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Richmond is one of Canada’s most diverse cities, and one of the reasons we choose to practice law here and raise our families here. It’s also the place where we enjoy engaging with the community.

On this page, we’ll update you on important legal updates with bulletins, presentations and articles by our lawyers. We also invite you to connect with us via LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter where we can learn about your news and updates.

 

October 10th, 2017

Following a recent amendment to BC’s Strata Property Act, condo owners can now effect the sale of their entire strata building with an 80% vote, as opposed to a unanimous vote as required under the previous law. This change, along with the ever-rising BC real estate market, has prompted a surge of…

October 5th, 2017

On September 27, 2017, FACL BC (Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers), together with SABA BC (South Asian Bar Association of BC) hosted a Family Feast panel and networking event at Sitar Restaurant in Gastown. This year’s panel was moderated by Karla Mukai (FACL BC Board member) and featured panelists Jasmin…

September 29th, 2017

A recent successful CFMR Court of Appeal Decision has generated much interest in the legal community.  The case, in which the court dismissed the claims of adult children who said they deserved a larger inheritance for performing childhood chores after the renowned historic family farm was given to their brother,…

July 13th, 2017

During their childhood and teen years, the plaintiffs performed unpaid work on their parents’ dairy farm. They continued to work on the farm at various times during their early adulthood. Originally the farm assets were owned by their parents but the assets were later transferred into a corporation. Several years…

July 6th, 2017

In Saadati v. Moorheard, 2017 SCC 28 the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decided that proof by an expert of a recognized psychiatric illness is not a precondition to recovery for psychological injuries. The plaintiff need only show serious and prolonged disturbance that is more than ordinary emotional upset or…

June 2nd, 2017

This week, the Supreme Court of Canada is hosting the 2017 Asia Pacific Judicial Colloquium in Vancouver from May 31 to June 3, 2017.  On May 31st, local lawyers had an opportunity to meet members of the Supreme Court of Canada (Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, Hon. Andromache Karakatsanis and Hon….

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