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  • Class Actions  -  Remember Canada's "Tainted Blood Scandal" resulting in the largest class action of its time?  Find out about Class Actions in B.C..

  • Buying or selling a business  -  What to investigate. Whether to buy assets or shares. The steps in buying or selling a business.

  • Buying or Selling a Condominium  -  What to look for in buying a condominium or townhouse, and what to have your lawyer review.

  • Buying a franchise  -  Buying the right to use a company's business systems and brand name.

  • Buying or selling a home  -  What to watch for and what all that fine print means when you're buying your dream home.

  • Civil Litigation  -  "See you in court!" Find out what this really means.

  • Commercial Leases  -  When you start a business, you will usually need to lease office, industrial, or retail space. Learn about what to expect and how to negotiate.

  • Criminal Law  -  "You're under arrest!" Learn your rights at our criminal law section.

  • Employment Standards  -  The Employment Standards Act governs employee rights and employer obligations in B.C..

  • Family Law  -  Divorce, custody, dividing property, maintenance. What to expect from the courts.

  • Human Rights in the Workplace  -  How the B.C. Human Rights Code protects employees against discrimination in the workplace.

  • Immigration  -  Business and family immigration, student and work authorizations, and more.

  • Incorporations  -  The steps to forming your own company in B.C.

  • Medical Malpractice  -  Any doctor, nurse or hospital that has charge of a patient has a duty to provide proper care to the patient. Find out what happens if they don't.

  • Partnership and shareholders' agreements  -  Issues to consider when going into business with others, and putting your promises in print.

  • Personal injury-ICBC  -  How to negotiate with ICBC if you're involved in a motor vehicle accident.

  • Probate and estates  -  Managing and distributing an estate after someone passes away.

  • Refugee Law  -  Boat people, Kosovars, and Athletes; who qualifies as refugees?

  • Trademarks  -  While it's said that "A good name is better than great riches", a good trademark can give you both. Before you spend time and monies to build up your brand name, find out how you can protect your rights.

  • Wills  -  Writing a will that says what you want it to.

  • Wrongful dismissal  -  When an employee has been fired or demoted without reasonable notice or adequate severance pay.

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