Access to the amount of legal fees paid by a public body: the Court of Appeal rules

This article first appeared in the October 2017 edition of Proforma, a publication of the Quebec City Young Bar Association.
Can the professional secrecy privilege be invoked to defeat an access-to-information request seeking to learn the amount of legal fees billed to a public body? That was the issue ruled on by the Quebec Court of Appeal in its decision in Kalogerakis v. Commission scolaire des Patriotes rendered on August 22, 2017.

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Langlois lawyers Contributes to the Transformation of Forestville into Hollywood

Forestville, a town in the Quebec’s Upper North Shore region, was partially transformed into a Hollywood set during the filming of a TV series based on the best-selling novel The truth About the Harry Quebert Affair. This project was made possible thanks to the efforts and expertise of a team of Langlois lawyers consisting of François Mainguy, a lawyer, partner, and Pascal Archambault, a lawyer at the firm, who assisted the company that owned part of the filming location in reaching an agreement between it and the producers of the series.

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Langlois’ Legal Tips : The Shareholder Agreement

You are an entrepreneur and a shareholder of a start-up corporation that you and your partners have created. You would like to have access to the minutes of meetings of the corporation’s board of directors and to the resolutions it has adopted, but you are not a member of the board.

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