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Latest Canadian Immigration News
Latest Canadian Immigration News

April 17, 2023 Carly Perryman, paralegal for the Immigration Team at FH&P, recaps the latest Canadian Immigration news, ranging from Express Entry Draw updates to Post-Graduation Work Permit extensions as well as a potential…

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Recent Changes Open Door for Family Members of Temporary Foreign Workers
Recent Changes Open Door for Family Members of Temporary Foreign Workers

March 24, 2023 Family members of Temporary Foreign Workers may now be eligible for work permits thanks to recent changes within Immigration Canada to meet the country’s ongoing labour demands. Jasmine Somal, an FH&P…

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Why are Express Entry draw scores so high
Why are Express Entry draw scores so high

March 10, 2023 High scores for the Express Entry Skills Immigration program may be alarming or discouraging, causing dismay and hopelessness based on the level of competition. Carly Perryman, paralegal for the Immigration…

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New English Language Test Approved by IRCC
New English Language Test Approved by IRCC

February 17, 2023 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has approved a new English Language Test that will be officially accepted later this year. Jasmine Somal, an FH&P Associate practicing Immigration Law, provides…

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More Opportunity For Skilled Immigrants With Latest Express Entry Draw
More Opportunity For Skilled Immigrants With Latest Express Entry Draw

January 27, 2023 A recent Express Entry draw indicates that Canada intends to invite more skilled immigrants this year than in previous years. Carly Perryman, paralegal for the Immigration Team at FH&P, explains that…

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Foreign Buyer Ban Begins
Foreign Buyer Ban Begins

January 17, 2023 Now that the calendar has changed to 2023, the Canada wide Foreign Buyer Ban has come into effect.

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Reviewing New Federal Regulations for Foreign Buyer Ban
Reviewing New Federal Regulations for Foreign Buyer Ban

January 13, 2023 The Foreign Buyer Ban is now in effect in Canada and the federal regulations have been released to further clarify the exemptions. Associate Jasmine Somal and Carly Perryman, paralegal for the Immigration…

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Law Talk Podcast Tackles The Foreign Buyer Ban
Law Talk Podcast Tackles The Foreign Buyer Ban

December 12, 2022 This new ban begins on January 1, 2023 for residential and commercial properties, how will this affect you?

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Navigating Canada’s New Foreign Buyer Ban
Navigating Canada’s New Foreign Buyer Ban

December 06, 2022 Associate Jasmine Somal explains the new Foreign Buyer Ban in Canada, including the known exceptions, and how FH&P Lawyers can help navigate this evolving market.

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At FH&P Lawyers we are proud and passionate members of the Okanagan serving and contributing meaningfully to the community in which we live, work & play. As a Firm, we aim to add value to our employees, and the local community, through our involvement with community and charity groups, corporate sponsorship, time investment of our people on Boards and Committees; and through participation at various “Community Days”.

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FH&P Lawyers Recognized As One Of The Top 3 Law Firms in Best of Kelowna 2024

May 30, 2024 FH&P Lawyers wins bronze in the Best of Kelowna 2024, celebrating our dedication to exceptional legal services and community support. Thank you to our clients, and congratulations to all the winners!

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Best of Penticton 2024: Vote Now!
Best of Penticton 2024: Vote Now!

May 07, 2024 FH&P Lawyers is excited to have made it to the voting stage of "Best of Penticton 2024"! We are so grateful for your support and would really appreciate your vote to recognize us as the "Best Law Firm"…

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Best of Kelowna 2024: Vote Now!
Best of Kelowna 2024: Vote Now!

May 07, 2024 Thank you, Kelowna! FH&P Lawyers is thrilled to be a contender for the Best Law Firm in Best of Kelowna 2024! We have our very own Dylan Switzer and Nancy Ling in the running for "Best Lawyer" as well!

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Wendy Cheung joins the British Columbia Branch of the Canadian Bar Association's Mental Wellness Task Force
Wendy Cheung joins the British Columbia Branch of the Canadian Bar Association's Mental Wellness Task Force

December 18, 2023 Wendy Cheung joins CBABC's ( British Columbia Branch of the Canadian Bar Association) Mental Wellness Task Force, focusing on mental health advocacy and resource development in the legal field. Her role…

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Our lawyers lend their expertise and knowledge in the blog posts below. They will keep you up to date and informed on the latest news and information centered around legal matters close to home and across the country.

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Get to know David Horvath | Estate Litigator

June 19, 2024 In this engaging video, Clay Williams and Tanvir Gill from FH&P Lawyers introduce David Horvath, an Estate Litigator with the firm. David discusses his nearly six-year tenure at FH&P Lawyers, his journey from Hungary to becoming a lawyer, and his passion for helping people through estate litigation. He explains the intricacies of estate litigation, including resolving disputes over wills and estates. David also highlights his ability to serve Hungarian-speaking clients, adding a unique dimension to his practice. Tanvir and Clay emphasize the full-service nature of FH&P Lawyers and their capability to provide legal services in multiple languages. Watch the video to learn more about David Horvath and how he can assist with your estate litigation needs.

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Wills and Estate Litigation
Wills and Estate Litigation

May 29, 2024 In this FH&P Lawyers Law Talk episode, Clay Williams, Tanvir Gill, and David Horvath discuss estate disputes, focusing on disinheritance cases. They explain the legal recourse for disinherited children…

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Get to know Shane Gardner - Sword for Hire
Get to know Shane Gardner - Sword for Hire

May 09, 2024 Featuring Clay Williams and Shane Gardner from FH&P Lawyers, this podcast discusses Shane's role as an associate specializing in construction litigation. Shane shares his background in construction, his…

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The Implied Duty Of Good Faith In Commercial Contracts
The Implied Duty Of Good Faith In Commercial Contracts

April 10, 2024 This Law Talk Podcast episode by FH&P Lawyers explores the crucial role of the implied duty of good faith in commercial contracts through landmark cases and insights.

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2024 Budget Changes: Real Estate, Home Taxes and Rentals
2024 Budget Changes: Real Estate, Home Taxes and Rentals

March 28, 2024 Explore the impact of the 2024 budget on real estate with FH&P Lawyers' Clay Williams and Tanvir Gill. Dive into the BC Land Owner Transparency Registry updates, now offering free searches to uncover indirect…

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How Fires Affect Real Estate Deals
How Fires Affect Real Estate Deals

March 26, 2024 In this FH&P Lawyers Law Talk Podcast, Clay Williams and Tanvir Gill delve into the effects of Kelowna's worst fire season on real estate. They explore how wildfires disrupt deals, the importance of insurance,…

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Claiming Convention Refugee Status in Canada – A Case Summary
Claiming Convention Refugee Status in Canada – A Case Summary

February 28, 2024 A person can seek "Convention Refugee" status in Canada if they are afraid of persecution in their home country due to their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political…

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Mediation: Down To The Nitty-Gritty
Mediation: Down To The Nitty-Gritty

February 23, 2024 Alternative Dispute Resolution with FH&P Lawyers LLP, 'Rooted in Community, Ready to Help.' Discover expert insights from Wendy Cheung on effective negotiation and arbitration strategies for conflict resolution.…

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Kelowna's Short Term Rentals Landscape
Kelowna's Short Term Rentals Landscape

February 16, 2024 Hosts Clay Williams, Partner, and Tanvir Gill, Associate take a look at Kelowna's evolving real estate legal scene with the latest "Very controversial and wide-ranging measure" the government is taking…

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Alternative Corporate Dispute Resolution: What is it? Is it right for me?
Alternative Corporate Dispute Resolution: What is it? Is it right for me?

February 16, 2024 Dive into FH&P Lawyers LLP's guide on Alternative Dispute Resolution, 'Rooted in Community, Ready to Help.' Our latest piece by Wendy Cheung illuminates effective, client-centred mediation and arbitration…

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