Month: November 2020

Pavlovich v. Danilovic, 2020 BCCA 239

The BC Court of Appeal recently heard an appeal from a BC Supreme Court decision granting the daughter of a deceased a declaration that her brother held two properties in-trust for the benefit of the deceased’s estate.Pavlovich v. Danilovic, 2020 BCCA 239 concerned a deceased father and his two children, Ljuba and Alexander. The wife […]

Getting Out of a Settlement Agreement

For one reason or another, a party to a lawsuit may want to get out of a settlement agreement reached with the opposing party. This is easier said than done as illustrated in the recent case of Wannan v. Hutchison, 2020 BCSC 1233.In that case, the plaintiff claimed damages for injuries and losses allegedly suffered […]

Being Represented by a Lawyer at the CRT

In all levels of court within British Columbia, persons have the right to be represented by legal counsel. This is not necessarily the case with the Civil Resolutions Tribunal (or CRT). The CRT is governed by the Civil Resolution Tribunal Act, S.B.C. 2012, c. 25 which sets out in section 20; 20   (1) Unless otherwise provided […]

Mu v. ICBC, 2020 BCCRT 432

As discussed in our previous posts, the Civil Resolutions Tribunal (or CRT) is an administrative tribunal originally established by the BC government in 2012 to handle disputes between strata councils and property owners. In 2019 the jurisdiction of the CRT was significantly expanded by the NDP Government to include determining when a person is entitled […]