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Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

Earlier this month, in the case of Sahaluk v. Alberta (Transportation Safety Board), 2017 ABCA, the Alberta Court of Appeal struck down section 88.1 of Alberta’s Traffic Safety Act which required those charged with alcohol-related offences to immediately surrender their driver’s licence to peace officers – a suspension which remained in place until the disposition…

I’ll Take Legalese for 500

English, malleable language that it is, can be tedious and frustrating to learn. The grammar is flexible, the spelling fluctuates regularly, and many individual words have been wholesale robbed from other languages. James Nicoll was not far off when he said “English doesn’t borrow from other languages. English follows other languages down dark alleys, knocks…

Challenging A Will

Are you suspicious about the circumstances under which a family member or loved one prepared their Will? Does the Will include a gift that may be the result of undue influence? If you are looking to challenge a Will it is important that you can produce some objective evidence to challenge the bequest before commencing…

Reconstructing an Accident: Explaining How Your Injuries Happened

When we first meet with someone who was hurt in an accident, it’s important for us to learn how the accident happened.  For instance, in a car accident, we need to know details like how fast vehicles were travelling, where one vehicle impacted the other, and whether the passengers all had their seat belts on….

DBH Law Celebrates Chinese New Year 2017 at the HKCBA Gala

Chinese New Year is off to a great start, with DBH Law celebrating the Year of the Rooster at the Hong Kong Canada Business Association (HKCBA) gala on February 10. Over 500 business and political leaders attended the event, celebrating local connections with Asian commercial channels through Hong Kong.  Speakers included Lois Mitchell, the Lieutenant…

Big Brothers Big Sisters in the News

Big Brothers Big Sisters is committed to providing our young Canadians with the highest quality volunteer based mentoring programs.  We are so pleased to read about the organization’s dedicated volunteers and the long-lasting effects their contributions can have.  DBH Law is a very proud supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area –…

DBH Law – Celebrating 20 years of Legal Solutions

Our firm, DBH LLP or Demiantschuk Burke and Hoffinger LLP, was founded on October 1, 1996. While we have seen changes over the years, Nick Demiantschuk and Judy Burke, Q.C., continue to be partners. Over the years, we have been fortunate to work with excellent lawyers and dedicated staff. Our policy and unofficial motto has…

Bar Call of Madison Brush

On October 7, 2016, Nick Demiantschuk of DBH Law made an application before The Honourable Madam Justice Campbell for the admission of Madison Brush, our recent Articling Student, to the Alberta Bar.  Mr. Demiantschuk was successful in his application and Madison was called to the Bar.  Madison has decided to pursue a career in family…