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  • Electronic Wills

    The British Columbia Government has introduced legislation to enable courts to accept electronic wills and to permit the remote witnessing of wills. The changes will benefit British Columbians who, for example, have a disability, are quarantined, live in rural or remote communities, or would have di … Read more »

  • Landowners – Requirement to file documents in the Land Owner Transparency Registry (LOTR) by November 30, 2021

    Land Owner Transparency Registry Effective November 30, 2020, the Land Owner Transparency Act (British Columbia) (“LOTA”) came into force, introducing certain disclosure obligations regarding beneficial ownership of land in British Columbia. LOTA requires certain owners of land to file a “Transparen … Read more »

  • Charity Law Update

    Many of our clients operate or are involved in the administration of charitable entities, registered with the Charities Directorate of Canada Revenue Agency.  From time to time, we update our clients and those involved in the operation and governance of registered charities, on new developments and … Read more »

  • Estate Planning – It’s All in the Detail

    As recently as our last quarterly client newsletter, we addressed the question of what happens when a person in British Columbia dies without a will, and why a thorough estate plan is so important.  In August of this year, a Supreme Court of British Columbia case determined that showing true testame … Read more »

  • BC Foreign Buyer’s Tax is Constitutional

    On July 5th, 2021, the British Columbia Court of Appeal ruled that the province’s foreign buyer’s tax is constitutional. This appeal concerned the constitutionality of an additional property transfer tax imposed by the Province of British Columbia, known as the foreign buyer’s tax. At the time the t … Read more »