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Five Points in Life to Consider Estate Planning

It is always good practice to check-in with your estate plan following significant changes in life. Events like a birth in the family, a marriage, divorce, or purchasing a home or car all leave room for questions about how things will work a little differently moving forward. Creating an estate plan helps provide structure in…

Drones: Compliance with Federal and Municipal Laws

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s), more commonly known as drones, are used for everything from recreational photography and hobby flying, to professional filming and military operations. Typically, anything that flies is regulated exclusively by the Federal government. That means that in order to legally operate anything from a hang-glider to an Airbus, a pilot must seek…

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…