Publications

Avoiding and Managing Privacy Breaches in Remote Working Environments

By: Julie Facchin 

COVID-19 has caused a fundamental shift in the way many of us work. Instead of being...

How To Estate Plan the Family Cottage

By: Tim H.R. Brown

When dealing with estate planning, many families spend a lot of time dealing with emotional...

Commercial Rent Relief is Here . . . For Those That Qualify

By: C. Nicole Mangan

The framework of a commercial rent relief program for small businesses has now been announced....

Weathering the COVID-19 Storm: Resources for BC Businesses

By: David W. Harvey

Few businesses have been unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For some, the impact will be...

Waivers and “Own Negligence” Clauses – Court of Appeal Clarifies Legal Test

By: Ryan A. Shaw

Most, if not all, businesses which offer risky recreational activities to customers utilize some form...

The Disruptive Impact of COVID-19 on Businesses and Performance of Contractual Obligations

By: Su Ji Yim

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a pandemic. On March...

COVID-19: Five Issues for Commercial Landlords and Tenants to Consider

By: C. Nicole Mangan

A state of emergency has now been declared by the Province of British Columbia and the...

Covenants to Insure: A Beneficiary’s Fireproof Protection from Liability

By: Ola N. Stoklosa

In the early hours of February 13, 2008, a Vancouver restaurant exploded causing damage through...

Dividend Planning by December 31, 2019

By: Tim Brown, Rose Shawlee and Christine D. Lowe

Background 

As you by now are no doubt aware,...

“Duty Of Good Faith”: What Is Its Scope?

By: Aneka Jiwaji 

“Duty of good faith” is a term heard often in the insurance Industry, but the broad...

New “Transparency Register” That Your BC Private Company Must Prepare by October 1, 2020

By: Douglas G. Cottier

This article was updated on April 16, 2020, to reflect the new deadline for the...

BC Privacy Law Prohibits Social Media Searches During Hiring

By: Julie Facchin

As an employer, have you reviewed a candidate’s social media profile? If so, you could be in...