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Unexplained Wealth Orders: A Powerful Tool to Fight Financial Crime or a Threat to Civil Liberties?
Unexplained Wealth Orders: A Powerful Tool to Fight Financial Crime or a Threat to Civil Liberties?

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

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FH&P Welcomes Another New Associate, Georgia Fischer
FH&P Welcomes Another New Associate, Georgia Fischer

June 14, 2023 FH&P Lawyers have added another local product to their legal team, welcoming Georgia Fischer as the firm’s newest litigator.

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The Creek From 1911
The Creek From 1911

January 30, 2023 In a recent trial in which Clay Williams co-chaired a creek from 1911 played an important part in the decision.

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FH&P Lawyers Successful in Helping Clients Recover Disputed Land
FH&P Lawyers Successful in Helping Clients Recover Disputed Land

January 11, 2023 FH&P lawyers Clay Williams and Wendy Cheung recently represented landowners in the BC Supreme Court to successfully recover a portion of their land.

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Legal Bites - Brett McClelland
Legal Bites - Brett McClelland

September 26, 2022 Get to know Associate Brett McClelland who has gone from the world of competitive skiing to helping people with legal matters

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A Discussion on Interest Rates & ICBC
A Discussion on Interest Rates & ICBC

August 09, 2022 Our podcast hosts welcome a guest to discuss several items that are changing in British Columbia.

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Legal Bites - Get to Know Doug Flannigan
Legal Bites - Get to Know Doug Flannigan

February 16, 2022 He is the most senior lawyer at our Firm and is the "F" in FH&P. Not only an accomplished lawyer but an avid soccer fan as well

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Video - The Difference Between A Builder's And Mechanic's Lien
Video - The Difference Between A Builder's And Mechanic's Lien

June 04, 2021 Associate David Horvath explains to his clients is the differences between a Builder's Lien versus a Mechanic's Lien.

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Video - The Difference Between Home & Building Inspections
Video - The Difference Between Home & Building Inspections

May 21, 2021 A frequently asked question our clients ask is, what is the difference between a home inspection and a building inspection?

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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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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 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.

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Law Talk S02E04: Business Law - New Canadian Mortgage Charter
Law Talk S02E04: Business Law - New Canadian Mortgage Charter

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.

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Law Talk Season 2 Episode 03: Business Law - Naming Your Business
Law Talk Season 2 Episode 03: Business Law - Naming Your Business

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.

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Law Talk Season 2 Episode 02
Law Talk Season 2 Episode 02

December 28, 2023 FH&P Lawyers "Law Talk" offers a deep dive into real estate contracts. This episode covers contract formation, essential elements, and transaction-specific conditions, targeting real estate and legal professionals as well as homebuyers.

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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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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 opinion. This case summary explores how FH&P Lawyers helped a client claim refugee protection as a convention refugee.

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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. Embrace our commitment to providing client-centred, efficient legal solutions that cater to community needs.

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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 methods. Explore our commitment to providing strategic, empathetic legal solutions

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HOW STARTUPS CAN USE EBC TAX CREDITS TO RAISE MONEY
HOW STARTUPS CAN USE EBC TAX CREDITS TO RAISE MONEY

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.

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GUIDELINES TO BEST PRACTICES FOR BC FAMILY LAWYERS AND CLIENTS IN FAMILY LAW MATTERS
GUIDELINES TO BEST PRACTICES FOR BC FAMILY LAWYERS AND CLIENTS IN FAMILY LAW MATTERS

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

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Prioritizing Children in your Spring Break Planning- Building Positive Memories and Co-parenting Relationships
Prioritizing Children in your Spring Break Planning- Building Positive Memories and Co-parenting Relationships

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.

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First Express Entry Draw of 2024
First Express Entry Draw of 2024

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.

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Starting From Scratch: A Beginner’s Guide For An Aspiring Entrepreneur
Starting From Scratch: A Beginner’s Guide For An Aspiring Entrepreneur

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.

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Navigating Property Disputes in BC with a Strategy and maybe even a Smile
Navigating Property Disputes in BC with a Strategy and maybe even a Smile

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.

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Unexplained Wealth Orders: A Powerful Tool to Fight Financial Crime or a Threat to Civil Liberties?
Unexplained Wealth Orders: A Powerful Tool to Fight Financial Crime or a Threat to Civil Liberties?

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

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