Advocate Legal Services is focused on providing high-quality service and client satisfaction at fair rates that can meet the client’s specific needs. We can provide legal services on a Limited Scope basis, meaning we can help you with your entire matter or only certain parts of it.
Our practice is focused on the services which can be found below. I do have a special interest in the Criminal Injury Compensation Board and Peace Bonds. There are hundreds of tribunals in the Province of Ontario. If you have a specific matter before a tribunal that has not been listed below, please contact us!
Barristers, Solicitors, Notaries
The original firm of Stewart Hope and O’Donnell was a leading eastern Ontario law firm in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Perth has many historical ties to the firm such as the Stewart residence on Drummond Street which is now the Perth Manor boutique hotel and Stewart Park which was donated to the town by the Stewart family.
Over the years the firm evolved and became known as O’Donnell Dulmage. In 1972 the office moved from premises above the Bank of Nova Scotia on Foster Street to the second floor of the original post office building on Gore Street, now known as the Crain Building.
James Bond took over the practice of Hugh O’Donnell in 1973 and Stephen March joined the firm in 1976. Greg Anderson articled with the firm in 1976 and joined as a lawyer in 1978.
In 1982, the firm purchased and renovated the historic Burchell house at Ten Market Square on Stewart Park in downtown Perth. The Perth Courier has published an article on the history of Ten Market Square.
In 1996 the firm re-organized; Stephen March and Greg Anderson remained in partnership under the name March Anderson and James Bond became a sole practitioner
In April 2000, Stephen was appointed a Judge of the Ontario Court of Justice and Greg then practiced as a sole practitioner until 2011.
In 2011, Greg’s legal assistant, Mary Foss, graduated from law school after six years of part time studies. Mary was called to the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada in September 2011. Greg and Mary now practice as associates under the new firm name Anderson Foss.
Our building is handicapped accessible and appointments can be arranged at home and after normal business hours.
Barker Willson is a four-lawyer firm serving the Counties of Leeds, Grenville, Lanark and Frontenac from our law offices in Perth and Westport, Ontario, Canada. The Perth office is staffed by three lawyers and seven support staff, while the Westport office is staffed by one lawyer and two support staff.
Barker Willson is built upon a foundation established in Perth in 1895, and has operated continuously to the present date. The current members of the firm are:
- John R. O’Connor, called to the bar in 1993;
- David G. Heeley, called to the bar in 1981;
- S. Craig Halpenny, called to the bar in 2003;
- Michael P. Reid, called to the bar in 1978;
- Chris Clifford, called to the bar in 1998 (practice restricted to personal injury).
Barker Willson support staff includes a number of experienced Legal Assistants, many of whom are graduates of the two-year Legal Administration or Legal Assistant courses at either Algonquin or St. Lawrence College.
Bond & Hughes offers professional and comprehensive legal services amidst the quiet and beauty of Stewart Park in the historic town Perth, Ontario, Canada. We are committed to excellence in the service of our clients. For more information please visit our website.
Ken was born in Sarnia, Ontario. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a B.A. in 1974 and entered Law School at the University of Ottawa, where he graduated in 1977. Upon graduation, Ken articled with Gerald R. Dulmage of the firm of O’Donnell, Dulmage in Perth, Ontario and was subsequently called to the Bar of the Province of Ontario in 1979. Upon his call to the Bar, he established a private practice at 27 Foster Street in the Town of Perth, where he continues to practice today as a member of DLO.
Ken’s general legal practice focuses on real estate and mortgages, Wills and Estates and sales and purchases of commercial businesses. Additionally, he has represented small corporate clients in a number of international transactions.
When we established Woodwark & Stevens 25 years ago, we committed ourselves to an atmosphere where our clients would feel comfortable. We want them to feel free to explain their problem and ask their questions without feeling pressured. We are also committed to maintaining the highest standards of legal knowledge so that we can give our clients the best advice possible.
We provide law services for real estate, wills and estates, corporate and Non-profit advice, family law and family mediation services.