News | Watson Goepel LLP

27 August 2021

By Anita Boscariol

We are pleased to share that, on top of her Immigration and Indigenous law practices, Anita Boscariol will be starting as an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University this fall. She will be teaching students in the Immigration and Citizenship Law Graduate Diploma program. Anita also teaches courses on Immigration Law…

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16 August 2021

Landowners take note: 3 month deadline to file landowner transparency report (LOTR) and avoid penalty

By Arthur Cullinan

Relevant corporations, trustees of relevant trusts, and partners of relevant partnerships which have an interest in land are required to file a transparency report under the Land Owner Transparency Act (“LOTA”) by November 30, 2021. Failure to do so could result in significant fines being levied against the corporation or other entity.  The following summarizes…

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24 June 2021

Child Support: The Supreme Court of Canada’s guide to retroactive adjustments & the forgiveness of arrears

By Laurence S. Klass and Lindsay Morgan

In a recent decision, Colucci v Colucci, 2021 SCC 24 (“Colucci”), the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) clarified the appropriate framework for applications made under s. 17 of the federal Divorce Act. Under this section, parties can apply to the court for a retroactive adjustment to child support, or for the cancellation of unpaid child…

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15 June 2021

In Memoriam: Robert ‘Bob’ Watson

By Watson Goepel LLP

On Friday, June 4th, 2021 Bob Watson, one of Watson Goepel LLP’s founding partners, died after a courageous battle with cancer.

Bob was the firm’s first managing partner, a position he held until 2006. He was pivotal in the firm’s growth, building and maintaining a successful corporate commercial practice alongside the busy trial practices of his partners.

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3 May 2021

Announcing: Scarborough Herman Bluekens joins Watson Goepel LLP

By Watson Goepel LLP

We are pleased to announce that the law firm of Scarborough Herman Bluekens has joined the law firm of Watson Goepel LLP, effective May 03, 2021. This partnership brings together two well-established BC law firms to provide enhanced legal support to our valued clients. Established in 1984, Watson Goepel LLP is one of Vancouver’s foremost…

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