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Law Society of B.C. to carry out more law firm audits

Law Society of B.C. to carry out more law firm audits

The Law Society of B.C. is stepping up audits of law firms that handle trust accounts in practice areas it deems high risk.

B.C.’s real estate owner requirements a huge burden for clients, say lawyers

B.C.’s real estate owner requirements a huge burden for clients, say lawyers

Complying with British Columbia’s new real estate owner reporting requirements will create a lot of legal work and raise the price of real estate transactions, lawyers say.

Construction lien reform

Construction lien reform

As Ontario prepares to enact the second phase of its construction lien legislation, the other provinces are considering or implementing a similar new prompt payment and adjudication regime.

B.C. law society proposes rules to crack down on money laundering

B.C. law society proposes rules to crack down on money laundering

As the B.C. government continues its crackdown on money laundering, the Law Society of B.C. is proposing a rule change relating to trust funds plus issued guidelines for private loans agreements in a bid to protect lawyers from becoming collateral damage.

SCC hears case on Crown copyright in land registry case

SCC hears case on Crown copyright in land registry case

The Supreme Court of Canada on Friday heard a dispute over the copyright of land surveys, with interveners from across the legal community.

Pop-up legalities

Pop-up legalities

Despite the increasing popularity of online sales, the continued need for a tactile, hands-on shopping experience has led to the increasing popularity of pop-up shops in both malls and street-front spaces.