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Purchasing

Warranties and Representations

The process of purchasing or selling a business is comparable to the process of making other significant purchases or sales in one’s lifetime. Sellers want to be transparent with possible purchasers about the business they are selling, and buyers want to have a complete understanding of the business they are buying. A QUESTION OF PURCHASE Due diligence and the acceptance…

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.…

Genetics and the Law

In 2017, Parliament enacted the Genetic Non‑Discrimination Act (the “Act”). The Act was created to protect Canadians genetic information, who otherwise would be forced to take a genetic test or provide the results to employers and insurance companies. The Act introduced the first nationwide penalty against genetic discrimination, including a fine up to one million dollars and/or imprisonment for five…

Franchising in British Columbia: Advantages and Disadvantages Franchisors and Franchisees Should Consider

On February 1, 2017, British Columbia (B.C.) became the sixth province in Canada to introduce franchise legislation with the coming into force of the Franchises Act, and Franchises Regulations, respectively. Whether you are inquiring into becoming or already are a practicing franchisor or franchisee, you should be informed as to what your legal obligations and rights are when franchising in…

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.…

COVID-19: Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Explained

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the details for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program on April 24, 2020. The program aims to provide the support needed by small businesses experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The government hopes that introducing this program will contribute towards a quicker and easier economic rebound once restrictions are lifted. In…