1 February 2024

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

By Britni Troy

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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31 August 2023

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Celebrating Excellence: Four Watson Goepel LLP Lawyers Recognized as the Best in Canada

By Anastase E. Maragos, Jeremy West, Thomas G. Keast, K.C. and Craig Neville, K.C.

In the dynamic and complex world of law, having a strong and capable legal team by your side can make all the difference. At Watson Goepel LLP, we take immense pride in announcing that several of our outstanding lawyers have been recognized as The Best Lawyers in Canada™ in the upcoming 2024 edition. This esteemed…

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8 March 2023

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Addressing The Gender Gap in Personal Injury Damages Assessments: An Option Other Than “Othering”?

By Cassidy Gale

This article is part of a series of educational blog posts created by a team of Watson Goepel women lawyers in light of International Women’s Day 2023, to empower, celebrate, and encourage women in Canada. “Othering” refers to “viewing and treating a person or group of people as different from yourself and most people. Othering can lead to discrimination…

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8 March 2023

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Sexual Assault and Right To Privacy

By Britni Troy

This article is part of a series of educational blog posts created by a team of Watson Goepel women lawyers in light of International Women’s Day 2023, to empower, celebrate, and encourage women in Canada.   Women continue to be statistically at a far greater risk of sexual violence in Canada. The Canadian Women’s Foundation summarizes statistics of gender-based…

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31 March 2022

What are your rights when you slip and fall on an icy sidewalk? Are individual homeowners liable for icy sidewalk accidents in front of their houses?

By Ryan Chew

Anyone who has lived through a winter in British Columbia (even relatively mild Vancouver) has encountered an icy sidewalk that was not cleared properly or at all. According to statistics from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (https://www.cihi.ca/en), falls on ice are the most common cause of sport and winter injury hospitalizations in Canada, with…

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