Cannabis Legalization: What’s Really Changed?

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Cannabis has been in the news a lot lately with the recent legalization and the events leading up to it. Now that it is legal, have we seen many changes, though? Here in BC we have not seen as many changes as we thought would occur. One of the reasons behind this, is that there…


Handling Changes During Construction

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Changes to the scope of work are one of the most disputed areas in construction projects. It’s often an issue because changes usually increase costs and the parties dispute over who should cover the costs. This type of conflict can stem from many factors. A common cause is a lack of clarity or understanding of…


Welcome Nathan MacDermott

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We are delighted that Nathan MacDermott has joined the Pihl Law team. Nathan was called to the Bar in May after completing his Articles with our firm. Nathan’s practice will be focused in commercial litigation and construction law, an area he is very familiar with having owned and operated a construction company in the Okanagan…


Shareholders’ Agreements: Important Business Insurance

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Everyone knows that accidents happen.  That’s why many of us carry insurance- on our homes, on our lives, and on our businesses. But, if you’re running a small privately held company, have you ever considered insuring your relationship with your shareholders? Maybe the answer is yes and you’ve wisely had a shareholders’ agreement drafted.  Great.…


Making a Real Impact With Charitable Donations

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Canadians love to give to charity.   A 2010 Statistics Canada report suggests that 84% of Canadians over 15 years donated to charitable and nonprofit organizations at an average donation of around $446 per year (a total of $10.6 billion a year). Whether to support an organization that has touched their life in a meaningful way, a school or university that…


Is Mediation Right For You?

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Spring is here and its that time of year when home owners want to change things around the house and consider getting some renovations carried out.  A contractor is located, some plans are drawn up and things get started; unfortunately, sometimes what starts out as a positive project turns into a potential nightmare for both…


What Do I Do After I’ve Been in a Motor Vehicle Accident? Part 12 of 12

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In this twelve-part blog series, personal injury lawyers Bree Hankins and Adrienne Staley discuss important steps to follow after a motor vehicle accident and what you need to know about making a personal injury claim. Part 12 focuses on what happens if we have to go to trial. I’ve just been in a motor vehicle accident, what should I…


What Do I Do After I’ve Been in a Motor Vehicle Accident? Part 11 of 12

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In this twelve-part blog series, personal injury lawyers Bree Hankins and Adrienne Staley discuss important steps to follow after a motor vehicle accident and what you need to know about making a personal injury claim. Part 11 focuses on the case settlement process. I’ve just been in a motor vehicle accident, what should I do? Getting Treatment I can’t…