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 M. 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…

Congratulations to Colin Flannigan

July 24th, 2014 by FH&P Lawyers

We wish to extend our congratulations to Colin Flannigan on being called to the Bar of British Columbia and welcome him to our firm as an Associate! Congratulations Colin!

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What to do when the Courts are closed?

On March 18, 2020 the Supreme Court of British Columbia announced the suspension of regular operations at all courthouses in BC. This unprecedented move underscored a commitment to the health and safety of all British Columbians – the people who need to come to court and the people who work in our courthouses. Only essential and urgent applications are being heard in criminal and family cases (including matters related to COVID-19 and public safety).

Commercial Leasing for Tenants during Covid-19

For most business owners, entering into and abiding by a commercial lease is a standard part of running a business. Most business owners have seen their businesses through ups and downs, times of boom and times of bust – these are simply part of running a business, resourceful business owners are able to find their way out. However, the shut down we’re currently witnessing presents real problems that even the most resourceful business owner won’t be able to navigate – how is anyone supposed to cover their lease payments when they’re not able to operate their business?

Parenting Time During the COVID-19 Pandemic

If you have kids and you are separated or divorced from the other parent of those kids, there is a good chance you have an Agreement of some sort (written or unwritten) or a Court Order outlining how you and that other parent share time and responsibilities for your kids. You may be wondering what, if any impact, the pandemic has on that Agreement or Court Order.