Alex Procope and Kim Whaley from WEL Partners co-chaired the recent Ontario Bar Association program: Your Comprehensive Guide to Section 3 Counsel. PBP Partners Mercedes Perez  and Kelley Bryan joined the faculty of several leading capacity practitioners. This was the first full-day professional development program on this important role. Section 3 counsel is appointed for […]

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Mercedes Perez presented at the 2019 Legal Guide to Consent, Capacity & Substitute Decision Making conference organized by Osgoode Professional Development.  The conference was held on December 9, 2019 and Mercedes presented on three topics with a number of co-presenters:  “Understanding the Substitute Decisions Act – From Property Management to Personal Care”;  “Preparing for a […]

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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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