“I was really hurt in that accident” – “This video shows otherwise”

February 12th, 2015 by FH&P Lawyers

ICBC has come out with their top exaggerated and fraudulent claims of 2014. Suffice it to say, it is not wise to try and pull a fast one on ICBC especially when your story has absolutely no credence!

Elder Mediation – Who gets the ball rolling and why?

February 12th, 2015 by Gillian Dougans

Elder Law is simply that area of law which focuses on issues that affect us as we age. These issues include Estate Planning, Planning for Incapacity, Representation Agreements, Powers of Attorney and…

Joint Tenancy Pt. 2 – Resulting Trusts

February 9th, 2015 by Nancy Ling

In a previous blog post, I wrote about the pros and cons involved with owning assets in joint tenancy. One of the highlighted reasons for owning property in joint tenancy was for estate planning…

Used Vehicles and the Sale of Goods Act

December 17th, 2014 by FH&P Lawyers

I recently had the opportunity to defend a car dealership in an action where the plaintiff was claiming that they had effectively sold him a lemon because components of the heating and air…

Intrusion upon Seclusion

December 13th, 2014 by Heidi Taylor

In 2012 the Ontario court of Appeal recognized a new privacy tort: intrusion upon seclusion. That decision may have opened the floodgates with the Ontario Court now certifying a class action against…

Congratulations to Karley Scott

December 7th, 2014 by FH&P Lawyers

We wish to extend our congratulations to Karley Scott on being called to the Bar of British Columbia and welcome her to our firm as an Associate. Congratulations Karley!

FH&P Partner Dylan Switzer in Kelowna’s Top Forty Under 40

November 13th, 2014 by FH&P Lawyers

The FH&P Lawyers LLP team congratulates Dylan Switzer for his nomination in the Kelowna Top Forty Under 40.

Waivers in Sport, Recreation, and Adventure Tourism

November 4th, 2014 by Clay Williams

It is an annual tradition for my family to go to the mall in the fall and purchase our annual season ski passes. We get our pictures taken (and I have kept our passes for every year – they show the…

Wrongful Employment

October 15th, 2014 by Gillian Dougans

I was recently asked – is there such a thing as wrongful employment? There are such things as wrongful termination, illegal hiring practices, and criminal occupations but what about wrongful…

Neighbourhood, Kids, and a Bad Accident

September 12th, 2014 by FH&P Lawyers

I recently had the opportunity to run a liability only trial where a six year old boy emerged from his driveway in a residential neighbourhood and was struck by a van almost immediately upon entering…

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Spotlight on: Andrea Meyes

This past March, FH&P Lawyers had the pleasure of welcoming Andrea Meyes into the team as an articling student.

FH&P lawyers’ Colin Flannigan gives guidelines on Tuesday Morning Law Talk on AM 1150 with Phil Johnson.

So you’ve been appointed Power of Attorney; what next? “Initially, forget the honor of being appointed” says Colin, “Focus, instead, on what the needs of the donor are. This includes financial responsibility, health, relationships, property, and other such affairs”.

Kelowna Cyclist Rights, Responsibilities, and what to do if you're in an Accident

As a cyclist, it’s important that you take the proper safety precautions, are aware of the rules of the road, and know your rights and how to protect yourself in the event that you are in a motor vehicle accident and need to take legal action.