Kelley Bryan and Mercedes Perez are proud to have been recently added to ReferToHer, a referral list of experienced female litigators. ReferToHer is an initiative of law firm Lenczner Slaght, conceived as a means of supporting and promoting the advancement of female lawyers within Canada’s legal profession.  ReferToHer is comprised of a series of practice […]

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PBP Lawyers are celebrating our third anniversary! This milestone provides an opportunity to reflect on the core values of providing excellent service to our our clients in everything from a one-time consultation to litigation and appeals. We continue to be grateful for the continued support and look forward to another successful year. Check out what […]

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Mercedes Perez was invited to present as guest faculty at the Health Justice Program’s Tuesday lecture series.  The Health Justice Program is a novel primary care partnership in Canada between the St. Michael’s Hospital Academic Family Health Team and several local/ specialty legal aid clinics in downtown Toronto.  The lecture series was certified for educational […]

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Mercedes Perez successfully represented a patient detained at the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care in a hospital transfer appeal. The patient had been civilly detained at Waypoint’s maximum secure unit pursuant to provisions in Ontario’s Mental Health Act. He applied to the Consent and Capacity Board for a transfer to the North Bay Regional […]

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Mercedes Perez, appointed by the Superior Court of Justice as amicus curiae, successfully raised procedural fairness issues in an appeal from a treatment incapacity decision of the Consent and Capacity Board. The decision has been published in the March 15, 2019 edition of the Ontario Reports. The appellant suffered from schizaffective disorder and had been […]

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In Rae v. Collins, the Ontario Court of Justice considered the rarely invoked detention powers in Ontario’s Health Protection and Promotion Act (“HPPA”) in the context of a man infected with tuberculosis. In this unreported case, Mercedes Perez successfully argued that the quarantine detention powers should be subject to a minimally intrusive standard; that is, […]

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PBP Lawyers are celebrating our second anniversary! Thank you to our clients and colleagues for the continued support. Over the last year we have successfully represented clients at the Supreme Court of Canada, at all levels of Ontario courts and at various administrative tribunals. We have also been perhaps overly-active contributors to legal education programs […]

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Mercedes Perez was invited to speak at an Osgoode Hall Law School conference titled “Fairness, Mental Health and Administrative Process” held on September 19, 2018.  Mercedes, along with Lucy Costa (Deputy Executive Director of the Empowerment Council) and Brendon Pooran (Pooran Law), spoke on the “Perspectives and Voices” panel.  Mercedes’ talk focused on fairness issues […]

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Mercedes Perez along with Karen Steward of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly represented the Mental Health Legal Committee (MHLC) in an intervention at the Supreme Court of Canada in Ewert v. Canada. The decision was released on June 13, 2018. The Supreme Court’s decision was a big win for prisoners of Indigenous descent who […]

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