Carol Dirks joined the firm in December of 2005 as part of the expanded condominium practice group. Since her call to the bar in 1996, for the last ten years Carol's practice has been focused in the area of condominium law and condominium related litigation.
Carol regularly advises Board of Directors on the requirements of the Condominium Act, 1998, including easements and licensing issues, reserve fund and budgeting matters, common expense collection, meeting requirements and procedure, as well as enforcement of the Declaration, By-laws and Rules.
As part of her litigation practice, Carol has appeared before the Superior Court of Justice, Court of Appeal, the Ontario Human Rights Commission, the Ontario Municipal Board, as well as the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal. She has been involved in a number of highly publicized legal actions on behalf of condominium corporations and co-operatives, including the defence of a building evacuation order and the appointment of an inspector and administrator under the Condominium Act, 1998.
She has considerable experience with construction deficiency claims, condominium conversions, construction liens, human rights, as well as employment claims, and has been successful in negotiating favourable settlements on behalf of her clients.
NOVEMBER 28 2018
Recent Case Tests Anti-SLAPP Provisions in Condo Forum
Condominium communities can certainly be a lively forum for negative and destructive comments. Board members and managers are frequently accused of "receiving kickbacks" or "being on the take," or "acting in bad faith" and engaging in "illegal" methods...
NOVEMBER 16 2018
One Year After the Amendments to the Condominium Act – Are We Any Better Off?
It's been a rollercoaster year, to say the least, for Ontario's condominium industry in our collective efforts to implement the changes to the Condominium Act, 1998 (the "Act")...
MAY 10 2018
May 2018 Condominium Update (Including New Proxy Form)
The Ministry updated the mandatory proxy on May 10, 2018. This new form will need to be used going forward...
MARCH 27 2018
Condominium Legislative Changes - Electric Vehicle Charging Systems
The Ontario government has just announced legislative changes dealing with electric vehicle charging systems ("EVCS"), coming into effect on May 1, 2018...
JANUARY 19 2018
Condominium Legislative Changes -- January 2018 Update
SEPTEMBER 14 2017
Survival Guide for Condo Directors – Phase 1
The Condo Law Group at Foglers (Carol Dirks, David Thiel and Khalid Karim) have prepared a handbook guide for condo directors highlighting the first phase of changes to the Condominium Act. Managers should feel free to circulate this guide to any of your Board members who may be interested.
NOVEMBER 01 2016
Condominium Commentary - Fall 2016
In this issue:
The Devil is in the Details - Top Ten Issues for the Regulations Under the Condominium Act, 1998, by David Thiel
Human Rights Legal Update -- Can the Holding of a Condominium Owners' Meeting Constitute Discrimination Under the Ontario Human Rights Code?, by Carol Dirks
Green Loans and Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Condos, by Lou Natale
The Condominium Law Group at Fogler, Rubinoff LLP is Pleased to Welcome Khalid Karim to our Team.
JUNE 18 2013
Condominium Commentary - Spring 2013
APRIL 01 2012
Condominium Commentary - Spring 2012
SEPTEMBER 01 2011
Condominium Commentary - Fall 2011
JUNE 01 2011
Condominium Commentary - Summer 2011
SEPTEMBER 01 2010
Condominium Commentary - Fall 2010
JUNE 01 2010
Condominium Commentary - Summer 2010
NOVEMBER 01 2009
Condominium Commentary - Fall / Winter 2009
MAY 01 2009
Condominium Commentary - Spring / Summer 2009
SEPTEMBER 01 2008
Condominium Commentary - Fall 2008
- Admitted to Ontario Bar, 1996
- Queen's University, LL.B., 1994
- University of Western Ontario, B.A., 1991
- Law Society of Upper Canada
- Canadian Bar Association