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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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COVID-19 and Employment Contracts

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COVID-19 has posed great challenges for employers who are facing an interruption, modification, or perhaps even a closure of their businesses.

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Passing of Trustee’s Accounts and the Duty to Account

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An Executor/Administrator/Trustee (“Personal Representative”), must be ready at all times to account for the trust property.

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Lost Your Duplicate Certificate of Title?

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Categories: Blog, Real Estate
When you become the registered owner of real property in British Columbia that is free and clear of any financial encumbrances or agreements for sale, the Land Title Office has the ability to issue to you a "Duplicate Certificate of Title."

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Separate Trusts in Your Will for Each of Your Children: Do You Still Need Them?

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When we do estate planning for clients with significant value in their estates, we often created spousal trusts for their spouse and separate trusts for each child. 

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Top 25 Medical Malpractice Cases of a 25 Year Career – Negligently Managed Birth

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Categories: Blog, Medical Malpractice
In this eighth article in the series Angela reflects on the case of Jaeden and his mother Jennifer who were both severely damaged as a result of a negligently managed birth.

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Keeping Construction Costs Under Control: Costs-Plus vs. Guaranteed Maximum Price

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One of the most frequent types of construction disputes centers on what is owed vs. what is charged for work.

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Extending Temporary COVID-19 Layoffs Beyond August 30, 2020

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Categories: Blog, Employment Law
On June 25, 2020, the province introduced regulatory amendments to allow temporary layoffs to continue for up to 24 weeks, or until August 30th, whichever comes first.

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Did You Dismiss Your Employee or Did They Resign? A Recent Example of Resignation

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Categories: Blog, Employment Law
When an employee voluntarily resigns from their employment they cannot successfully sue their employer for wrongful dismissal. However, determining whether an employee has actually resigned is not always straightforward.

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What Is A Life Estate?

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A life estate is the ownership of property/land for the duration of a person's life.

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