Media Coverage Results

Title Date
Peter Roberts' article reprinted in the December issue of British Columbia Real Estate Developments.

Peter Roberts' article “How Should a Strata Deal with the Owner From Hell? - the Final Chapter” was reprinted in the December issue of British Columbia Real Estate Developments.  In this article, Peter examines a B.C. Court of Appeal decision that settles the question of whether or not the courts can force the sale of a strata unit as a remedy for a strata occupant’s failure to abide by strata rules and bylaws. The definitive answer is, given appropriate circumstances, the court can force such a sale.

27.1.14
Peter Roberts quoted in Globe and Mail article "Shared property owners in North Vancouver can force sale, B.C. Supreme Court rules"

Peter Roberts was quoted in the Globe and Mail discussing a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that a majority of owners in a common law condo complex  in North Vancouver can ask for a sale of the whole property. Peter, who acted in the case on behalf of the successful owners, said the ruling "is an important decision because it makes it clear that one small group of owners cannot block everyone else from selling."

21.1.14
Nicole Skuggedal quoted in Business in Vancouver article "Do You Know Where Your Mobile Workers Are?"

Labour and employment lawyer, Nicole Skuggedal, is quoted in the Business in Vancouver article “Do you know where your mobile workers are?” published on January 13, 2014 which discusses rulings from B.C.'s privacy commissioner to affirm employers' rights to track their employees with GPS technology while on the job.

13.1.14
Khaled Abdel-Barr and Kimberly Robertson have written an article for Business In Vancouver titled, "Digging For Relief: Restructuring Laws Helping Fill Financial Holes in Canada's Mining Sector".

Khaled Abdel-Barr and Kimberly Robertson's article, "Digging For Relief: Restructuring Laws Helping Fill Financial Holes in Canada's Mining Sector". was published in the print edition of Business In Vancouver on December 10, 2013.

10.12.13
Ritu Mahil is quoted in the Canadian Lawyer article "A Coming of Age for Family Status".

Lawson Lundell Associate Ritu Mahil is quoted in the Canadian Lawyer article "A Coming of Age for Family Status", which examines two Federal Court rulings that highlight discrimination against employees with childcare needs.

06.12.13
Geoff Dittrich wrote an article for Techvibes titled "How to Craft a Killer Pitch That Makes Your Startup Stand Out from the Rest"

Articling Student Geoff Dittrich has written a piece for Techvibes about the Lawson Lundell sponsored Plug and Play pitch competition which took place in Vancouver at the end of November.

05.12.13
Marko Vesely interviewed on CKNW's Phillip Till show. Discussion on public figures refusing to comment on something because it is "before the courts".

Marko Vesely was interviewed on CKNW's Phillip Till Show on November 8, 2013 where he talked about public figures claiming that something cannot be commented on because it is "before the courts".

08.11.13
BC Business publishes Mark Fancourt-Smith's article, "Trademark Doesn't Trump Usage"

Mark Fancourt-Smith's opinion piece, "Trademark Doesn't Trump Usage" was published in the BC Business online edition on November 6, 2013. The article discusses the dangers of choosing a brand name that a business in the same industry is already using.

06.11.13
Rita Andreone interviewed for Lexpert article "High Risk for the Status Quo"

Rita Andreone is quoted in the article, "High Risk for the Status Quo”, The article examines changes in executive compensation for Canadian companies.

05.11.13
Peter Roberts quoted in The Vancouver Sun article, "New school planned for downtown clears hurdle"

Peter Roberts is quoted in the article, "New school planned for downtown clears hurdle”. The school on Expo Blvd. is scheduled to open in the fall of 2015. It will house 510 students and boast a step-like design with part of the building cantilevered five metres over the adjacent Andy Livingstone Park.

01.11.13
Lexpert Special Edition on Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining publishes Lawson Lundell article on polar mining "The Next Frontier"

Chris Baldwin, Khaled Abdel-Barr and Karen MacMillan's article on polar mining, "The Next Frontier" was published in the Lexpert Special Edition on Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining on October 31, 2013.

31.10.13
The Vancouver Sun publishes Mark Fancourt-Smith's article, "Hardwood and handbags: What’s in a name? Opinion: Adoption of a competitor’s name is a risk"

Mark Fancourt-Smith's article, "Hardwood and handbags: What’s in a name? Opinion: Adoption of a competitor’s name is a risk" was published in The Vancouver Sun on October 31, 2013.  The article discusses how the registration of a trademark by a business may not be an ironclad guarantee of an exclusive right to use it.

31.10.13
Karen MacMillan interviewed by Global Business Reports for Mexico Mining Issue

Karen MacMillan was interviewed by Global Business Reports for their Mexico Mining issue published in October 2013.

31.10.13
Deborah Cushing quoted in The Vancouver Sun article, "WorkSafeBC to help implement new anti-bullying, harassment policies in B.C. workplaces"

Deborah Cushing is quoted in The Vancouver Sun article, "WorkSafeBC to help implement new anti-bullying, harassment policies in B.C. workplaces", published on October 30, 2013.

30.10.13
The Northern Miner publishes Deborah Cushing's article "What you need to know about changes to Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker program"

Deborah Cushing's article, "What you need to know about changes to Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker program", was published in the online edition of The Northern Miner on October 24, 2013. The article also appears in the print edition of the publication.

29.10.13
Deborah Cushing quoted in The Vancouver Sun article, "Employers face deadline to meet WorkSafeBC anti-bullying rules"

Deborah Cushing is quoted in The Vancouver Sun article, "Employers face deadline to meet WorkSafeBC anti-bullying rules" published on October 29, 2013.

29.10.13
John Smith quoted in Business in Vancouver article, "Challenges remain as B.C. joins Ottawa in creating joint securities regulator"

John Smith is quoted in the Business in Vancouver article, "Challenges remain as B.C. joins Ottawa in creating joint securities regulator", which discusses the B.C. and Ontario agreement-in-principle with the federal government to create a joint securities regulator overseeing both markets.

19.9.13
Peter Roberts quoted in The Vancouver Sun article, "OneCard ignites legal battle as community associations ask court to halt access card"

Litigator, Peter Roberts is quoted in the article, "OneCard ignites legal battle as community associations ask court to halt access card". Six community centre associations are suing the Vancouver parks board, alleging they have breached an operating partnership and are unjustly seeking to seize revenue and centralize control of the community centres.

19.9.13
Rita Andreone, QC quoted in The Law Society of BC Benchers' Bulletin article, "2013 Bencher election: A call for candidates"

Rita Andreone, QC is quoted in The Law Society of BC Benchers' Bulletin feature article, "2013 Bencher election: A call for candidates", where she discusses her experience as a Bencher.

18.9.13
John Olynyk quoted in Alberta Oil article, "An inside look at the bitter legal battle over cumulative impacts of oil sands activity"

John Olynyk is quoted in the Alberta Oil article, "An inside look at the bitter legal battle over cumulative impacts of oil sands activity" which discusses how unclear rules mean neither energy companies nor aboriginal groups understand where cumulative effects fit in the consultation process.

16.9.13