Pushor Mitchell participated with team “Bees with Degrees” in Project Literacy Kelowna‘s Spelling Bee May 31st in support of literacy programs for children and adults. The team included (l-r in photo) lawyers Claire MacLeod, Julia Norman, Leneigh Bosdet, Delaney Long, Rebecca Dickson, Mark Brade, Darcy Whittaker and Joni Metherell. They tied for 3rd in the […]
Pushor Mitchell was pleased to support the YMCA’s Cycle for Strong Kids in Kelowna on Sunday May 29th as a Silver Sponsor, including a high energy team of 18 cyclists on stationary bicycles riding in unison for a great cause. All funds raised support underprivileged and at-risk children from our community equal opportunity to register […]
Magda Kapp joins Pushor Mitchell LLP as Manager of Business Development and Marketing. She will be supporting the firm in areas including business development, profile building activities, event management, marketing and communications.
As I have written about earlier, the Protection of Public Participation Act is aimed at combating strategy lawsuits against public participation and to guard against the vulnerability of the legal system to SLAPPs being used to censor public opinion, intimidate people and silence critics.
For a host of reasons, folks often enter contracts through verbal agreement either not fully appreciating that they are entering into a binding contractual relationship or because one or more parties has refused to agree to reduce the contract to writing.
It is an unfortunately common story in construction litigation: parties agree on a scope of work and price, the scope of work changes and the parties don’t go back to the bargaining table to reach an agreement on the new scope of work.
Intra-company disputes often involve two broad categories of remedies: oppression: where a minority shareholder claims they are being disadvantaged by the majority in some fashion and seek to have the court exercise its broad statutory discretion to correct the issue; and derivative actions: where a shareholder or director seeks to have the court compel a […]
Whenever parties fail to fully document the contractual agreement between them, the risk of litigation is heightened given the lack of prescribed remedies and consequences in addition to a wide spectrum of issues.
In my earlier article, Defamation, the Protection of Public Participation Act and Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation, I wrote about the Protection of Public Participation Act (the “PPPA”), a piece of legislation aimed at combating strategy lawsuits against public participation (“SLAPPs”).
As discussed in my previous article, COVID-19, Builders Liens and Limitation Periods, since March 26, 2020, limitation periods in BC were suspended. This suspension was listed as of April 15, 2020 for builders lien issues.
When a strata issues fines or fees against owners, it often seeks legal assistance in doing so. A recent decision reviews when a strata is or is not entitled to recover part or all of those legal fees.
Pushor Mitchell is pleased to welcome Claire MacLeod to the firm as an associate lawyer. Born and raised in Kelowna, Claire is excited to now be practicing in her home town. Claire completed her articles at Pushor Mitchell in 2020 after attending law school at the University of Ottawa. Her practice includes civil litigation and […]
On March 17, 2020, Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer, declared a public health emergency. The following day, March 18, 2020, Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, declared a provincial state of emergency to support a province wide response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This signaled the closing of many BC business and the resulting layoff of employees.