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Welcome to our site. Our focus is our client's best interests. We understand legal complexities and aim to explain them to you,  in plain language,  every step of the process. Should you require a consultation, please reach out and we will do our best to serve you.

                                                                 William Poulos

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We work closely with clients to provide exceptional legal services that are catered specifically to their needs. Take a look at the services we offer, and get in touch today with any questions.

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Memberships

 

Law Society of Ontario 

Ontario Criminal Lawyers Association

(Affiliate membership)

 

 

Practice Areas 

​My focus over the years has been on Civil Litigation, which can venture into a number of types of disputes. I listen carefully to the prospective client caller and if I can assist i will. If I can't, i try to refer the caller to at least two other Legal Service Providers, who might be able to help. Our focus is the client's best interests and providing value-laden representation. Examples of practice areas include the following areas/types of disputes:

  •   Contract Disputes

  •   Land/Property Disputes

  •   Leasing/Landlord Tenant Disputes

  •   Corporate Law Disputes

  •   Negligence/Nuisance Disputes

  •   Employment Disputes

  •   Debtor Creditor Disputes

  •   Municipal Law Disputes

  •   Appeals   

  •  Breaches of Fiduciary Duties                              

  • Fraud cases

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Sample of Legal Articles Published:

 * Prejudice: Taking a hard look at the Merits, 22 C.P.C. (4th) 366-380

 *Sharing Real Estate Agent Partnership Commissions after dissolution: It's ours, no it's mine! , 4 R.P.R. (4th) 64-71

* Fixing Costs: Applying the reasonable expectations principle, 32 C.P.C.  (6th) 7-13

* The Interpretation Rule: A history and where do we go from here? 46 C.P.C. (6th) 12-22

* Reasons for Judgment: Navigating the pathway to the Verdict (2014), 61 C.L.Q. 218-226

* Navigating the Jury Charge waters (2014), 61 C.L.Q. 361-374

* The Preliminary Inquiry: Staying within the zone of protection (2015), 62 C.L.Q. 365

* Judicial impartiality: Appearance and Realty working in harmony, The Advocates' Journal, 35 No. 2, Fall 2016

* Public Confidence in the Administration of Justice, (2020), 68 C.L.Q. 309

* Legal Presumptions: Trail Markers in our justice system, The Lawyers' Daily, Feb. 16, 2021

* Adapting to changing legal landscapes and having a sound digital compass, The Lawyers' Daily Mar. 15/22

* Reasons for judgment: Tangibles and Intangibles, June 23/23, law360.ca/articles/48046, LexisNexis Canada

* Taking a drone's view of a litigation file, Feb. 22/24, law360.ca, LexisNexis Canada

 


William Poulos

When you retain our office you are directly retaining me. I will be the one working on your file from beginning to end. I bring a strong work ethic to my files and am open to trying to achieve a creative resolution for the client or go to court if that is necessary to fight for my client’s rights/interests.

Virtual Meetings available

 

Over 34 years Litigation experience

I have been in many levels of court and accordingly have experience in written and oral advocacy and in the skills necessary outside and inside a court room or administrative tribunal. 

Agreement of Purchase and Sale. Failure to close.

In the following case, a sale of land failed to close. The court found the buyer made a timely , valid requisition. The property was being used as a fourplex but the permitted use was a three unit apartment dwelling. The buyer’s $25,000 deposit was ordered to be returned. *

 

2651171 Ontario Inc. v. Brey 2022 ONCA 148 *

* This case quote is not a substitute for legal advice. Should you require legal advice, a lawyer should be consulted to advise regarding the circumstances in your case.

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Amending Pleadings

“I agree with the observation of William J. Poulos in his article Prejudice: Taking a Hard look at the Merits (1999), 22 C.P.C. (4th) 366 at p. 379, that when it comes to alleging actual prejudice in response to a motion to amend, the specific allegation of prejudice should be detailed in sufficient particularity in evidence to allow the opposing party to respond to the allegation and to allow the Court to take a hard look at the merits of the allegation. “

 

1588444 Ontario Ltd. V. State Farm and Casualty Company, 2017 ONCA 42 (Canlii), at para. 32

(LASKIN, FELDMAN, HOURIGAN J.J.A.)

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RPO Cataraqui

1071 Midland Avenue, Kingston, Ontario K7P 2X8

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