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

Discharging a Builders’ Lien on Posting of Security: What is Sufficient Proof?

By Jeremy Burgess
In my previous article, Discharging a Builders’ Lien on Posting of Security: How Much is Enough?, I discussed the two pronged approach by the courts when considering what is sufficient security to be posted in order for a party to be able to discharge a builders’ lien.

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White-out Of Beneficiary’s Name – An Effective Disinheritance?

By Angela Price-Stephens
In the recent case of Levesque Estate (Re), 2019 BCSC 927 Justice Gomery considered whether the beneficiary, whose name was obscured by white-out, was effectively disinherited.

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Commercial Tenancies: Removing an Overholding Tenant

By Jeremy Burgess
The rights and remedies that attach to commercial tenancies are generally prescribed by the lease agreement giving rise to the tenancy.

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WorkSafe BC and Young Workers

By Alfred Kempf
Categories: Blog, Employment Law
In my practice I frequently receive inquiries from workers in their forties to sixties who are seeking assistance with old injuries.

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Joint Tenants vs. Tenants in Common. What is the Impact on Your Estate Plan?

By Vanessa DeDominicis
In my initial estate planning meeting with clients, one very important question that I ask is “Do you hold your real estate as joint tenants or tenants in common?”

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Income Tax: Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

By Thomas Fellhauer
Categories: Blog, Tax
We all know that we have to pay taxes.  Taxes are important and provide the funds for many of our social programs that we hold dearly.  But what if you get on the wrong side of the Canada Revenue Agency.  Will you be treated fairly?

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How Can We Help Franchisees?

By Andrew Brunton
Categories: Blog, Franchising
Our prior articles regarding franchises have focused mainly on franchisors. However, we often advise potential franchisees.

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Do You Have a Company Incorporated Under the Canada Business Corporations Act? If so, You Have New Disclosure Requirements

By Paul Tonita
Categories: Blog, Business Law
As you may be aware, as part of a multinational initiative to combat money laundering and tax evasion, there are new requirements under the Canada Business Corporations Act regarding beneficial ownership of federal corporations.

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Ten Common Builders Lien Act Misconceptions

By Mark Danielson
Categories: Blog, Construction
An important object of the Builders Lien Act is to assist those who contribute their work and materials to a construction project in being paid.

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Estate Planning for Blended Families

By Theresa Arsenault, Q.C.
There are a whole new set of challenges when making an estate plan for a blended family.

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