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

April 1st, 2019 by FH&P Lawyers

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…

Do I need to hire a lawyer after my accident?

December 6th, 2017 by FH&P Lawyers

(AUDIO) Clay Williams Discusses Dog Bites, Pet Owner Liabilities and Personal Injury Law

July 12th, 2016 by Clay Williams

Clay Williams discusses dog bites, pet owner liabilities and personal injury law with AM1150.

(AUDIO) - Paul Johnson Discusses Personal Watercraft alcohol, Injury and Safety

June 20th, 2016 by FH&P Lawyers

Paul Johnson discusses water safety, alcohol, and personal injury.

Cycling on the Streets of Kelowna

June 16th, 2016 by Gillian Dougans

Can cars and bikes share the road? Yes! But it requires an effort on both parts.

(Audio) - Daniel Shea discusses motor vehicle accident injury insurance fraud.

March 8th, 2016 by Dan Shea

Listen as Daniel Shea discusses motor vehicle accident injury insurance fraud.

Winter Conditions? Pass with Caution

January 12th, 2016 by FH&P Lawyers

BC Court of Appeal confirms that a driver may be liable for unsafely passing a vehicle in winter conditions and causing an accident.

Social Media and your Personal Injury Claim

December 17th, 2015 by FH&P Lawyers

In a world interwoven with social media, insurance companies are increasingly using social media accounts to decrease the value of a personal injury claim. Being aware of how insurance companies will…

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…

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…

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Moral Obligations When Writing your Will - Contemporary Standards of B.C.

In most cases, a will-maker has testamentary autonomy, the complete freedom to dispose of one’s estate as they see fit. However, certain situations necessitate the involvement of the court to override the wishes of the will-maker. When drafting your will, what moral obligations do you keep in mind? Do strained social and familial ties serve as enough of a reason to cut certain people out of your will? If the reasons are seemingly discriminatory, (such as based on gender, race, sexuality, social class, or otherwise) does the court have the discretion to decide on your behalf? To understand the extent of your autonomy in your will, it is highly beneficial to understand the bounds of contemporary community standards in BC court.

Estate Grants - Administration

An estate grant of Administration is a grant by the Supreme Court appointing an individual to act as the administrator of the estate. This grant is typically necessary if the deceased dies without a will (intestate). A Grant of Administration gives an administrator the official right and recognition to act on behalf of the estate.

How do I determine who will be my child's guardian?

There are often challenges when someone dies without a Will, but it can be particularly problematic if the person who has died is a parent and guardian of a minor child.