BREE HANKINS – SHAREHOLDER!

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Pihl Law Corp. is thrilled to announce Bree Hankins’ promotion to Shareholder in our firm! Her wealth of knowledge and passion for what she does is evident in all her endeavours, and we are proud to have those attributes (and her many other skills!) on our team.


Welcome Michael Sinclair

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We are proud to welcome Michael Sinclair to the Pihl Law team! Michael was previously a partner in a Kelowna law firm. He has also practiced in Vancouver and Alberta. Michael is a qualified family law and civil mediator with extensive experience in all areas of family law, and estate litigation. Contact Michael if you…


Welcome Brad Savoury

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We are delighted that Brad Savoury has joined the Pihl Law team! Brad is originally from Newfoundland, where he practiced in St John’s, and Gander, NL, before relocating to Alberta where he worked as in-house counsel for the City of Edmonton. Now practicing in Kelowna, his 11 years of experience in various jurisdictions and areas…


Welcome Remy Ventura

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We are delighted that Remy Ventura has joined the Pihl Law team. Remy has recently relocated to Kelowna from the Maritimes where she completed her Juris Doctor at the University of New Brunswick. Remy is looking forward to building a litigation practice with our firm. Contact Remy if you are looking for a friendly, intelligent, hardworking professional to provide…


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…


The Advantages of Hiring a Local Lawyer

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The Kelowna farmer’s market supplies local, high quality goods at competitive rates provided by people you know. Similarly, local lawyers bring many valuable benefits to the table that you should not forget about when retaining a lawyer. There are a plethora of talented personal injury lawyers in Kelowna. When you live in a town like…


Legal Advice-a-Thon & Other Free Resources

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Access Pro Bono will be hosting its seventh annual Pro Bono Going Public event throughout BC this September. The event is an outdoor legal ‘advice-a-thon’ and fundraiser for BC’s pro bono programs. Volunteer lawyers will provide free legal guidance to low- or moderate- income individuals. The open-air legal clinic will be held in Kelowna on…


Improving Access to Justice will Depend on Properly Funding Legal Aid

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There is a growing concern within our society and the legal profession over the increasing inability of average Canadians to access the justice system.  Improving access to justice will require innovations in a variety of areas, but an essential pillar of this will be the legal aid program funded largely by the Province, with limited…


Jury Duty: Can I get out?

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I just recently finished a 2-week trial. This time the trial was judge alone. However, in the not too distant past, I had a 3-week jury trial. Jury trials and judge-alone trials are vastly different. In general, with some exceptions, any party to an action can elect to have a jury in a civil matter. […]


Letters to Santa: An Innocent Christmas Tradition or a Legally Binding Contract

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My daughter writes letters to Santa every year outlining her wishes, desires and relentless reiterations of how good she has been this year, in the hopes that her good behaviour will be rewarded with a pile of presents under the tree on Christmas morning. The other day, she received a reply from Santa, sent straight […]