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

Fiduciary Duties of a Power of Attorney

By Angela Price-Stephens
The BC Court of Appeal case of Meng Estate v Liem 2019 BCCA 127 confirmed that a person acting under a power of attorney owes a fiduciary duty to the donor.

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What is the Probate Notice Period… AND Who is Entitled to Notice that Probate is Being Applied For?

By Vanessa DeDominicis
Rule 25-2 of the Supreme Court Civil Rules requires Notice to be sent to beneficiaries, next of kin, and sometimes others, “at least 21 days” before the Executor files the Probate application materials with the Court.

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Employment Law/Restrictive Covenants

By Alfred Kempf
Categories: Blog, Employment Law
A recent case in BC illustrates the danger of employers using restrictive covenants that are too broad.

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Types of Mediation and the Style of the Mediator

By Angela Price-Stephens
Categories: Blog, Mediation
The style of mediation adopted by the mediator is likely to be a reflection of several factors.

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When A Debtor Puts Assets Out of Reach: Use of Fraudulent Conveyance Proceedings to Recover Debts

By Jeremy Burgess
Getting a judgment isn’t the only challenging aspect of a legal dispute; collecting on a judgment can present a whole new set of challenges.

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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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