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

Major Changes to Employment Standards Are Coming

By Colin Edstrom
Categories: Blog, Employment Law
Significant revisions to the British Columbia Employment Standards Act that purport to impact nearly all workplaces in British Columbia are scheduled to come into force shortly.

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Executor Duties

By Vanessa DeDominicis
If you have been appointed Executor in the Will, there are a wide range of obligations if you accept the position of Executor.

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Co-Ownership of Real Property: Sort It Out or Risk Having It Sold

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Litigation
There are innumerable reasons that parties may find themselves co-owning real property with friends, family or business partners and just as many reasons why that co-ownership relationship may turn sour.

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Collaborative Family Law

By Patrick Gaffney
Categories: Blog, Family Law
Collaborative Family Law (CFL), is a client controlled, out-of-court process utilizing collaboratively trained professionals like lawyers, divorce coaches, financial planners, and child specialists to help spouses achieve mutually acceptable solutions to issues arising when they separate.

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What is Estate Litigation?

By Angela Price-Stephens
In simple terms an estate is everything a person owns and owes, or their net worth.  Assets within an estate may include property, money in the bank, car, personal belongings, rights to income and anything else of worth.

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WorkSafeBC Mental Disorder Presumption

By Mark Grabas
Categories: Blog, Employment Law
Regulatory changes took effect on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 that expanded the presumption for mental health disorders caused by work.

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Top 25 Medical Malpractice Cases of a 25 Year Career – Cardio Thoracic Surgery

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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Government Creates 60 Day Deadline for Crash Victims to Submit ICBC Receipts

By Paul Mitchell, Q.C.
Categories: Blog, Personal Injury
In the latest ‘reform of the law for collision victims in BC, the NDP have passed a new regulation shortening the time to submit receipts to ICBC from 2 years to a mere 60 days.

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Franchise Article Series: What is a Franchise?

By Andrew Brunton
Categories: Blog, Franchising
The following article is part of a series of articles that document some key considerations about franchising.

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Intellectual Property Primer

By Vanessa DeDominicis
There are many categories of intellectual property.

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