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6 June 2018

Craig Neville, Panelist at the ADRBC Symposium

Craig Neville

Family Law lawyer Craig Neville will join a panel of respected family mediation practitioner at the 2018 ADRBC Symposium on June 11th and 12th to discuss current developments in the area of family mediation. This symposium brings together a diverse group of professionals including arbitrators, mediators, lawyers, HR professionals and others who are interested in alternative…

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1 June 2018

Onus on Railway to Ensure Safe Crossing

Ryan R. Lee

Chand v. Southern Railway of British Columbia Limited, 2018 BCCA 41 Southern Railway of British Columbia (“SRY”) is a short-line freight railway based in New Westminster that owns over 125 miles of track and operates a rail line through the Fraser Valley to Chilliwack. In this appeal SRY challenged the finding that the plaintiff was…

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22 February 2017

Congratulations Celso Boscariol: Queen’s Counsel Induction

Of the honorary title of Queen’s counsel, Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton has said, “The recipients of the honour of the QC designation have enriched the justice system with their contributions to the practice of law. They have demonstrated professional integrity and dedication to their profession and have made valuable contributions as…

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15 February 2017

European Parliament approves CETA

The European Parliament vote today in favour of CETA sends a strong signal to business communities in Canada and EU Member States that final ratification of this innovative and progressive trade agreement will occur in the coming months. This is especially important in Canada as the United States under President Trump has indicated that it…

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14 February 2017

Why Canada Revenue Agency cares about your relationship status?

Your relationship status is important to Canada Revenue Agency for a number of reasons including your eligibility for tax benefits and credits. Collaborative family law lawyer and mediator, Karen Redmond covers the topic in her guest post  “Why CRA needs to know your ‘relationship status’,” recently published on JP Boyd BC Family Law Resource blog.…

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7 February 2017

Introducing Watson Goepel LLP’s New Surrey Satellite Office

Watson Goepel LLP is happy to announce the opening of our new Surrey satellite office starting January 2017 to better serve our growing number of clients located in Surrey, Langley, the Fraser Valley and surrounding areas. Located in South Surrey, at 15300 Croydon Drive, Suite #300, we are now open for consultations and meetings by…

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19 December 2016

Celso Boscariol appointed Queen’s counsel

Congratulations to corporate commercial law partner Celso A. A. Boscariol on his appointment to Queen’s counsel in recognition of his many and varied contributions to the practice of law in British Columbia. From mentoring young lawyers to supporting community sports, educational and health care organizations and participation in government relations, all in addition to a…

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2 December 2016

Watson Goepel LLP Associate Fiona Beveridge Appointed to BC Hear the Child Society Roster

We’re proud to announce Watson Goepel LLP’s Associate Fiona Beveridge’s appointment into BC’s Hear the Child Society roster. Fiona’s new appointment signifies the ongoing work to help make divorce, separation and formal legal proceedings easier for families. Established in late 2009, The Society, is a non-profit organization that provides support opportunities for children who wish to share…

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27 June 2016

Motor Vehicle Accidents and Temporary Wage Loss Benefits

Britni Troy

In the recent case: Symons v. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, 2016 BCCA 207 the BC Court of Appeal has considered the issue of when TTD (total temporary disability) benefits may be reinstated after an unsuccessful attempt to return to work. In this case the Plaintiff was injured in a 2008 motor vehicle accident. Initially…

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