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

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

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
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 Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Business Law
Insurance is an important tool allowing landlords and tenants to allocate risk in a commercial lease. Here are some recommendations: Your Team. The lawyer and the insurance advisor work together to review and advise on the insurance clauses in the commercial lease. The goal is to ensure that the tenant’s insurance and landlord’s insurance work […]

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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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Philanthropy And Your Will

By Vanessa DeDominicis
Donations to charity via a Will are a main source of income for many Canadian charities.

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Commercial Financing: Common Security Types

By Andrea East
Categories: Blog, Business Law
The purpose of security in a commercial financing transaction is to give the lender comfort (or security) that the lender will have access to assets if the borrower fails to meet its repayment commitments.

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ICBC Reforms Announced

By Matthew Canzer
Categories: Blog, Personal Injury
Until now the law has been that negligent drivers, whether careless, drunk or distracted, have had to pay for the full extent of the damage that they cause to other users of the roadways.

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