Advancing your knowledge through continuous learning.

As part of our commitment to providing value-added services for our clients, Alexander Holburn has developed its FOCUS education program. FOCUS is devoted to providing educational content that is important to you. We understand how difficult it is to stay abreast of an ever-changing legal landscape. Therefore, our FOCUS in-house educational sessions and webinars are centred on the topics and issues you tackle day-to-day. These sessions are offered as lunch n’ learns and webinars for your convenience. Our seminars are led by our lawyers as well as by industry experts who are able to speak to topics that affect you and your business. If you are unable to attend one of our sessions, our FOCUS content can be easily accessed at a later date. If there is a topic you’d like us to explore, please email us at We value your input on new program ideas and would like to hear from you.

Please refer to this page to register for upcoming presentations and to watch past sessions. If you’d like to receive alerts on upcoming presentations, please register here.

Upcoming Seminars

WorkSafe obligations and compliance

Topics to be covered will include:

  • Mandatory WorkSafe registration and independent contractors
  • Review of employer and worker safety obligations
  • Report of Injury and Inspection Reports
  • Bullying and harassment and discriminatory action complaints


September 27, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


October 3, 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Year-end roundup

This seminar will cover the top Labour and Employment cases of the year.


November 15, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


November 15, 2017
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Past Seminars

WorkSafeBC’s new approach to accident investigations and enforcement

Join Michael Watt, leader of our Labour + Employment Practice, and Mario Montagliani from Shaw Sabey & Associates Ltd. in a webinar presentation on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Their presentation will take you through what to expect from WorkSafeBC’s new approach to accident investigations and enforcement from legal and insurance perspectives.

  • New dual investigations model – What to expect
  • Expanded stop work order authority – When will this be used?
  • Employer incident investigations (preliminary and full investigation; increased role of joint committee)
  • Penalties / corporate liability – Who has liability and for how much?
  • D&O Liability insurance – Why do you need it and how can it protect you?
  • Investigative costs coverage
  • Fines and penalties – How does the policy handle this coverage?
  • Bill C-45 carve out coverage – Why is it important?
  • Exclusions that could impact coverage



June 7, 2017

Webinar Recording

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Duty to accommodate in the workplace – recent cases regarding accommodating disabilities in the workplace

Topics to be covered will include:

  • Extent of required accommodation – changes to duties, hours or days of work
  • Medical marijuana, leave of absence and GRTW
  • Preparing to defend possible human rights complaints


May 17, 2017

How to prepare your company for the current M&A and capital markets

Join Stewart Muglich and Paul Langley, from Capital West Partners, as they walk you through the legal and financial ins and outs of preparing your company for maximum returns.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • How to find investors
  • Assessing your capital requirements
  • Preparing your business for sale
  • Steps for a successful transaction


May 10, 2017