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From the Courtroom to Zoom

In early June, I acted as counsel for the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (the largest regulatory health college in the Province) in a two-day appeal. In a future post

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Farewell to Cory and Welcoming Chelsea

We welcome Chelsea Salindong to the Ascendion Law team as our new Legal Administrative Assistant.

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Ascendion Law Preserves Acquittal on Distracted Driving Appeal

Are you “using” a cellphone if it is disabled from use and you are simply moving it? According to the Court of Appeal, the answer is “yes” under BC’s Distracted Driving laws.

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Newly-renovated space to share

We're looking for a Litigator to share our newly-renovated space at 789 West Pender Street.

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WorkSafeBC and Planning for COVID-19

COVID-19 presents considerable challenges for BC businesses, employers and workers. Ascendion Law works with employers in navigating WorkSafeBC matters, and we wanted to highlight three key issues to keep in mind as you manage your business and protect your workers in this new environment.

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Legislating a suspension of breach of contract due to COVID-19

The provincial government should introduce legislation to prohibit the right to sue for breach of contract when the alleged breach is

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The benefits of decision analysis

Most litigators who have benefitted from participating as counsel in a few trials can assess, with reasonable confidence, whether their client has a "strong" or a "weak" case.

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WorkSafeBC’s exponential penalty policy: more money, fewer penalties

In 2016, WorkSafeBC revised how it calculates penalties against employers, and the effects can now be seen.

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WorkSafeBC’s Health and Safety Guidelines

WorkSafeBC publishes explanatory documents called “Occupational Health and Safety Guidelines” on every part of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation and many sections of the Workers Compensation Act and Policy. The guidelines provide additional information on the Regulation and the Act.

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Fix your corporate year-end headaches with rectification orders

Corporate law practice presents many opportunities to commit minor slips and errors. Shareholders go missing. Paralegals forget to file annual reports. Resolutions transpose vertical amalgamation approvals for horizontal amalgamations.

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