Though factums are not always required: “My own preference is to always do a factum…As erudite as [Judges] may be, no one has every proposition of law at their fingertips. So just by doing a factum you are being helpful to the judge…In the vast majority of cases, [judges] are persuaded by the written argument, and oral argument makes a difference in a slim minority of cases. Armed with that knowledge, it is almost incumbent upon us to make sure that our written materials are really top notch in every single case.”
Nader Hasan practises criminal, regulatory and constitutional law at the trial and appellate levels. He defends clients accused of criminal misconduct in a variety of cases, including white collar crime (fraud, money laundering, foreign corruption), violent offences (homicide, terrorism, sexual assault), drug offences, and professional misconduct. Nader has been recognized by Best Lawyers magazine as one of Canada’s leading appellate lawyers. Learn more about Nader’s practice during Pre-Trial Motions and the tips he has to offer.
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