3 December 2019

Watson Goepel Down Under, with Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW)

Partner Celso Boscariol, Q.C. and lawyer Anita Boscariol spent time connecting with fellow Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW) member firms on a recent trip to Australia. This included a warm reception from Brian Kavela & Elizabeth Guerra-Stolfa of the firm Rigby Cook, in Melbourne. Anita had the wonderful opportunity to present to members of Australia’s Northern…

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15 November 2019

Till debt do us part: dividing liabilities

By Laurence S. Klass

When most people think of family law cases, their minds turn to the dilemma of fairly dividing the family assets (in other words, “matrimonial property”): the house, the car, the pensions, perhaps the heirloom grandfather clock in the dining room. The flip side of the coin, however, is frequently less straightforward. What is the best…

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22 October 2019

Partner Jeremy West case featured in Insolvency Insider

Partner and insolvency lawyer Jeremy West acted as counsel for the Petitioner in a recent case, featured in Insolvency Insider, that considered whether preferred shareholders were creditors of the debtor company as opposed to equity claimants for the purposes of the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act. The Court held that the claims of all of its…

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17 October 2019

The Power of Layperson Testimony in Personal Injury Law

By Janet De Vita

In personal injury cases, evidence is frequently given by witnesses who have first-hand knowledge of facts or circumstances related to the case that can help the court understand post-accident changes in a plaintiff’s life. This “lay evidence” provides a broader context for the court to properly assess the true extent of the plaintiff’s injuries. This…

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10 October 2019

The Brexit Effect: CETA and the WTO

By Celso Boscariol, Q.C.

Unless the latest deadline is another case of “The Boy Who Cried Brexit”, this Hallowe’en, October 31st, may be the day that the United Kingdom formally leaves the European Union. However, the UK Parliament’s European Union (Withdrawal) Act, which requires parliamentary approval of any withdrawal agreement negotiated between the UK and the European Union, and which will repeal the European Communities Act, may apply – thus postponing…

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7 October 2019

I’m A HIPpy Fundraiser Gala 2019

Lawyers Anastase Maragos and Janet De Vita were honored to support the 3rd annual I’m A HIPpy Fundraiser Gala held on October 5th at the Vancouver Convention Centre. I’m a HIPpy have raised an incredible $450K and counting to improve hip health & mobility for children worldwide with hip dysplasia. 

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