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Parents and their Child’s Property

June 3, 2020 Category News, Our Latest Insight

Many parents assume that they have a legal right to hold and manage their child’s monies, or other assets, without limitation. This assumption was correct under B.C. law until 2013 when the Family Law Act (the “Act”) was proclaimed. The Act sets out who can hold and manage a child’s money or other assets. A […]

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Covid 19 Policy at Horne Coupar LLP – May 21, 2020

May 26, 2020 Category News

OVERVIEW AND PERSPECTIVE The firm has been relatively proactive in developing a COVID-19 policy from the initial email of March13, 2020 and subsequent updates. It is important to address our situation on Vancouver Island in a comparative context.  We have been as successful as any Western jurisdiction in containing the first wave of the virus.  […]

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Important news regarding Representation Grants and estates

April 22, 2020 Category News

If you are an executor and have a Representation Grant dated October 23, 2019 or later, you should be aware that the suspension of all legal limitation periods effective March 27, 2020.  This suspension applies to the 210 day period from the grant of probate prohibiting distributions from an estate in s. 151 of the Wills […]

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COVID-19 Announcement

March 17, 2020 Category News

Horne Coupar LLP has been closely monitoring developments with respect to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. Our priority is to protect the health and wellbeing of our clients, our staff, and our larger community. We also remain committed to providing our clients with uninterrupted service during this time. Accordingly, upon the advice of health […]

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The Executor’s Right of Renunciation

March 5, 2020 Category News, Our Latest Insight

In British Columbia, an individual named as an Executor in a will can choose to decline to act at the time of the willmaker’s death.  ( see section 104 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act of BC – the “WESA”). If refusing to act, the Executor is said to be renouncing. To renounce is […]

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Congratulations to Jan Brister!

February 20, 2020 Category News, Uncategorised

Many congratulations to the recently retired Jan Brister, who has received the Linda Barnes award from the Victoria Bar Association. We are so proud of her!

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Tripleshot Cross Fondo – October 20, 2019

October 17, 2019 Category Community, News

Horne Coupar LLP are proud sponsors of the 4th Tripleshot Cross Fondo event taking place on October 20, 2019. Here is a video taken at last year’s event:   For more details:

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Congratulations to our Articling Student, Kendra Marks

September 5, 2019 Category News

Kendra was recently awarded a Founders Award in Law in Honour of Cox Gow Hutchison by the Victoria Bar Association. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating student who is articling in Victoria, and who has made an outstanding contribution to the educational experience of their fellow students, and has demonstrated a commitment to public […]

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Wills Variation Legislation allowing an independent adult child to vary a Will is found unconstitutional in Nova Scotia

August 29, 2019 Category Estate Litigation, Our Latest Insight

In Lawen Estate v Nova Scotia (Attorney General), the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia ruled that testamentary autonomy is protected under section 7 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms (“the Charter”). Consequently, it found that sections 2(b) and 3(1) of the Testators’ Family Maintenance Act (“the TFMA”) violated section 7 of the Charter and […]

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Marine Biology and Gastronomy mash up – August 20, 2019

August 22, 2019 Category Community, News

On August 20, 2019 partners Fiona Hunter and Paula Bosenberg attended a fundraising event hosted by Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours, “An IntiMate and Interactive Evening AT SEA” with Chef Ned Bell. Proceeds went towards raising awareness and funds for cetacean research in the Salish Sea and Ocean Wise’s new […]

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