Publications

Make a Will Week – Not Just a Reason to Pay Legal Fees

By: Rose Shawlee and Angela Spanjers

The Will is the bedrock of most estate planning, yet most of us don't...

Workplace Bullying and Harassment: FAQs for Small Business Employers

By: Georg Reuter 

Q:        Do I need a Bullying and Harassment Policy?

A:        Yes.  WorkSafeBC requires all BC employers to...

Statutory Environmental Liability and the CGL Pollution Exclusion

By: Ryan Shaw 

A recent decision from the BC Supreme Court concerning the applicability of CGL pollution exclusions in...

Dividend Planning by December 31, 2017. The Last Hurrah for Income Splitting.

By Tim Brown, Rose Shawlee and Christine Lowe 

Background 

As you are no doubt aware, announcements...

Don’t You Want Me? B.C. Supreme Court Awards Severance To An Employee After Employer Retracts Offer Of Employment

By: Michelle Quinn 

In the recent decision of Buchanan v. Introjunction Ltd., 2017 BCSC 1002, the B.C. Supreme Court...

Nicole Mangan published in The Lawyer’s Daily

Is the evolution of automobiles worth the insurance risk? Driverless vehicles are now changing the...

Have “Maternity Leave” Benefits Changed in BC from 12 to 18 Months?

By: Nicole Mangan 

Expanded parental leave was announced as part of the 2017-2018 federal budget and news agencies are...

Nicole Mangan’s article “Workplace discrimination and its cost” published in Insurance People

Nicole Mangan, Partner and a member of the Insurance and Employment and Human Rights Practice Groups, recently had an article...

The Importance of Providing Proper Notice

By: Ryan A. Shaw

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of British Columbia serves as a reminder to...

Preventative Trademark Medicine in 2018 for Changes to the Canadian Trademarks Act

By: Trisha A. Doré

Bill C-31 received Royal Assent in 2014 and is expected to come into force sometime...

Supreme Court of Canada Considers Jurisdictional Issues and the Internet in Cases Involving Facebook and Google

By: Jonathan M.S. Woolley

The Supreme Court of Canada recently issued judgments in two cases originating from British Columbia, involving...

Creating a Mighty Brand Name

By: Melissa L. Heywood

Creating a brand name for your business that not only appeals to you but also...