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NEWS +
ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lisa Mackie presents at PAMA Seminar

On Thursday, August 17, Lisa Mackie, Partner and leader of our Strata Property Practice, is presenting to the Professional Association of Managing Agents (PAMA). This... read more

Karen R. Zimmer published in Claims Canada Magazine

Karen R. Zimmer, Partner, was recently published in Claims Canada Magazine for her article on what an insured needs to know when defending a defamation... read more

Eileen Vanderburgh is successful counsel in Court of Appeal’s recent decision

Eileen Vanderburgh, a Partner in our Wills, Estates + Trusts practice group, was recently successful counsel for the appellant in the Court of Appeal’s decision... read more

Aubrie Girou is successful co-counsel in recent case

Aubrie Girou, an Associate in our Wills, Estates + Trusts Practice, was successful co-counsel for the Plaintiff in the precedent-setting case before Madam Justice Griffin,... read more

Darryl G. Pankratz speaks at the 10th Annual McGill Aviation Conference

On June 22, 2017, Darryl G. Pankratz presented at the 10th Annual McGill Conference on International Aviation Liability + Insurance. Specifically, Darryl spoke on the liability... read more

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EVENTS +
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

18th Annual Canadian Insurance Claims Managers Association Charity Golf Tournament

The British Columbia chapter of the Canadian Insurance Claims Managers Association (CICMA) held its 18th annual golf tournament at the Northview Golf & Country Club... read more

2017 Endeavour Award recipient, Rory McFadden

Join us in congratulating our 2017 Endeavour Award recipient, Rory McFadden. Rory’s willingness to help out whenever and wherever and always with a smile on... read more

Congratulations to our 2017 BC Soccer scholarship recipients

These two young athletes are our 2017 BC Soccer scholarship recipients. They have been recognized for their community involvement, strong academic performance and valuable contributions... read more

2017 Endeavour Award recipient, Jillian Waddell

Join us in congratulating our 2017 Endeavour Award recipient, Jillian Waddell. Jillian embodies all the characteristics of a great employee. Every single day she shows... read more

Alexander Holburn accepts award from the Canadian Bar Association

On behalf of the firm, Bruno De Vita, Managing Partner, proudly accepted an award from The Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia Branch, for our outstanding... read more

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BLOG
POSTS

The interplay between BC’s statutory tort of privacy and the tort of defamation

Defamation law and breach of privacy law are separate and distinct, but the two torts are occasionally brought before the courts in the same matter.... read more

BC Court of Appeal finds failure to properly apply the presumption of resulting trust by lower court

The BC Court of Appeal decision in Winstanley v. Winstanley, 2017 BCCA 265, was released July 17, 2017. In finding the trial judge had failed... read more

Paying the piper: Five steps to collecting outstanding strata fees

The Strata Property Act places many obligations on strata corporations. In order for a strata corporation to meet its financial obligations, strata lot owners are... read more

He was “Just There”: Predatory marriage declared void in BC due to incapacity

The decision in the precedent-setting case of Devore-Thompson v. Poulain, 2017 BCSC 1289, was released July 24, 2017. It marks the first reported case in... read more

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