Toronto criminal lawyer Melanie Webb says she has witnessed an increase in extortion attempts coinciding with the emergence of the #MeToo movement.
"I’m seeing more men who are victims of blackmail and extortion attempts," Webb, principal of Melanie J. Webb Barrister, tells AdvocateDaily.com. "They are being wrongfully accused of sexual assault by complainants threatening to go to police or expose them to their families or colleagues.
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A report on a Toronto laboratory’s discredited alcohol- and drug-testing process shows how important it is for child-protection lawyers to closely examine, and, where necessary, challenge scientific evidence, Toronto criminal lawyer Melanie Webb tells AdvocateDaily.com.
Britain’s high court has made a well-considered decision in refusing to allow the extradition of an Englishman with mental health issues to face computer hacking charges in the United States, says Toronto criminal lawyer Melanie Webb.
A recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision that ruled on informer privilege will have widespread implications for many criminal matters, says Toronto criminal lawyer Melanie Webb.
Proposed changes to Canada's sex assault laws threaten to undermine the fair trial rights of accused people by forcing them to disclose evidence in their possession, says Toronto criminal lawyer Melanie Webb.