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5 October 2022

What obligations do Canadian employers have to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace?

By Lawyers Associated Worldwide

The COVID-19 pandemic presented many challenges for Canadians. Employers and employees have had to adapt to changing public health measures throughout the past few years. Provincial governments lifted most, if not all of their public health mandates in early 2022. Although public health mandates are no longer in effect for most Canadians, employers still have…

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9 September 2022

The Honourable Richard B.T. Goepel, K.C. Joins Watson Goepel

By Watson Goepel LLP

September 9, 2022 – Watson Goepel LLP (“Watson Goepel” or the “Firm”), is pleased to announce that the Hon. Richard B.T. Goepel, K.C. has joined the Firm as Senior Counsel effective September 7, 2022. Mr. Goepel returns to Watson Goepel following his retirement from the BC Court of Appeal. He brings a wealth of experience…

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25 August 2022

Three Watson Goepel Lawyers Recognized in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada

By Anastase E. Maragos, Jeffrey Read, Craig Neville, K.C. and Watson Goepel LLP

Embargoed until August 25, 2022 – We are pleased to announce that three of our lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada® Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honour which is determined by votes received amongst their local legal peers…

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27 July 2022

New Homebuyer Protection: 3-day Right of Rescission

By Anand Athiviraham

On July 21, 2022, the Government of British Columbia announced the creation of regulations that will enable a mandatory three-day Homebuyer Protection Period (“HPP”), also known as a “cooling off period” or “right of rescission” starting on January 1, 2023. The new regulations can be implemented directly by the government due to previously passed amendments…

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21 July 2022

Erika Hertz and Zachary Tng join Watson Goepel

By Watson Goepel LLP

We are pleased to welcome Erika Hertz and Zachary Tng to Watson Goepel as our 2022-2023 Articling Students. Erika and Zachary graduated from law school in 2022. During law school, they consolidated their legal experience through Pro Bono work. Read more about Erika Hertz and Zachary Tng.

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19 July 2022

PBLI Family Law 2022 Program is Now Available for Rebroadcast

By Watson Goepel LLP

On June 14, 2022, our Partner and leader of our Family Law Group, Laurence Klass, chaired the Family Law 2022 Program hosted by Pacific Business & Law Institute (PBLI). Laurence led the Watson Goepel team, as well as industry experts from Schuman Basran Robin & Bell and North Shore Law, to discuss family matters that…

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22 June 2022

Celebration of Life Tribute – Robert “Bob” Watson

By Celso A. A. Boscariol, QC on behalf of Watson Goepel LLP

Hollyburn Club, West Vancouver June 22nd, 2022 Let me begin by expressing heartfelt condolences to Karen and Bob’s family from the Watson Goepel Family, our partners, associates, students and staff, many of whom are here today. Bob meant a lot to us at Watson Goepel and will be greatly missed by us all. I am…

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15 June 2022

Tamara Dirks elected as a Director of BC Paralegal Association

By Watson Goepel LLP

Congratulations to our Corporate Services Supervisor Tamara Dirks for being elected as a Director of BC Paralegal Association on June 14, 2022. Tamara will join the rest of the Board as a governing body to drive the Association forward, providing high-quality professional development, continuing education and networking opportunities to the BCPA Registered Paralegals in British Columbia. The…

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