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 M. 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 M. 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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FH&P Lawyers Were Successful In Proving Fraud In Home Sale Case

FH&P lawyers are pleased to announce that our Clay Williams and David Horvath were successful in prosecuting a fraud case against vendors who had sold their “fixer-upper” house and made false statements in their property disclosure statement.

Wesley Shields and the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation

Wesley Shields, a family lawyer at FH&P is a proud member of the KGH Foundation Board. Wesley has been a board member of the KGH Foundation since June 2016, making this his fourth year. In June 2018 he was appointed vice-chair and in June 2019 he was appointed chair of the foundation’s board for a 2-year term.

Provincial Court Family Rules

Wesley Shields, a family lawyer in our office was appointed as a member of the Provincial Court Family Rules Working Group in 2017. The Committee began its work in 2014 on implementing changes and reforms to the B.C. Provincial Court Family Rules. In the edition of The Lawyer’s Daily article titled “B.C. family law reform proposals aimed at less adversarial system, smaller burden on courts” they interviewed Wesley Shields on the new recommendations proposed regarding Provincial Family Rules.