Publications

Statutory Condition 1 – The Truth, the Half-Truth and the Outright Lie: Why questions insurers ask are as important as answers insureds provide

By: Jessie Skinnider

Pursuant to Statutory Condition 1, a misrepresentation made at the time of an application for insurance...

COVID-19 and Commercial Landlords: What Can You Tell Tenants?

By: Julie Facchin

COVID-19 has required all of us to navigate new situations, with little guidance from the past. One...

A How-To Guide for Restaurants and Small Businesses: How to Do Contact Tracing and Other COVID Precautions Without Breaching Privacy Laws

By: Julie Facchin

With the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants and other small businesses are facing a number of new requirements...

B.C. Court of Appeal Weighs in on Legal Representation in CRT Proceedings

By: C. Nicole Mangan

A recent Court of Appeal decision, The Owners, Strata Plan NW 2572 v. Booth,...

Canada’s COVID Alert App: What Businesses and Individuals Need to Know

By: Julie Facchin

On July 31, 2020, the federal government released the COVID Alert app. The COVID Alert app...

Essential Information Employers Need to Know About COVID-19 Temporary Layoffs and ESA Termination Pay

By: Georg Reuter

Many BC employers will have issued temporary layoffs to employees with the start of BC’s COVID-19...

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...