Lawyer Spotlight On David Horvath

February 14th, 2020 by FH&P Lawyers

Originally from Hungary’s mining town of Komló, David Horvath immigrated to Canada with his family in 1999. He is the first member of his family to attend a post-secondary institution, graduating from…

Mediation Part 2: Jill Dougans

April 30th, 2019 by FH&P Lawyers

Jill Dougans has been working as a mediator since 2003, and is a member in good standing with the Roster Society now called MediateBC. In addition to being a trial lawyer since 1987 Jill obtained a…

Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act: Direct Sales, Distance Sales and Prepaid Purchase Cards

February 5th, 2019 by FH&P Lawyers

It’s a classic scenario — someone rings your doorbell or calls your home to ‘make you an offer you can’t refuse’ on a product or service that they are selling. Whether it’s a robust cable package, a…

Constructive Dismissal Revisited

February 21st, 2017 by FH&P Lawyers

While employers have a general right to manage the workplace, they do not have a general right to unilaterally alter important terms in the employment contract. A constructive dismissal arises where…

Employment Agreement Pitfalls

February 14th, 2017 by FH&P Lawyers

Written employment agreements can benefit both employers and employees. They provide clarity about each party’s entitlements and obligations. Perhaps because of this, written employment agreements…

(AUDIO) Gillian Dougans Discusses Civil Jury Trials in British Columbia

September 20th, 2016 by Gillian Dougans

Gillian Dougans discusses civil jury trials in British Columbia with AM1150.

(AUDIO) Paul Johnson Discusses Civil & Commercial Debt Collection Actions

September 6th, 2016 by FH&P Lawyers

Paul Johnson discusses civil & commercial debt collection actions with AM1150.

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.

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…

Waivers in Sport, Recreation, and Adventure Tourism

November 4th, 2015 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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COVID-19 Series for Business Owners: Commercial Leasing for Tenants

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.

Rent & COVID-19

With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal and Provincial Governments are urging Canadians to stay home and practice social distancing. As a result, we have seen massive layoffs and many Canadians are struggling to pay their bills. With April 1st approaching, many Canadians are asking: What do I do if I can’t pay rent this month?