Dispute Resolution

Legislative changes to Modernize Domestic Arbitrations in British Columbia: The New Arbitration Act

On  February 19, 2020, the British Columbia (BC) government introduced Bill 7 – 2020: Arbitration Act (the “New Act”) to redefine and modernize arbitration proceedings in BC. By way of Order in Council, these changes will come into force on September 1, 2020, at which time the current Arbitration Act (the “Old Act”) will be repealed.  Key Changes in the…

Dispute Resolution & Arbitration: What to Consider When Entering into a Commercial Agreement in British Columbia

Conflict in commercial relationships happen, and the mechanisms chosen to handle these disputes should be given a sufficient amount of thought and planning. All too often, parties turn to litigation to resolve their legal disputes before considering other dispute resolution processes. One process that has become increasingly visible and relied upon as an effective alternative to pursuing litigation is arbitration.…