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

Distracted Driving Kills: The BC Coalition to End Distracted Driving

By Paul Mitchell, Q.C.
Categories: Blog, Personal Injury
Distracted driving is a huge problem and one that is costing lives. It is now responsible for more motor vehicle deaths than drunk driving.

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Safety Deposit Boxes and Your Estate

By Vanessa DeDominicis
Should I put my Will in my safety deposit box? That is a frequently asked question by many clients of mine.

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Acquiring U.S. Citizenship Through a U.S. Citizen Parent: What You Need To Know

By Bryan Fitzpatrick
The inscription on the U.S. side of the Peace Arch monument at the Peace Arch Border Crossing in Blaine, Washington reads “Children of a common mother.”

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Demystifying Pensions in Family Law

By Monica McParland
Categories: Blog, Family Law
Under the BC Family Law Act, benefits in a pension plan are” family property,” which means that separating spouses are entitled to equally share the benefits accumulated during cohabitation.

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Real Property, Legal Title, Equitable Title and the Torrens System: Presumptions as to Ownership

By Jeremy Burgess
Real property ownership in British Columbia is governed by a modified Torrens system for title registration.

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Details Are Important When Completing a Claim of Builders Lien

By Mark Danielson
Categories: Blog, Construction
A party claiming a builders lien must do so by filing a “claim of lien” in the form prescribed by the Builders Lien Act.

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Powers of Attorney and Your Financial Institution

By Vanessa DeDominicis
A Power of Attorney, if used carefully, is an important estate planning tool.

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“Dooring” Injuries on the Rise: Cyclists and Drivers Should Be Aware

By Paul Mitchell, Q.C.
Categories: Blog, Personal Injury
Incidents of “dooring” are increasing. Both cyclists and drivers need to read this article.

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Builders Liens: Strict Compliance or Lose Your Lien

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Litigation
While not guaranteeing the settlement of disputes, the Builders Lien Act provides a powerful tool for contractors, subcontractors, workers and suppliers.

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Unbundled Family Law Services: Limited Scope Retainers

By Monica McParland
Categories: Blog, Family Law
Traditionally, family law lawyers have been retained to represent clients by assisting them in resolving their disputes from start-to-finish.

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