Unfortunately, a reality of doing business is that your business may become involved in a dispute.
Business Disputes generally fall into two groups. The first can be classified as internal disputes: between partners, directors, shareholders and senior employees. The second group are disputes between businesses.
Our Business Dispute team has successfully handled many complex disputes from both groups. We will find the core issues quickly, and then recommend a dispute resolution strategy that may include negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or trial. We will work with you to resolve your dispute as quickly, and with as little disruption as possible, so you can continue “business as usual.”
We have strong, well-established connections with local accountants, valuators, economists, and engineers to assist, when necessary.
We commit to listen to you. We want to understand how the dispute arose, and what a successful resolution means to you. We also commit to respond to you in a timely manner, and to explain things to you, without legal jargon.
The first major overhaul to commercial arbitration since 1986 occurred in 2020 when the new Arbitration Act replaced the older version and was modelled mainly off of the Uniform Model Arbitration Act.
The 2017 BC Court of Appeal decision in the matter of Pearce v. 4 Pillars Consulting Group Inc. Found a class action waiver clause unenforceable and contrary to public policy as it would prevent members from pursuing any claims due to the small amount. This decision importantly highlights the enforceability of class action waiver clauses.