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31 March 2022

What are your rights when you slip and fall on an icy sidewalk? Are individual homeowners liable for icy sidewalk accidents in front of their houses?

By Ryan Chew

Anyone who has lived through a winter in British Columbia (even relatively mild Vancouver) has encountered an icy sidewalk that was not cleared properly or at all. According to statistics from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (, falls on ice are the most common cause of sport and winter injury hospitalizations in Canada, with…

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22 March 2022

Celso Boscariol, Q.C. Co-hosted a Webinar on Doing Business in Canada under CETA

By Celso Boscariol, Q.C. and Watson Goepel LLP

Celso Boscariol, Q.C., President of the EU Chamber of Commerce in Canada, and Partner at Watson Goepel LLP, delivered a webinar presentation on Thursday, March 17, 2022. The webinar was a joint effort between the EU Chamber of Commerce in Canada West, INOVA, Watson Goepel LLP and the Portuguese Steelwork and Construction Association. Celso discussed…

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15 March 2022

Manual to British Columbia Civil Litigation is Now Available

By Yianni Pappas-Acreman and Watson Goepel LLP

We are delighted to share that Yianni Pappas-Acreman is a contributing author for a recent publication Manual to British Columbia Civil Litigation, published by Canadian Legal Information Institute. Along with many contributors, Yianni has volunteered his time to share his expertise with the public, providing in-depth information and commentary about civil procedures in British Columbia.…

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17 February 2022

Important Components of Estate Planning

By Joe Fingerote

You have probably heard the phrase, “With a will, there’s a way…” As estate planners, we take that quite literally! Good planning now can help reduce probate fees, taxes and unintended anguish for your beneficiaries, friends and loved ones, after you are gone. In previous weeks we talked about two of the fundamental elements for…

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24 January 2022

Estate Planning Essentials

By Joe Fingerote

Let’s face it, making an estate plan is probably not the activity on the top of your to-do list. Most Canadians do not have a valid will. However, having an estate plan is one of the most important things you can do for the people you care about. If you are new to the concept…

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