Grey Divorce: When 70 is the new 40

Thursday, September 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

As the Baby Boomer Generation ages, new challenges will arise for those providing legal and financial advice to this large section of the population. One of the most significant changes is couples getting divorced later in life.

Passing Accounts: The Difficult Case of Re Haworth

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 | Comments (0)

Contentious estates are nothing new. Beneficiaries often squabble and bring up hurt feelings from years past. Yet when the executor finds himself in the line of fire, matters can become extremely messy (and expensive).

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.