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.

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.

Food Delivery Services: Car Insurance

With COVID-19 lock downs and “stay at home” orders, food delivery services have become increasingly popular and more people are offering to become drivers for these services. It is important to know that not all services are the same…

Increase of Highway Speed Limits to 110 km/hour: Important Facts to Know

As part of a recent pilot project, the speed limit on certain Ontario highways have been increased to 110 km/hour in an attempt to improve traffic flow. As novel as many commuters will find this, there are several things people must keep in mind…

Can you consume alcohol in Ontario parks?

To the delight of business owners and consumers, provincial governments across Canada have been relaxing alcohol laws in an attempt to support hospitality industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Ontario, for example, we have seen the government allow restaurants to expand their patios and include alcohol in takeout and delivery orders.