Oct 7, 2021
Want to article at a top B.C. law firm? Read this first
Mohammed Hussain

Some people might think that just graduating from law school means you’re free to become a lawyer, but it’s not that simple. After earning their degree, grads must find an articling job—essentially an apprenticeship where they work under another lawyer.

Jun 30, 2021
The Post-Pandemic Workplace
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Roper Greyell As the province slowly opens up, employers have several factors to consider in bringing employees back to work. Is it economically feasible? Do mental health concerns preclude a full return? Will the company require mandatory vaccinations for employees? The considerations may feel overwhelming, but the experts at Roper...

Jun 24, 2021
B.C. non-profit creates Canada's first pro bono virtual family mediation project
Saphiya Zerrouk

With the majority of business being conducted virtually for the better part of a year, many organizations have become more comfortable with online platforms. Take the Access Pro Bono Society of B.C. (APB), for example. With the support of the British Columbia...

Apr 14, 2021
How a Victoria whisky distiller pledges to fight a “ridiculous, frivolous” lawsuit
Nathan Caddell

There are a few elements to Graeme Macaloney being sued by the Scotch Whisky Association for, among other things, using his own name. The first is that Macaloney, who talks with a thick Scottish accent that shows zero sign of fading...

Jan 29, 2021
The Innovators: Themis Solutions wants to make legal services cheap and universal
Michael McCullough

Developing Clio, the leading software platform for law firms to track billable hours, manage cases and invoice clients, helped Themis Solutions raise US$250 million–the most ever for a B.C. startup–from two American growth equity firms in 2019 for a minority...

Dec 4, 2020
Intellectual Property in a Pandemic?

BCBusiness + Oyen Wiggs Securing and leveraging IP rights may not be at the top of your mind during these challenging times. But ensuring that your organization has a robust IP strategy in place will help you to weather this pandemic while positioning your organization for success in the recovery. Here are...

Jul 14, 2020
Three Alternatives to Courtroom Settlement

BCBusiness + Hart Legal If you have a family court date coming up, you may be feeling overwhelmed with emotions—anxiety, depression and anger are totally normal, but not always necessary. Going to court is not always necessary. There are other options...

Apr 8, 2020
Richards Buell Sutton LLP and Manthorpe Law Joining Forces
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Richards Buell Sutton LLP The beginning of 2020 brought new horizons for clients at Manthorpe Law Offices (MLO) and Richards Buell Sutton LLP (RBS). The firms merged on January 1, expanding RBS’s wide range of legal services to the Lower Mainland and extending a broader range of services to MLO...

Apr 7, 2020
Inheritance Battles Are on the Rise in BC

BCBusiness + Hammerberg Lawyers LLP “Inheritance disputes are becoming increasingly common in BC,” says Krista Simon, partner at Hammerberg Lawyers LLP, a Vancouver law firm that specializes in dispute resolution and litigation. Laws exist to provide protection for beneficiaries and disinherited family members to ensure both fair distribution of an estate and...

Apr 1, 2020
5 tips for handling commercial leases and contracts during COVID-19 and beyond
Nick Rockel

With rent due on April 1, the COVID-19 crisis has left commercial landlords and their cash-strapped tenants scrambling to figure out a way forward. Looking ahead, the outbreak could also see pandemic clauses become a standard feature of commercial leases and agreements. For some tips on dealing with leases and contracts...

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