Lauren Cullen

Lauren Cullen is an associate lawyer at Siskinds LLP in London, Ontario. She practices exclusively in personal injury litigation and is a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA). Lauren completed her law degree at Western University in 2016 and subsequently articled at a top personal injury law firm in Toronto.

Product Liability and COVID-19

During the course of the pandemic, companies across the country started manufacturing PPE and other products that they would not normally be making, to meet the demand for such products and reduce shortages. For most of these products, proper manufacturing is essential to their safety, however if such products led to personal injury on the part of the consumer, can that consumer sue the manufacturer?

Ho-Ho-Hosting: Be Wary of Social Host Liability this Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for holiday parties and get-togethers with friends and family. Between the eggnog and mulled wine, all may seem merry and bright, but there are several factors to consider before you host a holiday get-together this season…

Suing a Municipality: What if I Didn’t Give Notice Within 10 days?

Section 44(10) of the Municipality Act mandates that for incidents that occur on municipal sidewalks or roadways, an injured party must provide notification of the incident to the municipality within ten business days, failing which they are disentitled from suing the municipality for their injuries. However, there is an exception to the 10-day notice period…

New Contingency Fee Rules

Effective July 1, 2021, the Law Society of Ontario implemented new requirements as part of its ongoing contingency fee reform. These requirements are intended to simplify and standardize the information that potential clients receive if they need to engage a lawyer or paralegal to assist them in a contingency fee matter…

Construction Zone Accidents

In Canada, spring weather inevitably brings construction season along with it. Road construction dominates the streets in the warmer months. For drivers, this can cause complications beyond annoyance. Thousands of motor vehicle accidents each year occur in construction zones.