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Presentation – Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 – “The Importance of agreements in family law”

September 5, 2018 Category Community, News, Our Latest Insight

Join our family lawyers Emma Neary and Jim Monier-Williams for their free presentation open to the public on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 from 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Location:  Oak Bay Library meeting room, 1442 Monterey Ave, Victoria BC, V8S 4W1. The presentation will address the following issues: What is a cohabitation/prenuptial agreement and why you […]

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Assisted Death in Canada

October 11, 2017 Category Incapacity Planning, Our Latest Insight

The right to seek assistance with suicide was illegal prior to Canada v. Carter, a Supreme Court of Canada decision from 2015, in which the Court made a unanimous ruling that the current laws prohibiting physician-assisted suicide were repugnant to section 7 of the Charter.  The Court proposed an exemption which would allow a competent […]

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Canadian Private Corporations Upset

July 26, 2017 Category News, Our Latest Insight

On July 18, 2017, Canada’s Minister of Finance, William Morneau, released the consultation paper “Tax Planning Using Private Corporations” and corresponding draft legislation. The paper is a follow-up to the 2017 Federal Budget, which identified tax-planning strategies that owners of private corporations are utilizing to gain what the government views as unfair tax advantages. The […]

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To the Viktor goes the spoils

May 4, 2017 Category Our Latest Insight

To the “Viktor” go the spoils…. that is, anywhere but BC Only in BC can an adult child challenge his/her parents’ will on the basis that it is not “fair.” Our courts can, and regularly do, vary wills on the basis that the provisions are unfair to a particular person in a will, or more […]

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