PRACTICE POINTS


Litigation

Preparing a Witness for Direct Examination
Current to: Septemeber 2017

The Ins and Outs of Fast Track Litigation
Current to: August 2017

Effective Advocacy
Current to: May 2017

The Plaintiff with Psychiatric/Psychological Issues: Thin Skull/Crumbling Skull, Mitigation, and the Consequent Assessment of Damages
Current to: January 2017

The Problem of Competing Multi-Jurisdictional Class Proceedings: A New Call for Direction
Current to: August 2016

Litigation in the Facebook Age: Creative Discovery through Cutting-Edge Internet Research on Parties and Witnessess
Current to: February 2016

Problems and Pitfalls in Representing an Insurer in Coverage Claims
Current to: September 2015

Practical Tips for Representing a Defendant in a Defamation Case
Current to: November 2014

Experience Hendrix, Please! Lesser Known Restitutionary Remedies Revisited
Current to: June 2014

Do No Harm (To Your Case): The Role of the Lawyer in Instructing the Medical Expert
Current to: May 2014

Welcome to the Party—Practical and Tactical Considerations in the Conduct of Multi-Party Litigation from the Plaintiff's Perspective
Current to: May 2014

Insurance and Post Project Dispute Resolution
Current to: May 2014

The Veritable Grand Slam: Motions to Strike in Class Proceedings
Current to: April 2014

The Growth of Online Dispute Resolution and Its Use in British Columbia
Current to: March 2014

Working with an Expert
Current to: October 2013

Privilege in Document Discovery
Current to: December 2013

The Ridiculous and the Sublime: Recent Trends in Employment Litigation that Every Litigator Needs to Know
Current to: September 2013

Five Easy Enough Pieces: The Nuts and Bolts of Factual Causation in Negligence after Clements
Current to: May 2013

Preparing Your Witness for Discovery
Current to: May 2013

New BC Limitation Act: Transition Issues
Current to: May 2013

Tips for Dealing with the Self-Represented Litigant
Current to: February 2013

Electronic Trials in BC: Today and in the Near Future—Primer
Current to: January 2013

Access to Justice for the Self Represented Class Member
Current to: January 2013

Cross-Examination of Psychiatrists and Neuropsychologists: A Medical Perspective
Current to: January 2013

Managing Litigation Costs
Current to: November 2012

Effectively Setting the Stage: Managing the Discovery Process—A Primer
Current to: September 2012

Chambers Applications
Current to: November 2011

Drafting Dispute Resolution Agreements: A Construction Lawyer’s Perspective
Current to: March 2012

Coping with Self-Represented Litigants in Supreme Court
Current to: February 2012

Civil Forfeiture in British Columbia - A Primer
Current to: February 2012

Conceptualizing and Presenting at Trial and on Appeal
Current to: September 2011

Strategic Use of Examinations for Discovery
Current to: September 2011

Examinations for Discovery: Techniques for Success
Current to: September 2011

Overview of Privilege and Confidentiality
Current to: June 2011

Causation in Medical Negligence Cases: A Perspective from British Columbia
Current to: June 2011

Dealing with the Self-Represented Litigant: Challenges and Strategy, or Things I Wish I Had Known Five Years Ago
Current to: June 2011

The Modern-Day Soapbox: Defamation in the Age of the Internet
Current to: April 2011

Intellectual Property Issues in Social Media
Current to: March 2011

Affidavit Tips: Baker’s Dozen
Current to: March 2011

Keeping a Lid on Pandora’s Box: Best Practices in Locating and Collecting Electronic Evidence
Current to: February 2011

Mental Disorders in Litigation
Current to: January 2011

Trial Preparation: Tips, Tricks and Tactics for Winning Your Trial
Current to: December 2010

Preparing the Expert for Trial
Current to: October 2010

Merger review under the Competition Act
Current to: October 2010

Ethical and practice questions for mediators
Current to: September 2010

Construction Litigation and the New Rules
Current to: August 2010

Broken Deals in Business Acquisitions
Current to: July 2010

Cross-examination
Current to: June 2010

View from the Bench
Current to: April 2010

The New Supreme Court Civil Rules —7 Major Changes
Current to: March 2010

Preparing Your Direct Examination
Current to: January 2010

Solicitor and Client Privilege in Civil Litigation Cases
Current to: January 2010

Discrimination in Human Rights Law Twenty Years After Andrews
Current to: December 2009

Western Canada Check-Up: BC Cases from June 2008 to October 2009
Current to: November 2009

The Duty to Disclose After Juman v. Doucette: Or Why the Rules Still Rule
Current to: November 2009

Green Building Initiatives
Current to: October 2009

BCSC refuses to vary will in favour of spouse who severed joint tenancy without informing testator (case digest)
Current to: October 2009

Litigation Strategy Part I
Current to: September 2009

Changes to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act: Date of Initial Bankruptcy Event, Wage Protection, Pension Plan Contributions, and Unpaid Suppliers
Current to: September 2009

Labour Law Update
Current to: September 2009

BC Court of Appeal awards substantial lump sum spousal support in wills variation decision (case digest)
Current to: August 2009

Commercial Leasing: Structuring and Managing Lease Relationships in a Recession—Tools and Strategies in Lease Drafting
Current to: August 2009

Recent Developments in Aboriginal Rights and Title Cases
Current to: August 2009

Docket Strangelove: or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Rules 18A, 66, and 68
Current to: June 2009

The Order Nisi
Current to: May 2009

Selecting Your Expert: Criteria to Determine the “Right” Expert for Your Case
Current to: May 2009

Tendering Basics
Current to: May 2009

Rule 37B: A Clean Slate?
Current to: April 2009

Real estate developers and FINTRAC reporting requirements
Current to: April 2009

Securities Class Actions and Secondary Liability in Canada: A New Day Dawning?
Current to: March 2009

Five Hot Privacy Topics
Current to: March 2009

Chambers Practice: One Master’s Views
Current to: February 2009

Unjust Enrichment Claims: Practical Considerations
Current to: February 2009

An Overview of Securities Regulation in British Columbia
Current to: February 2009

Judicial Review Fundamentals: How-to Tips, With a Focus on Federal Court
Current to: February 2009

Avoiding Drafting Errors in Family Law Practice
Current to: November 2008

BCSC sets aside summary judgment obtained in foreclosure proceedings (Case Digest)
Current to: November 2008

Probate Actions and the Rules of Court
Current to: November 2008

Crookes v. Wikimedia Foundation Inc.—Liability for internet publication
Current to: November 2008

Costs in Family Chambers
Current to: November 2008

BCSC allows summary dismissal of wills claim ( Case Digest)
Current to: October 2008

Pro Bono: Increased Need Brings Increased Opportunity
Current to: September 2008

The Consequences of Failure: Rule 37 and the Rise and Fall of the Formal Offer to Settle
Current to: September 2008

BC Supreme Court rules trust cheques do not constitute a lawyer’s undertaking (Case Digest)
Current to: August 2008

Professional Conflicts—Advising Personal Representatives on their Duties and Interests as Beneficiaries
Current to: September 2008

Contracts of Purchase and Sale for Income-Producing Properties
Current to: August 2008

Update on Case Law and Legislation (Personal Injury)
Current to: August 2008

Joint Tenancy
Current to: August 2008

Financing—Acting for Borrowers
Current to: July 2008

Causation in Tort Since Resurfice: Overview
Current to: July 2008

Ongoing Liabilities
Current to: July 2008

Property Transfer Tax: Unusual Transactions and Traps for the Unwary
Current to: July 2008

Mediation at the Labour Relations Board: A Cultural Shift
Current to: July 2008

The Paperless Office (Fact or Fiction)
Current to: June 2008

PPSA Practice Points, Traps and Pitfalls—What’s New?
Current to: June 2008

Implementing First Nation Land Use Plans: Challenges and Results
Current to: June 2008

BC Supreme Court awards costs against estate executors
(case digest)

Current to: June 2008

Real Property Assessment—Case Law Update
Current to: June 2008

Court of Appeal finds Employment Standards Act a comprehensive scheme (case digest)
Current to: May 2008

Court of Appeal considers support obligations of natural father and stepfather (case digest)
Current to: May 2008

Procurement: The Integrity of the Bidding Process and the Role of the Consultant
Current to: May 2008

Independent Cause of Action vs. an Independent Actionable Wrong—A Distinction without a Difference? Damages for Discrimination in the Civil Courts
Current to: May 2008

Land Title Act does not require registration of bare trust interest (case digest)
Current to: March 2008

Supreme Court confirms jurisdiction in defamation action against union (case digest)
Current to: April 2008

Retroactive Child Support: The Hiemstra Approach: Know Your Income—Know Your Obligation
Current to: April 2008

Court of Appeal considers arbitral decision on commissions and fiduciary duties (case digest)
Current to: April 2008

Practical Considerations Re: Custody, Access, and Guardianship
Current to: March 2008

Court of Appeal affirms Wills Variation Act decision (case digest)
Current to: March 2008

Forestry Case Law Update
Current to: February 2008

Pre-nuptial agreement varied (case digest)
Current to: February 2008

Privilege in Practice
Current to: January 2008

Court of Appeal rules shareholders’ agreement terminated by receiving order (case digest)
Current to: January 2008

Rules for new Small Claims pilot project now in force
Current to: November 2007

Some Properly Deferential Thoughts on Deference
Current to: November 2007

Joint Tenancy Update
Current to: November 2007

Construction claims and contracting strategies
Current to: March 2007

"And Now for Something Slightly Different: The British Columbia Oppression Remedy"
Current to: March 2007

Confidential Communications Between Solicitor and Client: Legal Advice Privilege
Current to: February 1 2007

Shareholders' Remedies: Lessons for Solicitors
Current to: November 2006

Acting for and Against ICBC
Current to: June 2006

Human Rights Considerations for the Self-Governing Professions
Current to: June 2006

Bridging the Gap: A Lawyer's View on Discovery of Electronic Documents
Current to: April 2006

Defending Personal Injury: Top Ten Tips on How to Avoid a Jury Mistrial
Current to: March 2006

Advocacy in Provincial Court: A View from the Bench
Current to: November 2001