As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve in our communities, our country, and the world at large, we wish to assure you that Watson Goepel has taken a pro-active approach to ensure business continuity for our valued clients. Our priority is the health and well being of our clients, professionals, and communities, and therefore, we have enabled the majority of our team to work remotely, supported around the clock by our capable IT team.

We have enacted measures to ensure continuity of service for the duration of this pandemic, and want to reassure our clients that our strict attention to confidentiality will not be compromised and that you will continue to have access to your lawyer and matter-related information as usual. We are closely monitoring the situation and will continue to adapt as needed.

We have created a dedicated COVID-19 email contact, so we can respond more quickly to your related questions. Please do not hesitate to reach out. Our team of dedicated professionals are working tirelessly to remain apprised of all regulatory changes as they develop, and are ready to answer your pressing questions and provide the guidance you need to move forward with confidence.

Firm News

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As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we will provide regular firm updates.

 

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Employment Law

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Among the many issues created by this public health emergency are the significant workplace disruptions that British Columbia employees and employers are now required to navigate. While these frustrations will be temporary, workers and employers have important roles to play in maximizing public health and protecting business throughout this crisis.

 

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Wills, Trusts, and Estates

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Given the current climate of uncertainty, with many of us concerned with the health and well-being of our loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic, thoughts naturally go to what we can be doing to make sure our affairs are in order and that those we care about are protected.

 

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Business Law

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Both the federal and provincial governments have introduced various new measures to provide economic relief to Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

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While all levels of court in British Columbia have suspended their regular operations, our litigation team continues to provide strategic advice and timely responses. We ensure that our quality of representation remains excellent throughout the pandemic.  Certain matters may be urgent, in which case the court may allow a hearing to proceed by telephone. In other matters, we remain able to advance litigation and dispute resolution interests through a wide variety of means, including electronic document filing and other remote working solutions.

 

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Family Law

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Negotiating family law matters can be particularly challenging during a pandemic. Our Family Law Group understands that this is a heightened time, and is able to quickly provide guidance and support for all your family law needs. Consultations can be conducted, while respecting social distancing guidelines, through the use of technology including telephone, video-conferencing, electronic document filing, and e-signatures.

 

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Real Estate

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The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the Canadian way of life in ways that our citizens and residents have not experienced since World War II. Mobility has been restricted to unprecedented levels, but commerce, including real estate transactions, continue, albeit conservatively.

 

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