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September 20, 2023 Russell Tse at FH&P Lawyers highlights the value of businesses staying close to their communities to manage law and compliance. This approach helps build trust and addresses key issues like finance and data protection. It's a core part of FH&P's strategy to maintain harmony between businesses and communities.
September 15, 2023 A fun take on Canadian business law. Covering everything from business structures to taxes, this guide offers a light hearted read on the most important steps to protect your business. Always remember to consult with a legal expert for specific advice.
February 02, 2023 British Columbia health professions and occupations will soon be governed by a new Act. FH&P Associate Jen Schreurs provides an overview of the changes, including the amalgamation of regulatory bodies.
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”.
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 and the latest details of the Province's denial of the exemptions to Kelowna's short-term rental rule changes. This episode offers insights into British Columbia's new short-term rental legislation, featuring Russell Tse from FH&P. Learn about its impact on property owners, housing affordability, and the balance between tourism and residential needs. Essential for those interested in real estate trends and legal changes in Kelowna.
January 29, 2024 This episode of FH&P Lawyers' Law Talk, with Clay Williams and Tanvir Gill, delves into the Canadian Mortgage Charter, a 2023 initiative urging banks to support vulnerable borrowers. It proposes solutions like extended amortization and fee waivers but lacks legal enforcement, raising questions about its practical impact on the housing crisis and interest rate challenges.
January 12, 2024 In FH&P's "Law Talk," hosts Clay Williams and Tanvir Gill discuss business law essentials, focusing on trademark registration and business naming in BC. The episode also highlights FH&P's significant move to the Landmark District, reflecting the firm's growth and community commitment.
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.
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 opinion. This case summary explores how FH&P Lawyers helped a client claim refugee protection as a convention refugee.
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. Embrace our commitment to providing client-centred, efficient legal solutions that cater to community needs.
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 methods. Explore our commitment to providing strategic, empathetic legal solutions
February 15, 2024 Maximize investor interest in your BC tech startup with the Eligible Business Corporation (EBC) tax credit program. Offering a substantial 30% tax credit to investors, this program is designed to enhance your company's appeal and support its growth. Check your eligibility, focusing on key requirements like business activities, employee base, and equity capital. Don't miss out on this competitive edge—apply early to secure your share of the tax credit budget for the fiscal year.
February 09, 2024 In BC family law, best practices focus on civility and honesty, with a significant emphasis on constructive advocacy in resolving sensitive matters like divorce and child custody. Lawyers are advised to minimize conflict, stay objective, and prioritize children's interests to ensure positive outcomes
February 02, 2024 The blog guides parents in separated or divorced families on handling Spring Break, focusing on child-centric planning, effective co-parenting, and conflict reduction. It underscores maintaining traditions and children's mental well-being, aimed at creating a positive holiday experience. The article embodies values of community support and assistance in family transitions.
January 16, 2024 The January 2024 Express Entry draw in Canada issued 1,510 invitations with a 546 CRS score, targeting professionals under programs like the Federal Skilled Worker, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades. This event reflects Canada's focus on enhancing workforce diversity.
January 05, 2024 Explore the basics of Canadian Business Law with our straightforward guide, perfect for new entrepreneurs and small business owners. Delve into fundamental topics including choosing between sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporation, understanding employment laws, drafting contracts, protecting intellectual property, and managing disputes. This article simplifies legal jargon, making it easy to grasp tax regulations and compliance for successful business management in Canada. Connect with FH&P Lawyers LLP for further guidance in your business journey.
December 28, 2023 The guide provides a lighthearted yet practical approach to resolving property disputes in British Columbia. It emphasizes starting with friendly neighbour discussions, using resources like the Land Title and Survey Authority for factual clarity, opting for mediation, and seeking legal advice when necessary. The aim is to transform disputes into positive community-building experiences.
December 21, 2023 British Columbia's Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) are a new legal tool to seize assets from individuals who can't explain their wealth's source. This article explores the balance between combating financial crimes and upholding civil liberties, comparing these orders to similar UK laws, and highlighting their legal and constitutional challenges