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

An Update To Our Clients About COVID-19

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Categories: Blog
Pushor Mitchell strives to provide a safe work environment for its employees, to protect its clients, and cooperate within its communities as we respond to COVID-19.

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They Used my Money to Buy that Property. Can’t Encumber it?

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It is a common question: when you lend someone money, they use that money to purchase land and the money is not paid back, can you somehow secure repayment by encumbering title to the land?

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Estate Planning and Charitable Gifts

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Leaving a charitable donation in your Will can be a wonderful way to benefit a charity that has meant a great deal to you during your lifetime.

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Big Changes Coming Soon to Provincial Court Family Rules

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Categories: Blog, Family Law
I recently attended a Continuing Legal Education Society of BC presentation about the significant changes coming to the Provincial Court Family Rules.

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UBC Researchers Identify the Most Dangerous Prescriptions for Drivers

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Categories: Blog, Personal Injury
This UBC study concludes that many common prescription medications pose a risk of causing a car crash.

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A Long Time Coming: Two Important Changes to Divorce Act

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Categories: Blog, Family Law
The amendments to the federal Divorce Act came into force March 1, which marked long overdue changes to a piece of legislation that has not been significantly amended in more than 30 years.

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Business Leaders’ Declaration Against the Death Penalty

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Categories: Blog
Sir Richard Branson leads this worldwide initiative to end the death penalty.

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Obligations of Residential Property Owners to Remove Hazards from Municipally Owned Sidewalks

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Most people are aware that they are supposed to shovel the sidewalk in front of their house after a snowfall. Many people are aware of what time their municipality expects them to do so.

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Changes to WorkSafeBC Pensions

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Categories: Blog, Employment Law
Some important changes to the Worker’s Compensation act have come into effect.

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COVID-19 Vaccines in the Workplace

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Categories: Blog, Employment Law
As COVID-19 vaccinations become more readily available, employers have lots of questions about how vaccines will impact their workplace.

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