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.

Court Rules First Nations May Assert Unrecognized Rights and Titles in Private Litigation

Thursday, April 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Totem pole BC.

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal in the case of Saik’uz First Nation and Stellat’en First Nation v. Rio Tinto Alcan Inc., (2015 BCCA 154) overturning the chambers judge’s decision to strike a portion of the claim.

Procurement Disputes: A Block on the Road to Litigation

Tuesday, April 07, 2015 | Comments (0)

construction law

It is said that “All roads lead to Rome.” In the construction law context, this idiom may be modified to “All roads lead to court.”

Valuations and Goodwill in Family Asset Division

Monday, March 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

Valuations and Goodwill in Family Asset Division

The recent case of B.M.S. v. J.M.S. (2015 BCSC 385) emphasized the importance of business valuations in the family law context.