“Can my employer do that?” – The Facts on Constructive Dismissal

April 14th, 2015 by FH&P Lawyers

The peaks and valleys of British Columbia’s economic landscape are often leaving employers looking for ways to reorganize their businesses, cut expenses and lower their overhead. Unfortunately,…

Is Joint Tenancy the Right Choice?

March 10th, 2015 by Nancy Ling

I am often asked by clients whether they should hold their assets jointly; whether it’s a bank account, their vehicle, or their home. For certain people, in specific circumstances, this can be very…

Can I keep that Real Estate Deposit if the Purchaser Walks Away?

February 19th, 2015 by Heidi Taylor

This was the question put before the British Columbia Court of Appeal in the recent decision of Tang v. Zhang 2013 BCCA 52. In the purchase of a $2 Million property in Vancouver, the Purchaser had…

“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.

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Is my foreign Will valid in BC?

In order to avoid frustration creating an Estate Plan in British Columbia, Canada, have your Will checked by a Wills lawyer to ensure it complies with Canadian formal requirements and de facto reflects your wishes.

What to do with the Family Home Following Separation

Often in family cases, the parties’ family home is the most significant asset. Separating spouses usually have difficulty residing under the same roof together so need to come up with an interim agreement or court order to address what to do with the family home.