Month: May 2019

Residential Tenancies: Changes to the Residential Tenancy Act

Over the last year, there have been substantial changes to the Residential Tenancy Act and Regulation affecting the relationship between tenants and landlords. The biggest change is the removal of vacate-clauses from fixed-term tenancy agreements unless the tenancy unit is going to be occupied by the landlord or a family member. In the past, these […]

Stapleton v. Andrew

Greg Phillips and Simon Irving just received Reasons for Judgement awarding a young woman more than $161,000 in damages for injuries she suffered in a motor vehicle accident. While driving home after work one night, our client was rear-ended by a distracted driver. The driver tried to flee the scene, but fortunately was followed by […]

Career Plans Derailed by Car Accident

People injured in car accidents often struggle to manage the demands of their job. If a person’s capacity to fully perform the requirements of their chosen career are projected to continue into the future, he or she is entitled to be compensated for that loss. But what about people who are not established in a […]

What are Caps & Why are they Unfair?

As of April 1, 2019, all motor vehicle accidents that occur in BC will be subject to a new set of rules brought in by the provincial government last year. The most significant change is the imposition of a cap on damages for pain and suffering for those who suffer “minor injuries”. Injury caps are […]