Kelley commented today in The Lawyer’s Daily, on mental capacity issues arising in the case of Canadian boxing legend George Chuvalo.  A recent ruling of the Superior Court (2018 ONSC 311) found that Mr. Chuvalo lacks mental capacity to decide whether to reconcile with his second wife.  Two of his adult children from his first […]

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In a statement of claim filed in July 2017, Philip Alafe has sued the Brantford police over his treatment while he was held overnight in a police cell in July 2015.   Kelley Bryan and Alex Procope are representing Mr. Alafe in the claim. In April 2017, Justice Lenz of the Ontario Court of Justice stayed Mr. Alafe’s charges […]

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An Ontario judge has found that psychiatric patients at the Oak Ridge division of the Penetanguishene Mental Health Centre (today the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care) endured gross violations of their human dignity and human rights and were tortured both mentally and physically while detained. The case was a multi-plaintiff proceeding commenced in 2000 […]

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Mercedes Perez was interviewed by the Lawyered podcast on three recent and important developments in mental health law:  a constitutional challenge to Ontario’s community treatment order regime;  the Charter jurisdiction of the Ontario Review Board; and long-term psychiatric detention under Ontario’s Mental Health Act following the Court of Appeal’s decision in P.S. v. Ontario. Lawyered […]

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Kelley’s client, Kofi Patrong, successfully defeated an appeal by the Toronto police, affirming his right to sue the police over a gang-related shooting that left him with a permanent disability.  Mr. Patrong was a teenager standing in his back yard when he was shot by a prominent gangster in Malvern, Scarborough.  At the time, he […]

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Kelley presents closing submissions to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario in support of her client’s allegations of racial discrimination within the Peel Regional Police Service.  Although the force is responsible for policing one of the largest South Asian communities in Canada, Kelley’s client claimed that no South Asian police officer had ever been promoted […]

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On behalf of her client, a Peel Police officer who claimed race discrimination against South Asian officers within the police force, Kelley examined and cross-examined police witnesses before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.  South Asian officers testified that fellow officers said the police should “let them [South Asians in Peel] kill themselves.  Let them go […]

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Alex was mentioned by estate accountant Avi Dahary of AccounTrust in article about the importance of attorneys and guardians of property getting legal and accounting advice before problems arise.  Read The Full Story […]

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Kelley appeared before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario in an ongoing racial discrimination case against the Peel Police.  Her client, a Staff Sergeant who was one of the first South Asian officers hired by the police force, testified about “humiliating” and “embarrassing” treatment by fellow officers due to his race.  Peel region has one […]

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