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Changes to Law, Major Case Decisions, Industry Trends, & Other Legal Issues

When a Child is Hurt at School: Is it Just an Accident or is Someone Liable?

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Personal Injury
For better or for worse, injuries are a part of childhood and the process by which children learn to explore the world around them.

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Proposed Changes to REDMA: Developer Obligations for Assignments of Purchase Agreements

By Bradley Cronquist
Categories: Blog, Real Estate
The B.C. Government has introduced draft legislation to amend the Real Estate Development Marketing Act that imposes obligations on developers in relation to the assignment of Purchase Agreements for the sale or lease of strata lots.

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Proper and Improper Use of A Power of Attorney

By Vanessa DeDominicis
An Attorney appointed to act for another adult under a Power of Attorney has an onerous task.

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Invitations to Tender: Why it is Important Both Bidders and Solicitors to Follow Proper Process

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Litigation
Government and non-government actors that solicit bids for contractors for management or construction projects must follow a fair and transparent process for doing so.

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Commercial Leasing: Insurance for Landlords

By Andrea East
Categories: Blog, Business Law
Insurance is an important tool allowing landlords and tenants to allocate risk in a commercial lease. Here are some recommendations:

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BC Court Considers the Role of Fundamental Breach in Termination of CCDC Contracts

By Mark Danielson
Categories: Blog, Construction
Canadian Construction Documents Committee (“CCDC”) standard form contracts often govern the relationship between owners and general contractors for construction projects in Canada.

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Provincial Government Provides Some Clarity on the Speculation Tax

By Zach Pashley
Categories: Blog, Tax
On February 21, 2018, the provincial government released its budget for 2018. The budget announced a slew of measures to attempt to address housing affordability in the province.

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When a Party Breaches a Settlement Agreement: Being Made Whole

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Litigation
Settlement agreements that conclude litigation are often reached once the parties have gotten to a point of a loss of faith in one another or a complete breakdown in whatever relationship they may have enjoyed pre-litigation.

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Your Business and Your Will – Shareholders’ Agreements

By Vanessa DeDominicis
If you have a business with a few shareholders, you may have a Shareholders’ Agreement in place. This forms part of your estate planning whether you like it or not.

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The Risks of Complaining on Social Media: When Airing Grievances Attracts Damages

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Litigation
The intersection of defamation and social media remains a minefield and social media users are well-advised to treat social media posts no differently from any other form of publication.

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