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  • Substantial Damages Awarded for Defamatory Social Media Posts

    I’ve previously written on defamation within the context of social media and airing grievances about services on social media, and the recent decision of Rook v. Halcrow, 2019 BCSC 2253 continues to underscore that social media posts are public domain and that serious censure can follow defamatory s … Read more »

  • Leneigh Bosdet Presenting at Kelowna Women in Business Dinner and AGM

    Leneigh Bosdet will be presenting at the Kelowna Women in Business dinner and AGM on Wednesday January 15th at Rustic Reel Brewing Co. Leneigh will be presenting in her capacity as co-chair of the Okanagan Collaborative Family Law Group about the collaborative family law process as an alternative to … Read more »

  • Our Top Ten Articles in 2019

    Our ten most popular legal articles in 2019:   Jeremy Burgess: Breach of Contract and Repudiation: Affirm or Accept the Repudiation, Not Both   Vanessa DeDominicis: A Will for Canadian and Foreign Property   Colin Edstrom: Major Changes to Employment Standards Are Coming   Tom Fellhauer: Tax on Spli … Read more »

  • Fiduciary Duties of a Power of Attorney

    The BC Court of Appeal case of Meng Estate v Liem 2019 BCCA 127 confirmed that a person acting under a power of attorney owes a fiduciary duty to the donor. This is a duty of the utmost good faith where the donee (attorney) is obligated to place the interests of the donor first. At a minimum these o … Read more »

  • What is the Probate Notice Period… AND Who is Entitled to Notice that Probate is Being Applied For?

    Rule 25-2 of the Supreme Court Civil Rules requires Notice to be sent to beneficiaries, next of kin, and sometimes others, “at least 21 days” before the Executor files the Probate application materials with the Court. Section 121 of the Wills Estates and Succession Act requires that Notice, in accor … Read more »