Vancouver Island Lawyers

We serve clients throughout the mid to North Island including the Comox and Alberni Valleys.

We understand what it means to be Vancouver Islanders and our lawyers and staff are active participants in the communities we serve. We support local businesses and initiatives that drive the local economy, as well as our Island sports teams, the arts, and charitable organizations – all those things that make our communities unique and vibrant.

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ISLAND VALUES AND COMMUNITY FIRST

Commitment to community is a hallmark of our firm. In addition to an active sponsorship program for community organizations, many of our lawyers sit on boards, charities, and societies and work closely with community groups. The firm also has two members who have received the highest award given by the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch for community service which is unique in the province and demonstrates the depth of our commitment to the communities we serve.

B.C. Introduces Land Owner Transparency Register

On November 30, 2020, the Land Owner Transparency Act (“LOTA”) came into force in B.C. This legislation will impact almost everyone who acquires or currently holds an interest in land through a corporation, partnership, or trust. In particular, LOTA: requires disclosure by individuals who hold, directly or indirectly, beneficial interests in land in British Columbia through a…

Making sense of layoffs during a pandemic. Sheridan King featured on Island Thrive podcast.

Early in July, Sheridan King joined Dave Monahan and Paul Holmes, of Smart Dolphins IT Solutions on their podcast, Island Thrive. Sheridan provided an update on employment law issues in B.C.’s current economic climate, focusing on temporary layoffs and COVID-19. Sheridan reviewed a broad range of employment law concepts that come into play when a B.C. employer…

Employment Lawyer Sheridan King Talks Employer Considerations Regarding Temporary Layoffs During COVID-19

Sheridan King, a member of our employment law team, joined Dan Hurley (Director and Chair-Elect of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance) to contribute to a series being broadcast by VIEA to help Island businesses manage the challenges created by the pandemic. Sheridan gave an overview of temporary layoffs under the B.C. Employment Standards Act, with particular…

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