I Object! Reasons why television portrayals of legal practice are just outright silly

Some of my favorite shows are Boston Legal, Suits, and the Good Wife. Sure, they’re entertaining, but do they even come close to representing the realities of the legal profession? “Order in the Courtroom!” In almost every television courtroom scene, there are dramatic outbursts or laughter that prompts the judge to strike his gavel and […]

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The Business Party: What a Host Needs to Know

It’s just about summer time and as we near the patio season and summer parties, there are plenty of things to consider as a host. If you are a business, corporation, non-profit and charitable organization and are hosting a summer party, for your employees, clients and/or volunteers, there are unfortunately, potential liability issues which could […]

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Don’t Settle For Less

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A majority of cases settle before they go to trial, but it’s important not to settle for less than what you deserve. That’s where a qualified personal injury lawyer comes in. An experienced lawyer can quantify your claim so that your settlement reflects the best settlement achievable based on the circumstances of your case. Before […]

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ICBC Cyber Investigations & What You Need to Know

Most recently, on February 11, 2016, ICBC posted an article called “ICBC’s Hall of Shame: Cyber Fraud Files of 2015” which outlines those fraudsters discovered as a result of ICBC’s digital investigations. The article discloses a woman who claimed she was too injured to work yet participated in roller derby, a man who made a […]

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The Drunk Passenger

So a drunk passenger interferes with your driving by grabbing the steering wheel and crashing the vehicle. Not only do his actions severely injure you, but in fact, he dies in the collision. This is precisely what happened in the Felix case recently decided by the BC Court of Appeal. What legal remedy if any, […]

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Beware to Victims of Hit and Run

Beware if you’ve been injured in a “hit & run” or any accident where the at-fault vehicle or driver’s identity is unknown. It’s important, of course, that you report the incident immediately to the police and ICBC. Although you have a right to pursue a claim for your injuries and any other damages, a word […]

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Tourists Beware

British Columbia is world-renowned for its breathtaking beauty, attracting countless tourists every year arriving with their cars, trucks, caravans, campers, motor homes, RVs, and motorcycles. And, every year, a percentage of these tourists end up learning about BC’s traffic laws the hard way. If you are coming to BC, keep the following in mind: Speed […]

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ICBC Claims

Drivers in British Columbia are well-aware of the fact they live in a province where ICBC holds a monopoly over automotive insurance. What may not be so apparent however, is what that can mean in a motor vehicle injury claim. If someone is injured in a car accident and found not to be at fault, […]

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Electoral Reform

Liberal Party of Canada leader Justin Trudeau

Liberal Party of Canada leader Justin Trudeau recently made a platform speech outlining his 32-point democratic reform plan. If headlines are any indication, the point that most impressed itself upon the media and political pundits alike is the intention to get rid of the “first-past-the-post” electoral system. What exactly is first-past-the-post and why would someone […]

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Justice and the Jury

A civil trial is generally heard by a judge alone. Nevertheless, in most types of actions, a party has the right to trial by judge and jury and may call for a jury trial by serving a jury notice. By statute, there are actions that may not be tried by a jury. In BC, jury […]

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