201703.22
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BC Provincial Court Changes

Starting June 1st, 2017 important changes are coming that British Columbians need to know if they intend to start an action in BC Provincial Court. First, if your claim is $5,000 or less, then in most cases you must proceed with your claim through the online Civil Resolution Tribunal. And second, the Provincial Court now…

201611.15
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Do you have an Accident Insurance Policy?

Many people who have an accident insurance policy probably don’t give much thought to it unless a claim needs to be made against it. The problem with many of these policies is that they are hard to understand and exclusions within the policy can effectively make the policy worthless. A family in North Vancouver discovered…

201608.16
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New Articled Student

We are pleased to welcome Daniel Hsu to our firm as an articled student. Daniel graduated from UBC Law, Allard Hall in 2015. While at UBC Daniel participated in the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program and we believe his experience there will be of value to our clients. Daniel has already completed the Professional Legal…

201603.29
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Travel Insurance – Read the Fine Print

Travel Insurance, as with all health insurance, has exclusion clauses. Before you buy, read the fine print; it could save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. A couple from Surrey, BC, recently learned this hard lesson when travelling to the US (http://ow.ly/103R0H). If you have a pre-existing medical condition your travel insurance provider may…

201512.24
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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Enjoy the holidays with your friends and family and stay safe.

201512.08
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Another reason to get title insurance

If BC courts follow the reasoning of an Ontario Appeal Court decision, title insurance could cover the costs of rectifying defects that are only discoverable with “off-title” searches. In the Ontario case of MacDonald v. Chicago Title Insurance Company of Canada, 2015 ONCA 842 (CanLII) a couple who bought their home discovered many years later that a bearing…

201512.01
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Congratulations Bal

Baljinder Bhangoo was sworn in and called to the British Columbia bar today. Congratulations and good luck in your future endeavors Bal.

201511.07
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Asset value limits increase for PWD

The BC Government announced that beginning December 1, 2015 persons with disabilities who are receiving income assistance will be able to hold more assets without losing their income assistance eligibility. Currently, a person with a disability who is receiving government assistance is allowed to have up to $5,000 in assets and couples $10,000 (a residence…

201510.29
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Treating Doctor’s Opinion – update

The great decision by the Ontario Appeal Court in Westerhof v. Gee Estate, 2015 ONCA 206 was appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) and a decision was rendered. In that Ontario Appeal Court decision, the Justices unanimously disagreed with the lower courts and determined that treatment providers actively involved in the care and treatment of…