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What's in a Debt Claim?

Most of us understand debt collection on the surface (i.e. Person A owes Person B an amount of money), but what we don’t often see is the finer points of a debt claim and what should be included.

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Rethinking Discovery

Check out Chilwin's latest article published in the April 2018 issue of BarTalk.

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Preparing a Great Chronology

Lawyers work most efficiently and effectively when they have a detailed history of a dispute from a client. Lawyers frequently call them "case chronologies". A good case chronology helps a lawyer:

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Litigation Involving Out-of-Province Litigants

There is a body of law governing the international aspects of contracts.  First, the courts look to whether there is a clause in the contract that names a jurisdiction as the proper law of the contract and the place in which litigation will take place.

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BC Security Commission Multimillion Dollar Order + Penalty

The Court of Appeal recently affirmed the BC Securities Commission’s decision to impose significant fines on a purported financial advisor selling exempt market products

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Is there a deadline before which I must start my lawsuit?

In British Columbia (any other jurisdictions may have different rules), and with several exceptions, you must start your lawsuit within two years after you discover that you may have a lawsuit.

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