Malahat First Nation Signs LNG Deal

Friday, August 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

The Malahat First Nation announced on Thursday that it will develop a liquefied natural gas facility in partnership with Steelhead LNG. The project is a floating liquefied natural gas processing plant to be located in Saanich Inlet.

Trial By Combat: Cost-Effective Dispute Resolution?

Monday, August 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

A New York City lawyer is attempting to exercise his right to trial by combat. Does trial by combat exist in British Columbia law? Read the surprising history!

Estate Litigation: Disputes Between Co-Administrators

Thursday, June 04, 2015 | Comments (0)

Estate Litigation

Administering an estate can be a difficult and time consuming task. When a co-administrator is unreasonable, it can result in litigation. The recent decision in Estate of Forbes McTavish (2015 BCSC 774) is one example of an estate dispute that ended up in court. In 2012 the testator died intestate leaving three children: Robert, Lauren and James. Letters of administration were granted which made all three siblings co-administrators of the estate. The estate was fairly modest consisting of a property valued at $380,000 and personal property with a value of approximately $61,000.

Trust Me, It Was A Mistake: Re Pallen Trust (2015 BCCA 222)

Friday, May 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

Trusts and estate planning

The highly anticipated BC Court of Appeal decision in Re Pallen Trust was released this week. The central issue in the case was the validity of a rescission order granted in the face of a challenge by the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”). The Court of Appeal upheld the Chamber Judge’s decision to grant the order

Hazy Regulations: Pot Shops In Vancouver

Friday, April 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

medical marijuana

The City of Vancouver is exploring new options to regulate the growing number of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.