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19 February 2021

Cell phone use while driving: A common-sense ruling

By Cassidy Gale

The use of cell phones or other handheld electronic devices while driving has been banned in BC since 2010, but defining what constitutes “use”, especially with the advent of Bluetooth technology that allows for increased hands-free capabilities, has created a legal grey area that the courts have been left to clarify. A recent Supreme Court…

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1 February 2021

Watson Goepel LLP welcomes new Partner, Timothy D. Goepel

By Timothy D. Goepel

We are pleased to announce that Timothy D. Goepel has joined Watson Goepel LLP as a Partner, effective February 1, 2021. Tim conducts a broad civil litigation practice focused on construction law, partnership/shareholder disputes, defence of professionals, intellectual property disputes, and employment matters. Tim has appeared in all levels of court in British Columbia and…

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11 January 2021

Video: Top Legal Tips for Tech Entrepreneurs: A VSW 2020 Presentation

By Anand Athiviraham and Cameron Funnell

What types of agreements does my new business really need, and why are they so important? How can I best protect my business’ intellectual property? These questions and more were answered when business/technology lawyer Anand Athiviraham, and business/IP lawyer Cameron Funnell,  presented at Vancouver Startup Week 2020. Their presentation, Top Legal Tips for Tech Entrepreneurs,…

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31 December 2020

Updating your will just got easier: B.C. legislates electronic witnessing

By Joe Fingerote

In September we reported on the introduction of Bill 21-2020, which included the proposal of a series of long-awaited amendments to B.C.’s Wills, Estates, and Succession Act that would allow a will to be witnessed electronically, by individuals in different physical locations. The valid use of electronic witnessing was enabled by an interim Ministerial Order…

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