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

Assignment of a Contract of Purchase and Sale: Get it in Writing

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Litigation
While a contract can be formed by any combination of communications and oral and verbal agreements, it remains the most prudent course of action to reduce a contract to writing to avoid any ambiguities about what has or has not been agreed to.

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Family Status Discrimination Test Affirmed by BC Court of Appeal

By Colin Edstrom
Categories: Blog, Employment Law
The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently affirmed that the test for assessing discrimination in employment on the basis of family status differs from other protected grounds.

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Trademarks and the Cannabis Industry

By Vanessa DeDominicis
Since the legalization of Cannabis here in Canada in October of 2018, we have seen an influx of cannabis-based businesses looking to protect their intellectual property rights.

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No Spec Tax on Westbank First Nation Lands

By Andrea East
Categories: Blog, First Nations
The recently introduced BC Speculation and Vacancy Tax (“Spec Tax”) is a topic of much discussion in our community lately.

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Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot Program

By Bryan Fitzpatrick
The new B.C. Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot Program is designed to attract entrepreneurs to participating regional communities in order to start new businesses.

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Tax-Deductible Legal Fees

By Patrick Gaffney
Categories: Blog, Family Law
If you receive child or spousal support, and you spent money obtaining a court order to get child or spousal support then the money spent to get the order may be tax-deductible.

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Breach of Contract and Repudiation: Affirm or Accept the Repudiation, Not Both

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Litigation
One of the more difficult issues in contractual disputes is sorting out what rights and obligations continue to exist when a party to a contract breaches the terms of the contract.

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A Will For Canadian Property and Foreign Property

By Vanessa DeDominicis
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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Central Okanagan Economic Development Commissions’ Latest Snapshot

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog
The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission (COEDC) has released its 2018 fourth quarter economic indicators report.

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