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Eileen Vanderburgh Appointed Chair of the Law Foundation of British Columbia

We are pleased to announce that Eileen Vanderburgh has been elected as Chair of the Law Foundation for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2017. Eileen succeeds... read more

Are you Prepared for the New Societies Act of British Columbia?

As of November 28, 2016, the existing Society Act of BC has been repealed and replaced by the new Societies Act of BC. Over 25,000... read more

Lisa Mackie to present at the PAMA luncheon seminar

On Wednesday, January 18, Lisa Mackie, leader of our Strata Property Practice, is presenting to the Professional Association of Managing Agents (PAMA). This seminar, “Where there’s... read more

Catherine Woods, QC, named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America

Catherine Woods, QC, has been invited by the advisory board of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) to become a Fellow in the Trial Lawyer... read more

Dianna Hwang and Michael Nadeau join the partnership

Congratulations to Dianna Hwang and Michael Nadeau on their promotion to partners, which came into effect January 1, 2017. Dianna is a member of the firm’s... read more

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Congratulations to the 2016 recipient of the Ernie Alexander Memorial Scholarship

We are proud to announce that Jonathan Bloomquist is our 2016 Ernie Alexander Memorial Scholarship recipient. Jonathan is a member of the BCIT Airline and... read more

We were moved at InspireHealth’s “A Night to Inspire”

InspireHealth’s inaugural gala “A Night to Inspire” was held last Thursday, December 8, 2016. “Inspired Cooking” InspireHealth’s first cookbook featuring 21 of Canada’s finest chefs... read more

9th Annual Kenneth H. Crook A&W Breakfast

On Friday, December 2, Alexander Holburn lawyers, staff and alumni celebrated our 9th Annual Kenneth H. Crook A&W Breakfast. As a long standing tradition, this... read more

Supporting BC Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees 2016

For 28 years, Alexander Holburn has been participating in the BC Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees. Our ‘teddy bear tea party’ themed tree is proudly... read more

Take Our Kids to Work Day!

On Wednesday, November 2, we welcomed 11 incredibly impressive grade 9 students to our office for “Take Our Kids to Work Day“. They had a busy... read more

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A Tale of Two Wills: When and Why Dual Wills are an Effective Estate Planning Tool

Dual wills[i] are an estate planning tool that has gained popularity in British Columbia since 2014, when the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (“WESA”) came... read more

Unbuckling the law of contributory negligence

In Wormald v. Chiarot, 2016 BCCA 415, the British Columbia Court of Appeal reviewed the law of contributory negligence and, in particular, the significance of... read more

Flight Deck Security

On March 24, 2015, a Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 souls on board. Following this tragedy, the French accident... read more

The Default Position: What Happens to the Administration of Your Estate if Your Executor Dies?

In a Will, the executor appointment is one of the most carefully-considered decisions of the will-maker. It is a position of significant trust and responsibility.... read more

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