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How does division of family property and debts work in Alberta?

How does DIVISION OF FAMILY PROPERTY and debts work in Alberta? There’s more involved in a marital separation or divorce…

Moving to a new country can be scary. Here’s what you need to know!

Moving to a new country can be scary. Here’s what you need to know! Moving to a western country is…

3 Common Problems with Employment Contracts

3 Common Problems with EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS 3 COMMON MISTAKES WITH EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS In the course of our work at Osuji…

Terminated on the First Day of Employment. What are your Rights

TERMINATED ON THE FIRST DAY OF EMPLOYMENT. What are your Rights WITHDRAWAL OF EMPLOYMENT BEFORE COMMENCEMENT REQUIRES REASONABLE NOTICE. It…

Parenting Challenges: How do Alberta’s Maternal and Parental Leave Rules Work?

Parenting Challenges: How do Alberta’s MATERNAL AND PARENTAL LEAVE RULES Work? Imagine you’re an employee on parental leave. Your job…

Calgary Real Estate Lawyer Explains Necessary Steps to Closing Transactions

CALGARY REAL ESTATE LAWYER Explains Necessary Steps to Closing Transactions You need a lawyer to buy or sell a home…

Our partner, Charles Osuji, recently shared his journey to becoming Canada’s Top 25 Influential Lawyers

Our partner, CHARLES OSUJI, recently shared his journey to becoming CANADA’S TOP 25 INFLUENTIAL LAWYERS DISCIPLINE OF FOCUS – JOURNEY…

Permanent Residence in Canada: Do you qualify on Humanitarian & Compassionate Grounds?

PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN CANADA: Do you qualify on Humanitarian & Compassionate Grounds? Has Canada become your home even though you…

New Family Property Act Legislation Benefits Unmarried Couples

New Family Property Act Legislation Benefits Unmarried Couples, OSUJI & SMITH FAMILY LAWYERS Report As of January 1st, 2020, the…

EMPLOYER’S DUTY OF GOOD FAITH AND FAIR DEALING

B.C. COURT OF APPEAL REMINDS US OF EMPLOYER’S DUTY OF GOOD FAITH AND FAIR DEALING About two years ago, in…

Employment Law and Covid-19

🎤KPI PODCAST #1 – Employment Law and Covid-19 In this podcast, Jean Darius of KPI Staffing and Charles Osuji of…

Estate Law: A note on “Intermedelling” – “Intermedelling” with Estate

ESTATE LAW: A note on “Intermedelling” – “Intermedelling” with Estate In my previous posts, I have repeatedly expressed the importance…

Fair Agreements: Do Workplace Policies Form Part of the Employment Contract?

Fair Agreements: Do Workplace Policies Form Part of the Employment Contract? Workplace policies are an important part of the employee/employer…

2021 Top Choice Celebration by Top Choice Awards – Starting at 5 PM MST on May 29th

2021 Top Choice Celebration by Top Choice Awards – Starting at 5 PM MST on May 29th We’re so excited…

Building for success: Tips from lawyer and entrepreneur Charles Osuji

Building for success: Tips from CALGARY LAWYER AND ENTREPRENEUR CHARLES OSUJI “I’m honored to be profiled on the CIBC national…

Do You Know the Laws Behind Layoffs and Rehiring?

Do You Know the Laws Behind Layoffs and Rehiring?  Layoffs? Rehiring? Do you know the laws behind layoffs and…

Osuji & Smith Employment Lawyers Advise Calgary Employees Facing Layoffs

Osuji & Smith EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS Advise Calgary Employees Facing Layoffs Alberta employees in multiple sectors have faced unprecedented layoffs over…

Straw Buyer’s liability on Mortgage Fraud

Straw Buyer’s liability on Mortgage Fraud With the energized real estate market and soaring property values, we see an influx…

What are my rights if I have to cancel a wedding contract due to COVID-19?

What are my rights if I have to cancel a WEDDING CONTRACT due to COVID-19? Planning a wedding during the…

Calgary Family and Divorce Lawyers Questions and Answers

CALGARY FAMILY AND DIVORCE LAWYERS QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Read more FAMILY LAW Questions And Answers Question: When can I file…

Osuji & Smith Lawyers Areas Of Law Practice Questions and Answers

Osuji & Smith Employment Lawyers Help Calgary Employees with Top-Rated Employment Law Services

Osuji & Smith EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS Help Calgary Employees with Top-Rated Employment Law Services Osuji & Smith, an award-winning full service…

What is the difference between custody and access in Alberta family law?

What is the difference between custody and access in Alberta family law? Custody and access are basic elements of family…

Are you a Gig-Worker? The Government of Canada wants you to share your views

Are you a Gig-Worker? The Government of Canada wants you to share your views In this blog, I thought to…

Termination of Employment while on Medical Leave

TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT while on Medical Leave Were you terminated while on medical leave?  Then, you may be wondering whether…

What is parental alienation?

What is parental alienation? Divorce is stressful for both parents and children. During this turbulent time, emotions run high and…

What is an Employer’s Duty to Accommodate?

What is an Employer’s Duty to Accommodate? Section 7 of the Alberta Human Rights Act prevents discrimination against an employee…

Start-up Visa Program (SUV) – Is this the right program for me?

Start-up Visa Program (SUV) – Is this the right program for me? If you are an entrepreneur who wishes to…

Employee time theft while working remotely

EMPLOYEE TIME THEFT while working remotely With the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers switched to working remotely. For some employers, this…

What should you do after a slip-and-fall accident in Calgary?

What should you do after a slip-and-fall accident in calgary? PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS answer Alberta is known for its harsh…

What business owners CAN and CAN’t do when it comes to employment rights, the vaccine, and Covid-19

What business owners CAN and CAN’t do when it comes to EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS, THE VACCINE, AND COVID-19 It has been…

Questions And Answers On Employment Issues Related To Vaccines At The Workplace

Questions And Answers On Employment Issues Related To Vaccines At The Workplace Question #1: With the pandemic and potential vaccine…

Congratulations to Charles for winning our “Amazing Boss” trophy!

Congratulations to Charles for winning our “Amazing Boss” trophy! 🏆 Thanks for all you do for us 👏🏿🤍

COVID-19 Resources to Help Small Businesses Adapt, Survive, and Thrive

COVID-19 Resources to Help Small Businesses Adapt, Survive, and Thrive Struggling to keep your business open during lockdown? Or perhaps…

Employee Dismissal: What is the Employer’s Duty of Good Faith?

Employee Dismissal: What is the Employer’s Duty of Good Faith? Losing your job can be a traumatic experience. Alberta employers…

Resealing of Probate / Administration

Resealing of PROBATE / AdministratioN When a person dies with a will, the personal representative appointed in the will of…

Fixed-Term Employment Agreement and Damages

Fixed-Term Employment Agreement and Damages As a default rule, employees are deemed hired for an indefinite term under common law….

It’s time to talk about workplace bullying – Charles Osuji on CBC Radio One Calgary

IT’S TIME TO TALK ABOUT WORKPLACE BULLYING – EMPLOYMENT LAWYER CHARLES OSUJI ON CBC RADIO ONE CALGARY Toxic workplaces are…

Calgary Employment Lawyers – The Termination of a Probationary Employee

CALGARY EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS – The Termination of a Probationary Employee There exists a common misconception amongst employees that probationary employees…

Which form of business would be good for you? Sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporation

Which form of business would be good for you? Sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporation In Canada, the legal structure of…

From Immigrant to Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyer – Charles Osuji

From Immigrant to Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyer – Charles Osuji Charles Osuji is the Managing Partner and Chief…

Termination of employment due to dishonesty – When can my boss fire me for dishonesty?

TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT due to dishonesty – When can my boss fire me for dishonesty? You may have tweaked your…

2021 Calgary Top Choice Award for Business Services & 2021 Three Best Rated’s “Top 3 Rated” Lawyers in Calgary

2021 Calgary Top Choice Award for Business Services & 2021 Three Best Rated’s “Top 3 Rated” Lawyers in Calgary in…

E-torts: Defamation on the Internet – 8 Things You Need to Know About Internet Defamation in Alberta

E-torts: Defamation on the Internet – 8 Things You Need to Know About Internet Defamation in Alberta People say awful…

Charles Osuji, one of the leading Business lawyers from Calgary, talks about the benefits of hiring a lawyer when starting a business

Charles Osuji, one of the leading Business lawyers from Calgary, talks about the benefits of hiring a lawyer when starting…

What is Termination For Just Cause?

What is Termination For Just Cause? Terminating an employee is never easy. For a company to terminate an employee legally,…

I was fired for time theft. Is this legal?

I was fired for time theft. Is this legal? The Question I’ve recently been terminated from my employment, where I…

Do You Need a Lawyer to Buy or Sell a House in Alberta?

Do You Need a Lawyer to Buy or Sell a House in Alberta? Major life events typically involve a team….

Meet Charles Osuji, Multiple Award-Winning Nigerian Making Global Impact With His Successes In Canadian Law Space

Meet Charles Osuji, Multiple Award-Winning Nigerian Making Global Impact With His Successes In Canadian Law Space Charles Osuji is not…

Restrictive Covenants – Is Your Non-Competition Clause Enforceable?

Restrictive Covenants – Is Your Non – Competition Clause Enforceable? Restrictive Covenants, also known as restraints against trade, are restrictions…

Can I immigrate to Canada as an Athlete?

Can I immigrate to Canada as an Athlete? Immigration Lawyers Calgary Explain If you are an athlete or a coach…

Osuji & Smith Lawyers Nominated For Top Choice Business Law Services of 2021 in Calgary

Osuji & Smith Lawyers Nominated For Top Choice Business Law Services of 2021 in Calgary Vote Today for a Chance…

LAWYER CHARLES OSUJI FEATURED ON REFINED NG…POSITIVE VOICES MAGAZINE

LAWYER CHARLES OSUJI FEATURED ON REFINED NG…POSITIVE VOICES MAGAZINE Charles Osuji is the Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of…

Charles Osuji awarded the 2020 Immigrant of Distinction (Achievement Under 35) Award by Immigrant Services Calgary

Charles Osuji awarded the 2020 Immigrant of Distinction (Achievement Under 35) Award by Immigrant Services Calgary

Best Interest of a Child in Parenting and Custody Disputes

Best Interest of a Child in Parenting and Custody DisputeS Child Parenting Lawyers Calgary – Child Custody Lawyers Calgary In…

Calgary Divorce Lawyers – Can A Marriage Be Annulled? Annulment Of A Marriage

Calgary Divorce Lawyers – Can A Marriage Be AnnuLled? Annulment Of A Marriage A divorce is the dissolution of an…

Deferring Vacation Entitlement – 2020 is coming to an end – Have you used your vacation days?

Deferring Vacation Entitlement – 2020 is coming to an end – Have you used your vacation days? Most of us…

How Can Vulnerability Impact Severance Pay?

How Can Vulnerability Impact Severance Pay? Severance pay, often referred to as a “severance package”, is an amount some employees…

Got a legal question? Get answers from the common’s legal clinic

Got a legal question? Get answers from the common’s legal clinic Presented By: Charles Osuji Managing Partner at Osuji and…

The Supreme Court of Canada’s Recent Ruling & What it Means for Employment Termination

CALGARY EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS, OSUJI & SMITH explain the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent ruling & what it means for employment…

Workplace Harassment and Constructive Dismissal

Workplace Harassment & Constructive Dismissal LAWYERS in CALGARY Workplace harassment in Canada is high. Nearly 20% of Canadian employees reported…

Charles Osuji shared his view on diversity, racism, entrepreneurship and his recognitions

Lawyer Charles Osuji shared his view on diversity, racism, entrepreneurship and his recognitions A few days ago, Lawyer Charles Osuji…

5 Important Things You Need to Know About Trustees

Estate planning sometimes includes a trust which is legal protection of your property to ensure it is distributed or managed…

Employers Duty to Accommodate Employees With Disabilities

To what extent does an employer need to fulfill its duty to accommodate employees with disabilities? The duty of an…

Minor Injury: A “Capped Claim”

PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS CALGARY EXPLAINS – Minor Injury: A “Capped Claim” Background: In 2004, Alberta enacted the Minor Injury Regulation…

Role of technology in ascertaining liability in Motor Vehicle Accident Claims

Personal injury lawyers Calgary, Osuji & Smith explain: Role of technology in ascertaining liability in motor vehicle accident claims. Scientific…

Nigerian Born Calgary Employment & Business Lawyer Named in Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada

Nigerian Born Calgary Employment & Business Lawyer Named in Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada News provided by: Osuji…

Suncor Energy Layoffs: Read This Before You Sign a Release

Suncor Energy recently announced plans to cut 15% of its workforce. That’s nearly 2,000 people. If you’re a Suncor Energy…

Employment Agreement and The Minimum Standards

The Employment Standards Code provides the minimum standards that must be followed by employers and employees. It is designed to…

10 Things You Need to Know About Workplace Bullying & Harassment in Alberta

10 Things You Need to Know About Workplace Bullying & Harassment in Alberta Bullying is not strictly a childhood problem….

Employee Rights: Returning to Work When Childcare is Limited

As Alberta continues to reopen, more employees are returning to work. It’s challenging, though, for parents who have children without…

Calgary employment lawyer & managing partner Charles Osuji awarded as one of Canada’s TOP 25 most influential lawyers

Calgary employment lawyer & managing partner Charles Osuji awarded as one of Canada’s TOP 25 most influential lawyers BY CANADIAN…

Good News for Employees in an Economic Downturn

Enough with the bad news already! We’re pleased to bring you some good news for employees in an economic downturn….

I Just Got Fired. Should I Sign a Severance Package Agreement and General Release?

You just found out you’ve been fired from your job. Most likely, you were given documents detailing the payments you’re…

Are You Entitled to Spousal Support?

When a married couple separates, one of the spouses may be entitled to spousal support. The amount and duration of…

Can you claim loss of income when you have been injured?

Often, people suffer injuries as a result of someone else’s negligent conducts. This is frequently the case in motor vehicle…

6 Important Facts About Child Apprehension in Alberta

The Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act is the Alberta legislation governing the authority of Child and Youth Services to…

What am I Entitled to During the Termination Notice Period?

Getting fired from your job is one of life’s more stressful experiences. It can be an emotional time filled with…

MITIGATING WITH A HIGHER PAY JOB: WHAT A DISMISSED EMPLOYEE SHOULD KNOW

Before bringing a claim for severance or additional notice against your former employer, you must remember the corresponding “duty to…

6 Things You Need to Know About Mental Capacity And Your Future

Enduring Power of Attorney and Personal Directive Today, you have the freedom to decide where to live, how to invest…

What Does “Per Stirpes” Mean?

First things first. How do we pronounce per stirpes? Say it like “purr stir peas” or “pur stur-peez”. Now, what…

Job Protected Leave

Just as an employee can resign from a company by giving a notice, an employer may terminate an employee without…

Did I Just Quit? – When is a Resignation a True Resignation

Imagine it’s a busy night at the restaurant you work in and so far, you’ve been bustling just to keep…

How is Child Support Calculated in Alberta?

If you’re recently separated or divorced or struggling with child support issues, you’re probably wondering, “How is child support calculated…

COVID-19 Temporary Layoff Period Extension & What It Means for You

Businesses continue to reopen during the second phase of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy, but employers and employees are still impacted by…

Is the Contract Unfair?

Duress – Focus is on the Consent of the Parties The key to duress is the over-bearing of a person’s…

DIRECTORS’ PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR EMPLOYEE WAGES

When you file a wrongful dismissal claim against your employer for severance, you expect to able to collect on your…

Toxic Work Environment – When It’s Time to Draw the Line

When it’s Time to Draw the Line – What Can Employees Do in a Toxic Work Environment? For many of…

How do I defend myself if my colleagues are lying?

If you’re searching for articles online on “how to deal with a lying coworker,” it’s probably safe to say that…

Parenting during COVID-19

Parenting during normal times could be a difficult task for parents. COVID-19 could definitely add to the challenges of parenting….

Damages for the Loss of Business Goodwill – How do we determine it?

In actions for breach of contract where the non-performance of a contractual obligation or anticompetitive behavior caused injury to the…

Consideration and Enforceability of Post-Contractual Obligations

Under common law, a contract requires offer, acceptance, and consideration. The element, “consideration” is a value that has been bargained…

How to Know if You are an Employee or Independent Contractor

Are you an employee or an independent contractor? Is your work arrangement an employee-employer relationship or a contractor-principal relationship? In…

Employment Termination & Wrongful Dismissal: What You Need to Know

Employment Termination and Wrongful Dismissal: What You Need to Know Getting fired is always stressful but especially when you’ve done…

Restrictive Covenants

Restrictive Covenants, also known as restraints against trade, are restrictions imposed on the way that the employee will do business…

Layoff and Constructive Dismissal

Calgary Constructive Dismissal | Layoff & Dismissal Lawyers COVID-19 has changed and continues to change, every Canadian’s life in one…

Working from Home: 8 Tips to Improve Productivity

Working from home has become a new trend due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of us really enjoy it, but…

6 Common Types of Workplace Discrimination: What to Know

Though many companies take workplace discrimination seriously, employees still face different sorts of discrimination in the workplace. It’s not very…

Living Trust: 7 Reasons Why You Need One

There is no doubt that trust is an essential part of estate planning. Many of your problems will be gone…

How to Manage Your Business and Employee Obligations During the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is going to last for a while. Many companies are facing hard times to manage…

Is The Non-Competition Clause Enforceable?

10 Things You Need to Do After a Motor Vehicle Accident

How to Sue Someone for Breach of Contract

Some Employment Issues Arising From The COVID-19 Pandemic

The CoronaVirus- Employee Rights and Employer Obligations

Everything To Know About Immigrating To Canada During COVID-19 Outbreak

Coronavirus Pandemic: 8 Things Small Business Owners Need to Do

HUMAN RIGHT ISSUES TO CONSIDER WHEN ENDING AN EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP.

In every employment relationship, an employer has the duty to protect and accommodate the right to equal treatment of persons….

COVID-19 SAGA: WHAT EMPLOYERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT STATUTORY NOTICE EXEMPTIONS & DOCTRINE OF FRAUSTRATION.

The COVID-19 pandemic brings a wave of economic uncertainty for businesses all over the world. From the largest corporations to…

Everything To Know About Immigrating To Canada During COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19, commonly known as Coronavirus, is affecting the world like nothing we have ever experienced. We are adapting and adjusting…

Coronavirus Pandemic: 8 Things Small Business Owners Need to Do

Coronavirus pandemic is a very risky time for small business owners. Here are some key points to protect your business in this disaster.

The CoronaVirus- Employee Rights and Employer Obligations

Like many places in the world, coronavirus is forcing employers and employees in Alberta to change their policies and strategies.

SOME EMPLOYMENT ISSUES ARISING FROM THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

We thank government for fighting hard to preserve Canadians’ incomes; however, there are other concerns arising from Covid-19 in the area of employment law.

6 Common Misconceptions About Wills and Probate

You might be surprised to know that many myths are running about wills and probate. Even you may believe some of these myths.

5 Benefits of Hiring an Immigration Lawyer

As Canada is welcoming immigrants all over the world, you need to speed up your game and hire the best immigration lawyer.

How to Sue Someone for Breach of Contract

Breach of contract could ruin your business and break your confidence. You may want to sue if you are facing a big loss. Read more!

10 Things You Need to Do After a Motor Vehicle Accident

You should watch your step after a motor vehicle accident. A wrong move can cost your benefit claims. Read more to know !

IS THE NON-COMPETITION CLAUSE ENFORCEABLE?

A non-competition clause is intended to protect the employer upon the breakdown of the employment relationship with an employee.

What do I need to know about uncontested divorce?

An uncontested divorce is the most amicable among all the divorces. Read more to know when and how you can go for this divorce.

WHAT IS CONSTRUCTIVE DISMISSAL?

If your employer has changed one of your employment conditions, you may be entitled to an award on the basis of constructive dismissal.

Foreign Child Adoption in Alberta: What You Should Know

Foreign child adoption is a complicated, time-consuming matter. Before planning the adoption, you need to prepare yourself right.

EMPLOYER’S DUTY OF GOOD FAITH IN THE MANNER OF DISMISSAL

Regardless of whether an employee has been terminated with cause or without cause, employers always have a duty to the employee being terminated.

8 Things You Shouldn’t Do as an Executor

If you are appointed as an executor of an estate, you need to watch your steps. There are some things you need to avoid when you are in this duty.

IS THE EMPLOYER’S SEVERANCE REASONABLE?

An employer must give an employee reasonable notice when terminating the employment of an employee in Alberta. To know details, read more!

Civil Litigation Lawyer: Top 7 Reasons to Hire

Even if you are dealing with a simpler case, you should hire a civil litigation lawyer. You wonder why is that? Read more to know!

6 Child Custody Negotiation Tips to Win Your Case

A child custody battle could be one of the most stressful events in divorce. Want to know how to make a better negotiation? Read more!

How To Prevent Cannabis Abuse In Workplaces

Cannabis abuse can impair the employees while they’re at work. So, what should you do to prevent cannabis abuse in your workplace?

Things To Do About Estate Planning After Divorce

You need to give some serious thought about estate planning after marriage. It will help you to deal better with legal issues in the future. Read more!

Canadian Super Visa: What Visitors Need To Know

Canadian Super Visa presents an excellent opportunity for you to spend quality time with your children or grandchildren living in Canada. Read more!

Power of Attorney: Why You Should Need One

A power of attorney is as crucial as trusts and wills. If you want to do estate planning, you need to give a considerable thought about it. Read more!

The Effect of Workplace Bullying

More employees are facing workplace bullying than you think. It detorietes employee’s mental health as well as productivity. Read more!

5 essential questions to ask a real estate attorney

Real estate attorney makes your real estate deals smooth and tension free. If you want to hire the best attorney, better ask him/her some real questions.

Top Ten Personal Injury Lawsuit Tips

You may think only hiring a lawyer is enough for personal injury lawsuit. Well, there are many things you can do your own too. Read more!

Why Do You Need to Hire a Probate Lawyer

As far as estate administration and estate planning concerns, probate lawyer is immensely important. Want to know more? Well, read more!

Everything You Need to Know About Divorce in Alberta

Divorce is a complicated issue. It needs proper steps and precautions. Want to know about divorce in Alberta, read more !

An overview of the types of trust in Canada

Trust is an integral part of estate planning. It is crucial for you, your family, and your future generations. Read more!

Why hire a business lawyer for your small business?

A business lawyer is an x-factor for small businesses. Hiring one will help you grow your business in the long run. Read more!

10 Reasons Why Estate Planning Is Important

Estate planning’s importance doesn’t limit only to secure wealth to beneficiaries. It has many other great importance too. Read more to know!

Top 7 Estate Planning Tips

Estate planning is a complicated but essential part of your life. With proper tips and guidance, you can manage it just fine. Read more!

What’s A Cohabitation Agreement and Why It Is Essential for Unmarried Couples?

Cohabitation agreement helps unmarried couples to get equal justice and rights of a couple in a civil union or marriage. Read More!

Everything You Need To Know About Spousal Support In Canada

Let’s be serious; Spousal Support in Canada can be a complicating issue. However, there’s a lot you can do to avoid mishaps in spousal support. Read more!

How Open Work Permits For Vulnerable Workers Might Influence Businesses In Canada

Open Work Permits is not just a great opportunity for immigrant workers in Canada. It also has a great positive influence on Business in Canada.

Is an Employee Entitled to their Benefits during the Notice Period?

After a termination notice, employees are often confused as to their rights. Read more to know if you’re entitled to your benefits during the notice period.

Differentiating Between Employee and Independent Contractors

It is very important to understand the difference between an employee and an independent contractors. Read more to know how you can identify them!

How To Use Social Media After An Accident

So, you’ve just been through an accident, and you’ve filed a compensation claim for your injury to your insurance provider….

Ready To Start A Business? Here Are The Legal Documents For Starting A Business!

To start a business, you must have all the legal documents for starting a business in your local area. So, what do you need and where to find them? Read on!

What’s A Prenuptial Agreement And Why Do You Need It?

Prenuptial Agreements can be key in determining division of assets, alimony and so on in case of divorce. Yet, do you actually need prenups? Read more!

All You Need To Know About Overtime In Canada

Working overtime in your workplace can be very common; employers might exploit if you don’t know the laws of overtime in Canada! Read more!

How To Write A Will All By Yourself

Dying without a will can be vexatious for your spouse and your children. If you’re short on money, you can write a will on your own. Here’s how to do it!

How To Prevent Civil Litigation Lawsuits

Getting into a civil suit can be a very tough time for you. Read more to know how to prevent civil litigation lawsuits and what bottlenecks you should consider!

What If An Employer Doesn’t Provide A Reason For Termination

A Notice of Termination can be depressing, and if you don’t know the reason behind the decision, it may seem unreasonable. Are employers allowed to do that?

Landlord’s Liability If The Tenant’s Dog Bites

Rising from an incident in Didsbury, this case deals with a dog biting a 5 year old. Read more to know what proceeded and what’s the landlord’s liability!

What To Do If Your Business Partner Breaches The Contract

Want to take legal action against your partner for breaching the business agreement? Read on to know the course of action if your partner breaches the contract!

Who Gets Child Custody After A Divorce?

Deciding who gets the child custody can be difficult. It’s determined by a mutual agreement by the parents or by the court if not decided mutually. Read more!

What To Do If You’re Bankrupt?

Bankruptcy can be a difficult time for you to navigate through. Read more to know what you should do if you’re bankrupt and how to deal with bankruptcy.

Guide to Smart Property Purchasing

Buying a new property in Alberta can come with different risks; know and properly assess them to make an informed decision before buying the property. Read more!

Why Do You Need A Real Estate Lawyer?

Real estate transactions can be very complex and difficult to navigate through without legal assistance. Here’s where real estate lawyers can help! Read more!

Things To Do Before Filing For A Divorce

Are you filing for a divorce? It can truly be a difficult time for an individual; you should know the proper steps before filing for a divorce. Read more!

How To Prevent Lawsuits And What To Do If You’re Sued

Are you stuck in a lawsuit and don’t know how to prevent lawsuits? Don’t worry, read on to find out what you should do and how to prevent lawsuits!

Everything To Know About Tort Laws

Tort cases are one of the most common type of civil litigation cases, and you must know how to steer clear! Read more to know more!

Things To Know Before Buying A Property In Alberta

It’s high time to get your hands into a property in Alberta. Read more to know the steps you should follow to buy a property in Alberta.

Why You Need A Family Lawyer

Family law can be quite complicated. Read more to know how family lawyers can help you and your family during court hearings and why you need a family lawyer.

Parenting Youths in Modern Gender Identities and its Legal Implications

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in Parenting on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Youth gender diversity in Canadian society…

Adverse Circumstances If You Die and Don’t Have a Will

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in Wills and Estate on Tuesday, October 28, 2018. What do you want…

Parenting – What The Court Wants to See

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in Family Law on Tuesday, October 22, 2018. Parenting arrangement is often difficult…

Who gets frozen embryos after divorce?

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in Family Law on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Justice Robert Del Frate of…

Bankruptcy and Support Obligations

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in Family Law on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Separation may impose additional financial…

Cannabis and Employment Law

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in Employment and Labour Law on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. As most Canadians…

2-Year Amnesty Period for Legalizing Secondary Suites in Calgary

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in Real Estate on Monday, August 27, 2018. Since March 2018, when Mayor…

Divorce Act Changes Put Children First and Reflect 20 Years of Discussion with the Family-Justice Community

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in Family Law on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 For more than 20 years,…

New Rules Protect Workers and Ensure They Have the Same Rights as other Canadians

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in Employment and Labour Law on Thursday, June 21, 2018 On June 1,…

Edmonton Police Service is Facing Harassment Allegations by a Civilian Employee

Don Goss alleges he was harassed, bullied and intimidated by a co-worker during his years with the Edmonton Police Service (EPS).

Impaired Driving Law Changes in Alberta

Changes to Alberta’s alcohol- and drug-impaired driving offenses and sanctions came into effect April 9, 2018.

Employment Figures In Alberta Show Uptick In Economy

Alberta has seen a large decrease in employment figures even on a monthly basis, as the unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percent between November and December. 

Estate planning is critical for art collectors

The result of not creating proper estate plans for valuable items such as an art collection can have many consequences for a family. 

New Business Laws Come Into Effect In Alberta

The new legislation came into effect on Jan. 1 and covers a variety of issues which affect employees and business owners.

MLA terminated woman’s employment illegally, tribunal says

Several stories of sexual harassment in the workplace have been making headlines lately, sparking discussion on the legal rights of workers.

Employment figures show increasing job vacancies

There are often mixed reports on job prospects in Canada. One of the reasons for this is that employment rates can vary between provinces and industries.

Real Estate Insurance May Be Denied If Changes Aren’t Reported

Landlords have many things to consider when leasing a property, including provincial laws and insurance coverage.

Uber faces class-action lawsuit over business practices

In the digital age, companies must be careful with how they handle customer data. Uber is learning this lesson the hard way in Alberta.

Alberta Commits To New Anti-Bullying Employment Law

Many people consider bullying to be a serious issue in schools, but workers can also be negatively affected by such behaviour.

Alberta real estate market may be impacted by new laws

A new law will govern mortgages in the coming year that may have an even more significant impact that past adjustments.

Squatter ordered to move from driveway of rental real estate

From laws concerning property to those governing employment and business matters, landlords often have a variety of legal concerns and questions.

Longer lifespans should be considered in estate planning

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in estate planning on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Recent statistics show that people…

New real estate law seeks to protect condominium buyers

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in real estate on Thursday, November 2, 2017. Purchasing a home can be…

Alberta to institute changes to economic immigration program

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in immigration on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Policies regarding immigration are influenced a…

Business gets warning on trademark use from Edmonton Oilers

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in business on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Restaurant and bar owners have a…

Conference answers common questions about employment and cannabis

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in employment on Thursday, October 12, 2017. The impending legalization of marijuana has…

Part Two: Legal Tips For Buying Real Estate In The United States

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in real estate on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. There are many misconceptions about…

Part one: Legal tips for buying real estate in the United States

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in real estate on Monday, September 25, 2017. Many Canadians purchase vacation homes…

Lawmakers now limited in use of taxpayer-subsidized real estate

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in real estate on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Those holding political office sometimes…

Business and consumer interests discuss consumer protection laws

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in business on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Most people want businesses and consumers…

Class action suits raise employment questions about CHL players

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in employment on Monday, September 4, 2017. Athletes are often considered to be…

Edmonton considers new “sanctuary city” immigration policy

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in immigration on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. The issue of undocumented immigrants is…

Controversial new business tax laws being discussed by government

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in business on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. The Canadian government is considering changes…

Alberta town using real estate laws to crack down on AirBnb hosts

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in real estate on Monday, August 14, 2017. There is no question that…

Child care, social media affect immigration and Syrian refugees

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in immigration on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. The topic of Syrian refugees was…

Mounties commander files employment discrimination claim

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in employment on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Leaving any job after many years…

Fatal personal injury kills biker when car fails to yield

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in immigration on Monday, July 31, 2017. Motorcyclists in Alberta will always be…

Family law issues about the matrimonial home

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in family law on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. When the marriage of an…

Family law: How can Skype and FaceTime benefit divorced families?

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in family law on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. When parents in Alberta and…

Estate planning is for old and young, rich and poor

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in estate planning on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Some residents of Alberta may…

Cyclist claims driver’s negligence caused personal injury

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in personal injury on Thursday, June 29, 2017. A Calgary parent says his…

What can a victim of employment bullying do?

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in employment on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. According to the Canada Safety Council,…

Where does postnuptial agreements fit into Alberta family law?

Where does postnuptial agreements fit into Calgary family law? On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in family law on…

Workplace personal injury leaves Alberta woman paralyzed

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in personal injury on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. People in Alberta go to…

Complex families may require especially sensitive estate planning

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in estate planning on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Because the words, “‘Til death do…

Despite thorough estate planning, one heir can upset everything

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in estate planning on Thursday, May 25, 2017. The truth is, once a…

Foreign buyers may soon be looking closely at Calgary real estate

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in real estate on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. They say that one man’s…

Real estate developer makes something new out of something old

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in real estate on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Reduce, reuse, recycle is the…

Complex estate planning may require a professional’s touch

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in estate planning on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. As people live their lives,…

A family law nightmare: Man pays more in support than he earns

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in family law on Monday, May 1, 2017. A good plan is to…

Part of estate planning is choosing the right executor

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in estate planning on Monday, May 1, 2017. Every good ship needs a…

Legal advice for estate planning in Alberta

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in estate planning on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. No matter a person’s age,…

Exercise caution when considering new-build real estate

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in real estate on Friday, April 14, 2017. As population densities increase in…

Older couples increasingly require family law assistance

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in family law on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Despite the apparent stability of…

A personal injury can cause a family to struggle

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in personal injury on Friday, March 24, 2017. After a person suffers critical…

Alleged drunk driver inflicts personal injury: 3 women hurt

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in personal injury on Monday, February 20, 2017. Individuals who have been involved…

Cop’s employment battle finally over after 13 months of testimony

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in employment on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Some battles are over quickly, and…

Woman who lost employment over a sandwich sues former boss

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in employment on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Not every case of wrongful dismissal…

Granting power of attorney is a key part of estate planning

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in estate planning on Monday, February 27, 2017. Many people make plans for…

Accident Benefit Entitlements For Injury Claims

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in personal injury on Monday, February 20, 2017. Individuals who have been involved…

Determining Spousal Support In Alberta

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in family law on Thursday, February 9, 2017. When a marriage or common-law…

Considerations When Buying A Home In Alberta

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in real estate on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Buying a house can seem…

Osuji & Smith has just won the 2021 Three Best Rated for Best Rated Employment Lawyers in Calgary. This is our fifth win having won it in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. We have also won the 2021 Three Best Rated for Best Rated Business Lawyers in Calgary for 2021. This is our third win having won it in 2019 and 2020. Osuji & Smith has also won the Three Best Rated for Best Rated Divorce, Civil Litigation and Estate Planning Lawyers in Calgary. We have also won the 2021 Top Choice Award for Business Services in Calgary and the Hope Awards, Aspen, among other awards.

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Osuji & Smith Lawyers is known for its friendly team of legal professionals. We are client-focused and also driven to produce practical results for you.For years, our clients have trusted our experience and skill in solving their legal matters. Our skill is based on knowledge of the law and our ability to interpret it depending upon the facts of each case. Our dedicated team of lawyers is constantly striving to find unique resolutions for your complex issues. Our office is conveniently located in Kensington close to downtown Calgary, Alberta. For easy access, we also have free parking available for our clients.

What People Say About US

JENNIFER L.

“Charles was fantastic to work with! He was very professional, made sure I knew my options and supportive to the end. He successfully handled my employment matter and I would hire Charles again if needed.”

KIRSTEN A.

Aniedi Davidson at Osuji & Smith made our experience of incorporating interesting, accessible and hassle free. She took the time required to help us understand the process thoroughly and was very kind and friendly. Incorporating felt like a large task to us and she made it easy! I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking to incorporate their business.

NEDU A.

Quite frankly, Osuji & Smith is the best. Charles and his team handled my Divorce process with ease. Their level of flexibility and professionalism is second to none! Would advise the general public to contact Osuji & Smith for all their legal needs.

RON H.

I would like to thank Nitin Srivastava of Osuji & Smith for his help on my recent case. He was very professional and knowledgeable and helped me to make the proper decision regarding my case. I would recommend Nitin to anyone needing advice on labour and employment law.

MICHELLE R.

My partner and I had a meeting with Charles today. He was very welcoming and so full of knowledge! Not only that but most importantly, honest. He helped us understand our situation and did so without us retaining him and charging us a ton of money! Such a different experience than any other lawyer I had dealt with in the city. He did not make us feel as if we were just a dollar sign and actually seemed to care. That is not common in lawyers. You’re awesome Charles and we would most definitely recommend you to anyone!

JOSEPHINE O.

Charles Osuji has been my legal advisor for some time now. From the first day I met with him, I came to the conclusion that being brilliant and respectful has nothing to do with race or colour of skin. If you need a smart, efficient, competent, hardworking and professional lawyer, Charles Osuji embodies all these qualities. Charles is a very patient, considerate, hardworking lawyer that works 24/7 for the best interest of his client. He has been handling all my legal matters and has done an amazing job. I should note that he works with a dynamic and friendly team. I highly recommend him and his law firm, Osuji & Smith!

FOERSTER D.

I had a great experience with Charles Osuji and his staff! Very professional and friendly and helpful. They are very reasonable with their hourly rates. I highly recommend Charles Osuji and Osuji & Smith to all my friends and anyone out there who is looking for professional help.

CARMELO M.

Had a great experience dealing with Charles. He looked after our best interests and finished our contract in good time. We will be using Osuji and Smith in the future.

CHRIS W.

Osuji and Smith handles all of our personal and business needs and we could not be happier with them. They are always available to answer any questions and provide sound advice. If you are looking for a great law firm, call them and they will take care of you every step of the way.

ROMINA B.

They are Excellent and I had a wonderful experience especially Mr. Charles! He is very friendly and explained us all the outcomes. And we won the case!

GLORIA N.

Charles and Colleen provided me with some legal and real estate services. They are very professional, competent and on time. Their fees are very reasonable too. I highly recommend Charles Osuji and to anyone looking for a competent and knowledgeable lawyer that can resolve your case quickly at a reasonable price. Thanks, Osuji and Smith for the excellent work!

BORIS N.

We hired Charles to help us with Employment law. He was very knowledgeable on the matter, he worked very efficiently and he achieved a favorable result in a short period of time. He was also very reasonable priced. I highly recommend him to anyone in a need of legal advice and services.

OLA F.

I came to Osuji & Smith to review a commercial lease for my new business location. Charles and Alessia thoroughly reviewed my lease with me so that I understood it, and provided me specific notes about the present lease to take back to the landlord. Charles exceeded my expectations by also giving me additional tips on legal contracts on top of sharing some business advice that will be invaluable to the future of my business and my success as a new business owner. I feel the value I received from this office is why I will surely choose them again in the future.

JAMES G.

I worked solely with Charles on an employment case that was very personal to me. From the get go he displayed nothing but the highest standard of respect, knowledge, case fact competency and actually cares about your interest & well being. Always reachable even whilst I was overseas in multiple countries. His consistency, experience, historic reference, and flawless case punctuality are very noticeable in the way he handled every single matter. I can’t thank him enough for his honest work, support, and dealings. Osuji and Smith law-firm is an amazing establishment. Thank you again, Charles.

JOSEPHINE O.

Charles Osuji has been my legal advisor for some time. From the first day I met with Charles I came to conclusion that being brilliant and respectful has nothing to do with race or colour of skin. If you need a smart, efficient, competent, hardworking and professional lawyer, Charles embodies all these qualities. Charles is very patient, considerate, hardworking lawyer that works 24/7 for the best interest of his client. He has been handling all my legal matters and had done an amazing job. He works with a dynamic and friendly team. I highly recommend him and his law firm Osuji & Smith Lawyers.

FRANKLIN O.

I have used them once and all I can say is their services are top notch, didn’t have anything to complain about. Hence I will definitely recommend them to friends and family.

SEBA P.

I had the opportunity to have Charles Osuji providing legal services for myself and I can say that he and his team dealt with my matter in a very professional way. They are very responsive and Charles worked even on a Sunday to have my issue solved as soon as possible. Reasonable priced and more than that, he offered me the most cost-efficient alternatives for my case. Highly recommend this law firm.

SARATHY

I hired Charles for a prenuptial agreement. He is amazing from day 1. Unlike other corporate family lawyers, Charles calls you back even after 9 pm and even on a Saturday or Sunday. You can directly talk to Charles anytime unlike other lawyers who are not so easy to talk. His prices are reasonable and he is very professional. I would highly recommend Osuji & Smith for your legal needs.

TERRY T.

I worked with Charles and Colleen for the sale of my old home and the purchase of my new home. They were so wonderful to deal with. Very professional and helpful. I would highly recommend Osuji & Smith for your legal needs!

ANGIE N.

Charles is amazing. He handled my divorce efficiently and professional and put up with some craziness on my part. Would definitely recommend!