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Legal Alert Blog

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

Article 1 – Injured Worker Series

By Alfred Kempf
Categories: Blog, Employment Law
WorksafeBC is the provincially legislated body having exclusive jurisdiction to adjudicate all issues related to most worker injuries.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Updates Policy on Canadians Employed in Legal Marijuana Industry

By Bryan Fitzpatrick
Until recently there was considerable uncertainty in Canada when it came to how U.S. Customs and Border Protection would treat Canadians who were soon to be lawfully employed in the marijuana industry.

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Should I Draft A Letter of Wishes To My Estate Trustee?

By Vanessa DeDominicis
When a Trust is established, through a Will or otherwise, it is usually recommended for the Will maker or Settlor to provide the trustees of the Trust with a Letter of Wishes.

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The Importance of Spelling Out What Is or Isn’t in a Contract

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Personal Injury
One of the most frequent mistakes people make in entering contracts is in making incorrect assumptions about what is or is not included in a contract.

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Enforcing a Settlement Agreement: Naming the Right Parties

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Litigation
As discussed in a previous article, settlement agreements are effectively contracts which can be enforced through legal action and replace whatever legal, contractual or equitable rights were involved in the fight that preceded settlement.

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Separation for ‘Empty Nesters’

By Taryn Moore
Categories: Blog, Family Law
Couples often experience significant change when their kids move out, and they retire or head towards retirement.

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New Property Transfer Tax Form

By Zach Pashley
Categories: Blog, Tax
On September 17, 2018, a new version of the property transfer tax return came into effect.

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Contractual Terms by Convention: When Parties Fail to Explicitly Set Contractual Terms

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Litigation
One of the frequent issues encountered in contractual litigation is parties failing to negotiate and set to writing the contractual obligations that exist between them.

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How Are Wills Located?

By Vanessa DeDominicis
When a loved one passes away, how do you know if they had a Will?

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