failed because of this issue. I wrote an article on the importance of signing contracts with employees before. In essence, unless otherwise […]

What do you do when your new car turns out to be a lemon?

What do you do when your new car turns out to be a lemon?

A friend of mine recently purchased a new vehicle. She had to return her new car a number of times as the starter and battery kept failing (I believe the dealer replaced the battery twice and the starter three times). She started to worry that […]