Lexpert Magazine

September 2019

Lexpert magazine features articles and columns on developments in legal practice management, deals and lawsuits of interest in Canada, the law and business issues of interest to legal professionals and businesses that purchase legal services.

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28 LEXPERT MAGAZINE | Q3 2019 HAS LITIGATION GONE COMPLETELY OFF THE RAILS? COMPILED BY LEXPERT Streamlining Litigation AS JOHN CAMPION of Gardiner Roberts LLP wrote in Lexpert ("Change Agent", June 2019): "Time was once a friend of Justice. e process for the settlement of civil disputes was largely focused on the trial: "Document production and oral dis- covery were largely manageable and brief. Trials were advanced by sophisticated bar- risters with civil and criminal experience. e trials were managed and heard before equally sophisticated judges who them- selves had much experience in openings, closings, pleadings, evidence, cross exami- nations and motions with a skeptical over-

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