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

New Employer Health Tax Comes Into Force

By Colin Edstrom
Categories: Blog, Employment Law
British Columbia’s new Employer Health Tax came into force on January 1, 2019.

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ICBC Denies Compensation in a Hit-and-Run Accident

By Greg Pratch
Categories: Blog, Personal Injury
In a recent Supreme Court of British Columbia case the court confirmed that if you are injured by a hit and run driver, you do not need to do everything conceivable in order to identify the driver.

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Builders Liens: The Consequences of Less than Strict Compliance

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Litigation
In my previous article, Builders Liens: Strict Compliance or Lose Your Lien, I explored how a family company lost its lien rights by making the mistake of pursuing its lien in the name of its principal rather than the company.

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Limited Scope Retainers (or Unbundled Services)

By Patrick Gaffney
Categories: Blog, Family Law
Unbundled services or a limited scope retainer is when a client retains a lawyer on a part-time basis or for only part of their case.

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Stricter Impaired Driving Laws Are in Force Next Week

By Paul Mitchell, Q.C.
Categories: Blog
Stricter Impaired Driving Laws are in Force Next Week

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Article 2 – Injured Worker Series: Settlement of WorkSafeBC Claims

By Alfred Kempf
Categories: Blog, Employment Law
We are frequently asked about “settling with the Board”. Our response is that you cannot settle with WorkSafeBC.

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Bill McKinnon’s Public Safety Report for Kelowna

By Paul Mitchell, Q.C.
Categories: Blog
Bill McKinnon was Kelowna’s RCMP Superintendent a number of years ago. He was tasked by Kelowna City Council to investigate and prepare this report.

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Meeting of the Minds – When A Contract Is Or Is Not Formed

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Litigation
In a number of previous articles, I have explored some of the difficulties encountered where parties fail to properly set out the contractual terms that dictate the rights and responsibilities between them.

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Changes to REDMA: Developer Obligations for Assignments of Purchase Agreements come into Force

By Bradley Cronquist
Categories: Blog, Real Estate
The Province of British Columbia has approved the amendments to REDMA and the Real Estate Development Marketing Regulation in order to facilitate the disclosure of information to provincial and federal authorities

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A Will For Canadian Property and Foreign Property

By Vanessa DeDominicis
Categories: Blog
Whenever I have clients that have Canadian property and assets in a foreign jurisdiction, I always recommend that they consult with a lawyer in the jurisdiction where they hold those foreign assets.

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