News & Publications Results
|“British Columbia Creditor’s Remedies, An Annotated Guide”||Annual, to date|
|Law Society Practice Checklists – Examination in Aid of Execution||Annual, to date|
|BC Budget Update - Corporate Tax Cut
The small business corporate income tax rate will be reduced from 2.5% to 2% effective April 1, 2017. This means that the combined Federal and Provincial tax rate for small business income, up to $500,000 per year, will be 12.5% in British Columbia (subject, of course, to any changes coming in the Federal Budget).
|Ken Burns quoted in Benefits Canada||21.2.17|
|"Crossing Borders: The Top 10 Differences Between Litigating in the U.S. and Canada", The Lawyers Log Book, Vol 6., No. 2, pg. 44-45 (Winter 2016 - 2017), Author||31.1.17|
|Corporate Governance and Directors' Duties in Canada: Overview
The Q&A gives a high level overview of board composition, the comply or explain approach, management rules and authority, directors’ duties and liabilities, transactions with directors and conflicts, company meetings, internal controls, accounts and audit, institutional investors and reform proposals.
|BC Employers Subject to New Requirements Regarding Joint Health and Safety Committees and Worker Health and Safety Representatives
Michelle Jones’ article, “BC Employers Subject to New Requirements Regarding Joint Health and Safety Committees and Worker Health and Safety Representatives,” examines WorkSafeBC’s approval of three new sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR): Evaluation of Joint Committees, Minimum Training Requirements and Participation in Incident Investigations.
|Laura Duke Contributes to Project Law Blog||05.1.17|
|Video Surveillance and Individual Privacy Rights: BC Privacy Commissioner Issues First Ever Audit and Compliance Report
David Gibbons and Nicole Skuggedal's article “Video Surveillance and Individual Privacy Rights: BC Privacy Commissioner Issues First Ever Audit and Compliance Report” discusses the OIPC issuing its first ever Audit and Compliance Report following an audit of a private sector business. In particular, in the "Report" the Commissioner determined that a medical clinic’s use of video and audio surveillance was unauthorized and excessive.
|Contract Law Update: Developments of Note (2016)
This paper discusses contract law issues including decisions of relevance to commercial lawyers and business leaders giving a snapshot of particular principles of interest that arose in case law over the past 12 months.This year she examines topics such as: the standard of review on contract interpretation issues; anti-oral amendments; unilateral or bilateral contracts, limitations law as applied to continuing breaches of contract, penalty clauses updates, duty of good faith performance and rights of first refusal and contract clauses vesting a party with descretion.
|CRTC Releases CASL Decision Clarifying the Limits of Implied Consent
Lisa Chamzuk and Nicole Skuggedal’s article “CRTC Releases CASL Decision Clarifying the Limits of Implied Consent” discusses the first written reasons issued by Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in an Anti-Spam case under Canada’s legislation (CASL). In particular, the CRTC decision provides guidance on the scope of the “conspicuous publication” exemption and on the penalties likely to be levied under CASL.
|Peter Tolensky and Edward Wilson Contribute Chambers Canada’s Real Estate BC Overview
Peter Tolensky and Ed Wilson from Lawson Lundell’s Real Estate Group contributed to Chambers Canada’s Overview: REAL ESTATE: An Introduction to British Columbia. This overview examines British Columbia’s active real estate market in 2016, with a particular focus on the Metro Vancouver area.
|Laura Bevan quoted in Canadian Business Franchise Magazine
Laura Bevan is quoted in the Canadian Business Franchise article, "Franchise locations must be known prior to disclosure document", published on October, 17 2016. This article examines how franchisee Raibex Canada in Mississauga, Ont., was entitled to rescind its franchise agreement with All Star Wings and Ribs (ASWR) because the franchise location and the head lease were not established before the disclosure document was provided.
|Lawson Lundell Partner Lewis Manning is mentioned in the Daily Oil Bulletin article, “Alberta Court of Appeal Reserves Decision in RedWater Energy Court Case."
Lawson Lundell Partner Lewis Manning is mentioned in the Daily Oil Bulletin article, “Alberta Court of Appeal Reserves Decision in RedWater Energy Court Case."
|Changes Afoot on the Canadian Governance Front
Rita Andreone, QC, ICD.D’s article “Changes Afoot on the Canadian Governance Front” discusses potential amendments to National Instrument 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices (NI 58-101), Form 58-101F1 Corporate Governance Disclosure, and to Bill C-25, the Canada Business Corporations Act.
For the full article please see the above pdf.
|Sheila MacPherson and Sandra MacKenzie quoted in Financial Post article, "Chambers Canada 2017: Legal practice in the Arctic requires special expertise"
Sheila MacPherson and Sandra MacKenzie were quoted in Financial Post article, "Chambers Canada 2017: Legal practice in the Arctic requires special expertise" which acknowledges the differences of practising law in the North by launching a new category: General Business Law: Northern Canada and Arctic.
|Rob Sider quoted in The Province
On October 3, 2016 Rob Sider was quoted in The Province article, "Stress leaves exploit a medical and legal grey area." This article discusses an increase of stress-related medical leaves in Canada which result in a medical and legal "grey area" one that employers have limited ability to manage.
|Stuart Breen quoted in the National Post article,"Stock prices fuel Canadian acquisitions"
Jim Middlemiss from the National Post, "Stock prices fuel Canadian acquisitions" quotes Stuart Breen on the condition of the markets and its effect on M&A transactions.
|2016 CAPL Conference – A&D Topical Issues||19.9.16|
|Canada Chapter: The International Comparative Legal Guide to Mining Law 2017
Senior Mining Partners, Karen MacMillan and Khaled Abdel-Barr have written the Canadian chapter of this year's International Comparative Legal Guide: Mining Law. Read the full chapter about their projections of the industry for 2017.