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

Piercing the Corporate Veil in Construction: When Work is So Bad it Amounts to Fraud

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Litigation
It can be frustrating for homeowners dealing with inadequate contractors that the controlling mind/primary owner of the company can hide behind their corporation to avoid personal liability.

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A Will – Not Just For the Wealthy

By Vanessa DeDominicis
“I don’t need a Will, I don’t have anything”……YES YOU DO!

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New Case out of the BC Court of Appeal Highlights the Challenges High Conflict Parenting Disputes

By Leneigh Bosdet
Categories: Blog, Family Law
On November 23 the Court of Appeal released the family law decision N.R.G. v. G.R.G. 2017 BCCA 407. This is a very important case.

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Auditor General Releases Report on Canada Revenue Agency Service Quality

By Zach Pashley
Categories: Blog, Tax
On November 21, 2017 the Auditor General released its 2017 Fall Report.

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Westbank First Nation Development Laws

By Andrea East
Categories: Blog, First Nations
Did you know that Westbank First Nation’s development laws are available through their website?

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How Do I Make Sure My Executor And Trustee Know What I Want Them To Do For My Children?

By Theresa Arsenault, Q.C.
Many people are helping their children financially, both while they are under 19 and often well into their adult years.

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Superintendent of Real Estate Releases New Rules

By Parveen Shergill
Categories: Blog, Real Estate
The BC Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate released new Real Estate Rules aimed at consumer protection, which will come into effect on March 15, 2018.

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Posting Security to Discharge a Builders Lien

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Litigation
A builders lien can be an effective, powerful and inexpensive tool for helping unpaid contractors, subcontractors, suppliers receive payment for their materials and services.

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125 Year Non-Cancellable Leases of Westbank First Nation Lands

By Andrea East
Categories: Blog, First Nations
There is a new trend in leases of Westbank First Nation’s reserve lands. Developers and landlords are moving to 125 year terms.

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I don’t want my child’s guardian to suffer financial hardship. What can I do?

By Vanessa DeDominicis
A worry for most of my clients with young children is appointing a guardian to care for their minor children in the event of their demise.

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