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At Low Murchison Radnoff LLP we provide a full range of legal services to our clients. It’s this dedication that has made us one of Ottawa’s most respected law firms since 1938.

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The lawyers at Low Murchison Radnoff come from all walks of life and practice in many different areas of law. Some were called to the Bar a few years ago; others have been practicing for over half a century. Some have performed on stage; others have performed on the ski slopes. The thing they all have in common is their dedication to getting the best results for their clients.

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It takes a special kind of person to work at Low Murchison Radnoff LLP. Somebody whose experience and determination are only matched by their strong client relations skills.
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We don’t just work in this community; we work for the community. When there’s an opportunity for us to help make it a better place, we do what we can. Our lawyers are committed to giving back to the community they serve. Many of our members sit on boards and participate in a number of charitable and community organizations.

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A process server just handed me a “Statement of Claim”. I think I am being sued. What should I do now?

A Statement of Claim is indeed the pleading that commences an action in the Superior Court of Justice. The Rules of Civil Procedure provide that you have a very limited amount of time to respond to the Statement of Claim by serving and filing a Statement of Defence; should you fail to do so, it may be possible for the plaintiff to obtain judgment against you without you being able to respond to the claim. We therefore strongly recommend that you contact an experienced litigation lawyer as soon as you are served in order to avoid missing any important court deadlines and to protect your rights. Low Murchison Radnoff LLP’s Litigation Practice Group has a dedicated team of lawyers with extensive experience in both Small Claims Court and Superior Court of Justice actions, and can assist from both a plaintiff or defendant perspective. Please contact Jean-François Laberge for more information.

I was just involved in a motor vehicle accident and have been badly injured. How do I obtain compensation from the at-fault driver?

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, even if you are partially at-fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, loss of income, future care costs, loss of housekeeping and home maintenance capacity, amongst other things, in accordance with tort law. You may also be entitled to Statutory Accident Benefits (“SABS”) and whether or not you choose to access these benefits may have an impact on your entitlement to damages in a civil action. Navigating your tort and/or SABS claims can be complicated and an experienced lawyer can provide invaluable assistance in coordinating both claims so as to ensure that this is done properly. Low Murchison Radnoff LLP’s Personal Injury Practice Group is able to assist in all personal injury matters, from motor vehicle accidents to assaults to medical malpractice. Though our main concern in all personal injury matters is our client’s recovery, we understand what a significant impact an accident can have on a person’s life. As a result, our team is committed to obtaining the compensation you deserve for your injuries and ensuring that you can focus on your recovery while we handle the legal side of things. Please contact Jean-François Laberge for more information.

I have just bought my first home and I will need a lawyer to help me with the closing. Who should I contact?

Congratulations on your new home! Buying a first home is such an exciting time in life, but it can also be very stressful. We recommend that you contact a residential real estate lawyer prior to signing an agreement of purchase in order to obtain legal advice with respect to your rights and obligations as a home buyer. Your lawyer will discuss a number of important matters with you including financing, title insurance, utilities and keys so you can be well prepared for the closing process. LOW MURCHISON RADNOFF LLP’s Real Estate Practice Group has extensive experience in real estate law which allows for efficient and timely service so that our clients can worry about all the other details of their big move! Please contact Michael Wong for more information.

I have started my own business and am thinking of incorporating. Where do I start?

Incorporating a provincially-regulated or federally-regulated corporation may seem like a fairly straightforward process; however, it is imperative that your corporation be structured appropriately in order to ensure that it accomplishes your particular goals and objectives, financial or otherwise. It can be costly and time-consuming to make changes to your corporate structure after incorporation. Consequently, we strongly recommend that you contact a corporate lawyer who has in-depth knowledge of both the provincial and federal legislation prior to incorporation in order to obtain legal advice with respect to your corporate structure options. Low Murchison Radnoff LLP’s Business Law Practice Group has extensive experience in corporate law and can assist you with all of your corporate law needs, from incorporation to dissolution. Please contact Paul Salvatore for more information.

My partner has just asked me for a divorce. The children are staying with me for now, but I know that we will eventually need to establish a parenting plan for them. Who can help me with this?

Navigating a separation or divorce can be an emotionally-charged experience, particularly where children are involved. Depending on the situation, mediation or arbitration may be an option for resolving the issues flowing from the separation; however, in some cases, litigation is necessary. In either case, an experienced family law lawyer can provide guidance, advice and support to their clients while they work on resolving the outstanding issues. Low Murchison Radnoff LLP’s Family Law Practice Group is well-versed in the various dispute resolution methods commonly used in family law matters, including collaborative family law, and can provide you with the support needed during this emotionally difficult time. Please contact Jim Jeffcott for more information.

I do not have a will. Can I use a “Do-It-Yourself” will kit to prepare one?

Preparing a will can often be much more complicated than simply “filling in the blanks”. In fact, this type of will is generally not valid unless certain criteria are met. In order to ensure that your will is valid and will ensure the distribution of your assets in accordance with your wishes, it is always a good idea to meet with a lawyer who can inform you of your options and rights. Low Murchison Radnoff LLP’s Estates and Succession Planning Practice Group is well-versed in estates and succession planning for clients of all income-levels, including high net worth individuals. Please contact Alaina Spec for more information.


“Thanks again for your support, professionalism and quick response to address all of the details of this [matter]. You made the process easier for me and my family.”

C.D. Client

“Thursday’s decision was only reached because of your thoroughness, determination and professionalism. Thank you for your guidance and support. Thank you for everything you have done and thank you for helping
me get my life back.”

J.T. Client

“All of your services were worth every penny!”

C.D. Client

Financial Information to Gather when Separated

Topic: Family Law June 8, 2018 by Mimi Marrello Continue Reading

Corrections to an Order

Topic: Family Law June 1, 2018 by Chris Rutherford Continue Reading

The Costs of Resolving Family Law Disputes

Topic: Family Law May 15, 2018 by Jim Jeffcott Continue Reading