Simon Irving

Evidence at the CRT

The Civil Resolutions Tribunal (or CRT) is an administrative tribunal established by the BC government in 2012 to handle disputes between strata councils and property owners. In 2017, the tribunal’s jurisdiction was expanded to allow them to hear small claims disputes of $5,000 or less. The current BC government drastically expanded the tribunal’s jurisdiction to […]

Part 7 Benefits Denied for Violating Terms of License

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 BC NDP government to include determining when a person is […]

Risks of Settling Your “Minor Injury” Claim Early

Thanks to legislation brought in by the BC NDP government, people injured in motor vehicle accidents after April 1, 2019 could be subject to the “minor” injury cap on damages. Crucial to this determination is the definition of “minor” injury. If an injury is determined to be minor an individual’s award for pain and suffering […]

Needing Family Support and Care after an MVA

If you are injured in an accident, managing seemingly easy household chores and basic aspects of personal care can become challenging so much so that you may need someone else’s help. This could range from help with cleaning your home to help with bathing yourself. It can be very difficult and feel invasive to have […]

When ICBC’s Doctor Says You’re Not Suffering from PTSD

Car accidents don’t only cause physical injuries. People can suffer very real and debilitating psychological conditions as a result of being involved in an accident. These can include anxiety, depression and Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Unfortunately, because such injuries can’t be seen by the naked eye, ICBC will often say that those injuries don’t exist. […]

Small Claims Default Judgement

The first step in any BC Provincial Court case, often referred to as Small Claims, is for the defendant(s) to be served with a Notice of Claim. It is a requirement that if served within BC a Defendant must file a Reply within 14 days. If served outside BC the time period is 30 days. […]

Guaranteeing/Co-Signing Loans

It is important when signing as either a co-signer or guarantee that you review both the loan agreement and the borrower’s ability to repay the loan. It is vital that you discuss with the borrower there ability to make the loan payments and request documentation to show their financial position. It may feel awkward to […]

Small Claims Jurisdiction

It is important before commencing any legal action in the Provincial Court of British Columbia often referred to as the Small Claims court that the action is within the jurisdiction of the court. If you file in the wrong court it can have significant repercussions such as your case being dismissed and being unable to […]

Civil Resolution Tribunal

The BC government has announced its intent to bring in a cap of $5,500 for pain and suffering on minor injury claims as part of series of reforms for ICBC. The cap is currently scheduled to come into effect on April 1, 2019. Crucial to this alteration in the structure of injury claims will be […]

What Are Caps?

The attorney general of BC has recently indicated that personal injury caps may be implement in BC in response to the finance issues facing ICBC. Currently individuals in BC who are injured by a motorists have a right to sue for the damages they sustained as a result of the motorists negligence. Injury caps would […]

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