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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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Time to Build! Considerations for Residential Construction Contracts (for Both Builders and Landowners)

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Categories: Blog, Business Law, Real Estate
Over the past few months there has been a substantial increase in real estate activity.

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Whether a Strata Can or Cannot Recover Legal Fees in Enforcement Efforts

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When a strata issues fines or fees against owners, it often seeks legal assistance in doing so. A recent decision reviews when a strata is or is not entitled to recover part or all of those legal fees.

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The Supreme Court of Canada Weighs in Comprehensively on Child Support issues

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Categories: Blog, Family Law
The Supreme Court of Canada released its written decision in the case of Michel v. Graydon. This was a case that involved the interpretation and application of section 152 of the Family Law Act.

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When “Regular” Employees Owe Fiduciary Duties and Why it Matters

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Categories: Blog, Employment Law
While all employees owe a duty of fidelity to their employers, certain employees owe an elevated fiduciary duty.

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Non-Competition Agreements in Business Transactions

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Categories: Blog, Business Law
When looking a buying a business, buyers will often request that the sellers refrain from competing with the business for a period of time after completion of the sale.

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How Are Wills Located?

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When a loved one passes away, how do you know if they had a Will? Many people – even those close to us – can be very “cloak and dagger” about finances and personal matters.

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Only BC Courts Can Adjudicate on Real Property in BC

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There is frequent need for parties who obtain judgments in jurisdictions outside of BC to come to BC seeking to enforce their judgments against assets of judgment creditors held in BC.

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Employment Considerations When Buying or Selling a Business

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Employees can be an organization’s greatest asset but also – in the circumstances of a corporate transaction – its greatest liability.

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How to Avoid Disputes Between Parents Around the Canada Child Benefit

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Categories: Blog, Family Law, Tax
The Canada Child Benefit is a tax-free monthly benefit provided to Canadian low and middle-income families which the Government of Canada introduced in 2016.

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