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7 August 2013

The Arbitration option in matrimonial cases: Timely access to justice

THE ARBITRATION OPTION IN MATRIMONIAL CASES: TIMELY ACCESS TO JUSTICE This week, one of the family lawyers in our office was inquiring about the availability of judges at the New Westminster registry of the BC Supreme Court. He needed a one day hearing on a family law matter and he was advised that for the…

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25 July 2013

Court underscores need for full disclosure in family proceedings

COURT UNDERSCORES NEED FOR FULL DISCLOSURE IN FAMILY PROCEEDINGS The new Family Law Act has, at its core, the promotion of dispute resolution through means other than the court. One of the foundational needs in resolution of family conflicts is full disclosure of a party’s finances. A recent BC Supreme Court decision gives us some…

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31 May 2013

Celso Boscariol presiding at CETA Conference on June 7, 2013 in Vancouver.

The conference will take place at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia on Friday June 7, 2013 11:30 – 2PM. Our keynote speaker will be Hon. Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade. Other speakers of note include His Excellency Gian Lorenzo Cornado, Italian Ambassador to Canada and Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice-President of the Business Council of…

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29 April 2013

Fighting Words: Hurtful Communication Between Co-Parents

April 3, 2012 – Family Law Blog posted by Megan McWhirter Many parents have described to me how their ex-spouse is the inferior parent; he or she doesn’t buy organic, eats dinner in front of the television, watches two and a half men and doesn’t make the child floss before bed.  At this point, there may…

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26 April 2013

BC Family Law Has Changed

 On March 18, 2013, BC’s family law is changing. If you are not married but have been living with your partner for more than two years, or you are not married but you and your partner have a child, these changes could affect you. Our capable Family Law Group, headed by Craig Neville, is…

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11 April 2013

Ineffective powers of attorney can impact real estate transactions

Real Estate practitioners on both the transaction side and the litigation side should take note of the recent decision in Malek v. Tanbakookar, 2012 BCSC 1742 (CanLII) where Mr. Justice Armstrong decided a summary trial application in favour of a defendant purchaser represented by Jeremy West of Watson Goepel LLP. In brief, the plaintiffs and…

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