Dispute Resolution

Commercial

Commercial Dispute 

Conflicts in the corporate world are almost unavoidable. It’s not uncommon to find significant variation in commercial practices and decision-making both across and within enterprises. In every workplace, partnerships may diverge, compensation disparities can grow contentious, and discrimination can tragically occur. Occasionally, commercial disputes like this may be addressed amicably, but often, they are more urgent and necessitate legal action.…

Divorce

Divorce Process in BC

Thousands of couples opt to end their relationship each year in British Columbia. Ending a relationship is no easy process. It takes time to properly heal from a separation.  After a year of separation, one of the least controversial reasons for divorce in British Columbia is marriage breakdown. The Supreme Court of British Columbia permits divorces based on marital dissolution.…

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changes will come into force on September 1, 2020, at which time the current Arbitration Act (the “Old Act”) will be repealed.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.…