Don’t Burn Bridges: How To Leave Your Job

June 7th, 2015 by Gillian M. Dougans

I am often consulted by people who want legal advice about ending their employment. Some have been terminated and need advice about a severance package they have been offered. Some want to leave one…

No More Restraining Orders?

June 7th, 2015 by Heidi Taylor

The Family Law Act, S.B.C. 2011, ch. 25 came into force on March 18, 2013. The new Act contains sweeping changes in a number of areas, including domestic violence. This increased emphasis on the…

(Audio) AM 1150 – Shawn Speirs – Constructive Dismissal

May 28th, 2015 by FH&P Lawyers

Listen to FH&P’s Shawn Speirs discuss constructive dismissal.

The Four Kinds of Digital Assets

May 22nd, 2015 by Nancy Ling

Our daily transactions and interactions are increasingly done online and by email. Consider how many online accounts and passwords you have: Facebook, Instagram, Gmail, Netflix, Amazon, EBay, PayPal,…

Take the family to Law Day on April 25

April 21st, 2015 by FH&P Lawyers

On Saturday April 25, 2015, the Kelowna Bar Association is encouraging the community to take the law into their own hands by discovering what it takes to have a career in the legal system.

Property Division under the New Family Law Act

April 17th, 2015 by Heidi Taylor

​With the coming into force of the new Family Law Act on March 18, 2013, there are wide sweeping changes to how couples divide their property upon separation and divorce. Most notably, common law…

Underinsured Motorist Protection

April 16th, 2015 by FH&P Lawyers

In my last blog, I wrote about how a BC motorist is only obligated, as part of the process of licensing and insuring his or her vehicle, to purchase Basic Autoplan Insurance. Basic Autoplan Insurance…

“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…

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With so much discussion about the ramifications of the legalization of cannabis in Canada, why has so little dialogue centred around the unique opportunities available to establish cannabis ventures on reserve land? Some ventures, like Indigenous Roots, have recognized and seized this opportunity by setting up operations on various reserves across Canada. Find out why you should be doing the same! We are proud to present this piece, which was written primarily by our very talented co-op student, Damyn Libby, who is currently finishing a degree in Indigenous Studies at UBC's Okanagan campus and who aspires to practicing in Aboriginal Law. This area was of particular interest to him due to his area of study at UBC and his Métis heritage. Please get in touch if you would like