Frank Potts (1950 – 2022)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of our founding partners, Frank Potts. Frank was a formidable character, a brilliant legal mind and an extraordinary person. In his professional life, Frank could be an intimidating presence but what lay...

Welcome Michael Zimmerman

We are pleased to welcome Michael Zimmerman to the firm. Michael has joined our Family Group and is located in our Vancouver office. Michael’s robust knowledge of the systems, laws, policies and programs related to family law and child welfare as well as his many...

Welcome Aaron Lee

We are pleased to welcome Aaron Lee to the firm. Aaron has joined our General Litigation practice group and is located in our Vancouver office. Aaron focuses on civil and commercial litigation. He has assisted clients in a wide range of litigation matters, including...

Principles of Employment Law: Just Cause

In Reference Re Public Service Employee Relations Act (Alta), [1987] 1 S.C.R. 313, a leading Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC”) case, Chief Justice Dickson states:  “Work is one of the most fundamental aspects in a person’s life, providing the individual with a...

Underused Housing Tax

The Canadian government is one of the most recent jurisdictions to implement a tax on vacant or underused housing in an effort to increase the housing supply. The federal Underused Housing Tax Act (the “Act”) has put into place an annual 1% tax on the value of...