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

Spousal Support and Retirement

By Leneigh Bosdet
Categories: Blog, Family Law
Recently, the BC Supreme Court came out with a case that deals with the question of the impact of retirement on spousal support and clarifying what is considered early retirement.

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What is the difference between a Power of Attorney and a Representation Agreement?

By Vanessa DeDominicis
These two, very different incapacity planning documents, are often confused.

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Pre-Judgment Garnishment: Full and Frank Disclosure is Required

By Jeremy Burgess
The recent case of Opus Consulting Group Ltd. v Ardenton Capital Corporation focused on the level of disclosure required to support and sustain a pre-judgment garnishment order.

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Top 25 Medical Malpractice Cases of a 25 Year Career – Fungal Meningitis

By Angela Price-Stephens
Categories: Blog, Medical Malpractice
In this article we review the unusual case of Valerie who suffered a devastating brain injury as a result of a missed diagnosis of fungal meningitis.

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Administration of an Estate – How Hard Is It?

By Vanessa DeDominicis
What does “Estate Administration” actually mean? I often get asked this by my clients.

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Justice for Survivors of Sexual Assault

By Matthew Canzer
Categories: Blog, Litigation
A recent post by Kelowna Now highlights the alarming rate at which sexual assault reports are being dismissed as “unfounded” by Kelowna RCMP.

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Extensive Changes to Builders Lien Act Proposed

By Mark Danielson
Categories: Blog, Construction
The British Columbia Law Institute released its “Consultation Paper on the Builders Lien Act.”

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Alternative Resources to Promote Access to Justice

By Matthew Canzer
Categories: Blog
At Pushor Mitchell, we are proud to offer a wide range of legal services to individuals, businesses and organizations throughout our community and we are happy to be the ‘first call’ when a legal need arises.

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Top 25 Medical Malpractice Cases of a 25 Year Career – Acute Compartment Syndrome

By Angela Price-Stephens
Categories: Blog, Medical Malpractice
In this series of articles BC and Alberta personal injury and medical malpractice lawyer Angela Price-Stephens describes her top 25 notable medical malpractice cases of her 25-year career to date.

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Construction Disputes: A Contractor’s Right to be Paid vs. Owner’s Claims for Defective Work

By Jeremy Burgess
It is one of the most common scenarios in construction litigation: work has completed, the contractor has rendered its final bill and an owner refuses to pay on the basis that there were delays or that there are defects or deficiencies.

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