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10 July 2020

Divorce law during a pandemic: the rise of arbitration

Craig Neville

“Clients come to lawyers with problems they want solved, not issues they want litigated.” – Honourable Roy McMurtry I came across this old quote a few days ago and was prompted to consider how we resolve matrimonial disputes generally, and more specifically how we are resolving them in these pandemic times. Uncertainty creates anxiety, and…

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30 June 2020

Watson Goepel LLP and Stewart & Winch announce merger

We are pleased to announce that the law firm of Stewart & Winch has joined the law firm of Watson Goepel LLP, effective June 30, 2020. This merger allows Watson Goepel to better serve clients on the North Shore and surrounding areas. Stewart & Winch is an established West Vancouver law firm, providing legal services in…

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9 June 2020

BC’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ Act: Rising to the challenge of UNDRIP

Anita Boscariol

On November 28, 2019, British Columbia became the first jurisdiction in Canada to incorporate the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (“UNDRIP”), making UNDRIP part of BC law. UNDRIP UNDRIP is a comprehensive international instrument on the rights of indigenous peoples, that sets out basic human rights within an indigenous context and…

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29 May 2020

Anita Boscariol

Indigenous Law Lawyer Anita Boscariol was interviewed by Canadian Lawyer magazine for a May 06, 2020 article on the recently passed temporary regulations allowing First Nations to postpone or cancel elections during the pandemic to protect community health and avoid a governance gap. See the full article here. https://bit.ly/2ZORURn

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8 May 2020

Protected leave and sick leave: What counts as “reasonably sufficient proof”?

Sarah Hentschel

** This article does not contain legal advice. There can be legal differences across industries and jurisdictions (i.e. federally versus provincially regulated workplaces). In addition, employee contracts can vary the suggestions set out in this article. Please consult with counsel before you implement any new strategy which deviates from your current policies and procedures.** The…

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