YES! In Shopyk Estate, 2017 BCSC 2335, the validity of handwritten notes was brought to question during the estate litigation. A Deceased made a Will in 1995 which gave different shares to each of his two siblings and three nieces and nephews as residual beneficiaries. The Deceased became ill and prior to his death, told … Continued
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Understanding Benefits for Injury and Illness from Work If you are injured at work or during the course of performing work duties, you must report your work accident details to your Employer, your treating physician, and to WorkSafe BC. If you are injured while driving a motor vehicle for work, you may be able to … Continued
Did you have an accident while away from home? Knowing the difference between travel and liability insurance What you need to do now What you need to know if you have been injured while travelling It’s not pleasant to think about personal injuries when we are about to embark on a fun getaway, but accidents … Continued
Six Answers To This Vitally Important Question In 1974, the government created ICBC – the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia – to make sure every driver in the province is protected by basic auto insurance. This not only protected the driver, it also protected passengers and the public. If anyone was injured in an accident, … Continued
Generally, if something breaks in your strata lot – like a pipe, toilet or appliance – and it causes damage that is covered by the strata’s insurance, then you as the owner will be on the hook to pay the strata’s deductible. All the strata needs to prove is that you were ‘responsible’ for the … Continued
You can probably recall a time where you were waiting to turn left, across oncoming traffic, to either enter a parking lot or another street. Sometimes, your view is obstructed and another motorist “waves” or “gestures” for you to go ahead. The Courts have been clear…MORE First Published May 29, 2015
If you’ve been let go from your job and decide to file a claim for wrongful dismissal against your former employer, you must remember that you have a duty to mitigate your damages following your dismissal. What this means is that you have an obligation to look for and obtain new, comparable employment, which would … Continued
You may have heard about a Representation Agreement before, which is a key legal document that a person in British Columbia needs to plan for their own personal health care. A Representation Agreement is a legally enforceable document that can be used if you are not able to speak for yourself. If you are unconscious … Continued
People often think discrimination applies only to racial and ethnic differences, but as DBM always advises our clients, the BC Human Rights Code covers much more than that. The Code prevents employers from discriminating against potential employees due to race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or the conviction of an “offence that is unrelated to the employment … Continued
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