On this week's episode, we’re speaking about expropriation lawyer Abbey Sinclair about the laws involving development and government takings of private lands.
Topics: Ontario's Transit-Oriented development framework; changes to the structured negotiation process; and settlement offers versus costs awards. ⚫ How does the transit-oriented development concept work and what does it mean? (6:45) ⚫ How are the changes to the structured negotiation process impacting the way that lawyers and clients interact? (18:30) ⚫ What kinds of settlement offers 'count' when a court is assessing legal costs? (30:00) ⚫ Our Ask-Me-Anything segment, featuring questions submitted by patrons of the Lawyered community (40:44) 🔵 What role does politics play in the expropriations landscape? (41:34) 🔵 What are some non-legal considerations for landowners notified of proposed expropriations? (43:17) 🔵 How has the provincial transit focus impacted the work of expropriation lawyers? (46:00) 🔵 What are some of the exciting aspects of practicing as an expropriation lawyer? (47:49)