Publications

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...

Include Mandatory Policy Language or Face Severe Consequences

By: Julie Facchin

The British Columbia Supreme Court in PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. v. Royal & Sun Alliance...

Joint Assets as a Planning Device – Tool or Trap?

Co-authored by Rose Shawlee and Arielle Lavender 

Joint assets are a topic shrouded in misinformation. It has been...

Employer Health Tax 101

In Elisabeth A. Sadowski’s latest blog post found on our BC Workplace Blog, she assesses the Employer...

Amendments to the Employment Standards Act Worth Knowing

In Elisabeth A. Sadowski’s latest blog post, found on our BC Workplace Blog, she provides an overview...

I Thought You Were Pushing Me Out – BC Court Finds Employee’s Erroneous Beliefs Not Constructive Dismissal

In Michelle Quinn’s latest blog post found on our BC Workplace Blog, she reviews the recent BC...

Significant Changes to the Trademarks Act of Canada

Bill C-31 received Royal Assent in June, 2014 and will finally come into force June 17, 2019 which will result...

Insurance Policies Aren’t Special! Costs and the Duty to Defend In BC

By: C. Nicole Mangan

In a recent British Columbia Court of Appeal decision, West Van Holdings Ltd. v. Economical...