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I have been fired! What should I do?
January 6th 2017

What are your options when you are fired. What is wrongful termination and when can you sue your former employer? What is the difference between termination "without cause" and "for cause". What is a fair severance payment and when should you talk to an employment lawyer?

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Undue Influence
January 4th 2017

Undue influence is a common element of elder abuse that can be hard to prove but is a common source of estate litigation. Elderly people who are in poor mental or physical health are at greater risk of undue influence when making new wills . Changes to British Columbia legislation have made it more easy to challenge wills on the basis of undue influence when a relationship of dependence can be demonstrated between the will maker and the person accused of exerting undue influence.

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Medical Evidence for Your ICBC Claim
December 1st 2016

If you have been in an automobile accident and don't have a family doctor, you may find it difficult to obtain the necessary evidence for your ICBC claim. If you have been injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident or other automobile accident you can improve your claim by following this advice. Clearly, standing in line at the walk-in clinic, in the early morning, in the freezing cold, is not an appealing thought. However, as harsh as it sounds, stand in the lines and see the doctor if you are still in pain. The doctor may be able to order further investigations or treatment methods to identify and deal with the source of your pain. Don’t procrastinate! ICBC’s lawyers often make the argument that… injured people go to the doctor. If your injuries are not recorded in the doctor’s records, they probably don’t exist.

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Help! I have been served with a lawsuit
November 1st 2016

What should you do when you are sued as a result of an injury caused by car accident. Information about your personal Injury claim and ICBC insurance coverage.

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Estate Planning For Blended Families
August 1st 2016

Blended families have become commonplace in Canadian society. A blended family consists of a couple and children form previous relationships. There has been a shift in how Canadians view marriage and it now common for people to have two or more spouses over their lifetime. This change in Canadian Families has created new challenges in law, particularly in the areas of estates. It is common for a person to die leaving a spouse and children from a prior relationship. Very often the spouse has children of his or her own and may have a will that leaves their entire estate to these children. Accordingly, it is extremely important that people who have blended families take particular care to make an estate plan that balances the interests of their children and spouse.

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Sica Awards
September 16th 2014

Congratulations to David Hughes for receiving an Owner Consultant Award from SICA!

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SICA
December 30th 2013

In December 2013, David Hughes became a Professional Representative to the Board of the Southern Interior Construction Association (SICA).

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Talking to Canadians about Privacy
February 2nd 2013

The Canada Privacy Symposium was held in Toronto this past May. As part of the symposium, David co-presented a session with Elizabeth Denham on the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia entitled Getting It Right: Accountability and Your Privacy Program".

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