News | Watson Goepel LLP

2 December 2021

R. Craig Neville Appointed Queen’s Counsel

We are pleased to announce that Watson Goepel Family Law lawyer, R. Craig Neville, is a 2021 recipient of the honorary title of Queen’s Counsel (QC). This designation is given to a handful of lawyers each year for their contributions to B.C.’s provincial justice system through their work as a lawyer, their good character, professional integrity…

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4 November 2021

Land Owner Transparency Registry filing deadline extended

By Arthur Cullinan

The B.C. government has announced a one-year extension to the deadline for pre-existing owners to file with the Land Owner Transparency Registry (“LOTR”).  Reporting bodies with an interest in land will now have until November 30, 2022 to file a transparency report without incurring penalties.  The government has explained that the rationale behind this extension is…

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7 October 2021

Video: Legal tips for tech entrepreneurs at Vancouver Startup Week 2021

By Anand Athiviraham and Robert Galletti

Business and Securities lawyers, Anand Athiviraham and Robert Galletti presented at Vancouver Startup Week 2021 earlier this year. In their one-hour presentation, Anand and Rob discuss their top legal tips for entrepreneurs and explain the importance of setting the right tone from the ground up. Click to view the presentation and see further presentation details…

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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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