1 February 2024

New Intimate Images Protection Act Comes Into Effect in B.C.

By Watson Goepel LLP

In December 2023, the BC legislature enacted Bill 12-2023 Intimate Images Protection Act and the accompanying Intimate Images Protection Regulations. The purpose of the Act is to enable individuals whose private images, or likeness, have been shared, published, or made available, without their consent, regain control of the images and seek redress. The Act defines…

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1 February 2024

Make a Will and Secure Their Tomorrow, Today

By Watson Goepel LLP

This February, the best gift you can give to those you love is certainty and protection for their future. Life is filled with unpredictable events, and while we live life in the present, it is best to prepare for the unexpected. Why should you create or update your will? To ensure your wishes are honoured To…

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8 January 2024

Mortgages – The contractual right to indemnity vs. the “usual rule” clarified.

By Jeremy West

While most loan agreements and mortgages documents contain a contractual right allowing the lender to recover indemnity (actual) legal costs in foreclosure proceedings, the “usual rule” provides that costs in unopposed foreclosure matters are generally awarded on a party and party basis under Tariff Scale A. The net result of the “usual rule” is that…

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2 January 2024

Welcoming Our Newest Partner, Cameron Funnell.

By Cameron Funnell and Watson Goepel LLP

Watson Goepel LLP is pleased to welcome its newest partner, Cameron Funnell, to the firm’s Business Law group, effective January 1, 2024. Cameron’s distinctive approach to managing intricate transactions is shaped by his exceptional attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and commitment to fostering strong relationships with clients and colleagues. He has over a decade of…

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4 December 2023

Watson Goepel LLP Contributes to a Healthier Future Through Gold Sponsorship with The Richmond Hospital Foundation.

By Watson Goepel LLP

The Richmond Hospital Foundation, a registered charity committed to building a better and healthier future for the community of Richmond, BC, has been a beacon of hope since its establishment in 1987. Through donor funding, the foundation has supported the purchase of the most urgently needed medical equipment and the latest technologies, fund capital infrastructure,…

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20 November 2023

How Do You Create a Will?

Creating a will is a crucial step in planning for the future and ensuring your assets are distributed according to your wishes. While it may seem daunting, especially from a legal perspective, it’s a process that everyone should undertake to secure their family’s financial future. In this blog, we’ll guide you through the steps of…

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17 November 2023

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Welcome Elias Notopoulos

By Watson Goepel LLP

We’re thrilled to introduce Elias Notopoulos as our new associate to our Business Law group. Elias has served as a trusted advisor to clients in a wide variety of industries. In addition to transactional mandates, Elias routinely advises clients on a broad range of business matters, including corporate governance, commercial agreements, and risk management. His…

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6 November 2023

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Improving Access to Justice for Survivors of Sexual Assault

By Watson Goepel LLP

As of last month, a new program is being offered by non-profit Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) and funded by the Federal Government. They will provide up to three hours of free legal advice to individuals who have experienced sexual assault. This program is open to all individuals regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, or…

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31 October 2023

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Welcome Liv Grewal

By Watson Goepel LLP

We’re thrilled to introduce Liv Grewal as our new Associate Counsel. With expertise in Business, Commercial, and Corporate law, Liv is a valuable addition to our team. Liv has lived abroad for many years, including in the UK and USA where he earned his qualifications and gained valuable work experience before returning to build and…

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