With over 70 years of experience in providing legal services, we are experts in our field.
We focus strategically on specific areas of law in which we have confidence that our service will exceed your expectations.
We care about our clients and will work closely with you to render practical, timely and cost-effective solutions no matter your situation.
From bylaws to warranty issues and construction contracts, we support strata corporations and strata lot owners in navigating a wide variety of legal issues.
What we do
We advise on the interpretation and application of the Strata Property Act and, where there is a dispute, can help to quickly resolve it through mediation, arbitration, or legal proceedings.
We act for strata corporations confronted with building envelope, water penetration problems and warranty issues.
We review easements and other documents affecting your building and your relationship with other stratas and building owners.
We also review construction contracts for major repair projects.
We review your existing bylaws and propose bylaws that will benefit your strata corporation and are also able to assist you in enforcing those bylaws.
We advise on strata council governance issues including defining the responsibilities and duties of a strata corporation.
We have a robust collections practice and can assist your strata corporation in collection of strata fees, special levies, interest, fines, and associated legal costs. On most occasions we can recover those amounts directly from a strata lot owner without any out-of-pocket legal costs charged to the strata corporation.
Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Litigation is a complex minefield where good counsel is invaluable; an unrepresented or ineffectively represented litigant can fare poorly despite having a strong case.
Whether before the courts or tribunals, in mediations or arbitrations, or engaging in alternative dispute resolution, our lawyers have a history of achieving favourable resolutions for our clients. We are ready, willing, and able to navigate any manner of civil dispute.
Tribunals & Administrative Law
We provide advice and representation at most administrative tribunals, including the Civil Resolution Tribunal. Given the limits of some tribunal representation, we are prepared to guide you through the process as your legal helper. Our extensive and regular ongoing experience in tribunals and administrative law shows in our keen navigation of specific rules, procedures, and guidelines associated with such matters.
When needed, we are also prepared to challenge tribunal decisions through the administrative law process of judicial review.
Employment & Labour Law
We provide comprehensive guidance in all aspects of the employment relationship. From reviewing and drafting employment contracts, non-compete agreements, to intellectual property agreements and more, we will provide sound advice with the object of diffusing problems before they escalate to lawsuits.
Where matters cannot be addressed through negotiation or mediation, we offer effective and cost-efficient representation.
We also assist in the interpretation and application of collective agreement provisions and represent employees, employers and unions where there is a dispute. We will help you advance a grievance to arbitration or defend against a grievance, pursue an unfair representation claim to the Labour Relations Board, or assist with a wrongful dismissal claim in Supreme Court.
We provide sensible and cost-effective legal services to strata corporations, businesses, and individuals in all aspects of federal and provincial human rights legislation.
We help our clients avoid human rights complaints by identifying problem areas and guiding them through conflicts. Where a complaint has occurred, we intervene to curb protracted and embarrassing litigation which can diminish an organization’s reputation.
We represent individuals who are being discriminated against or who need to inform someone – such as an employer or potential employer – that they need accommodations.
We help you bring human rights claims before the BC Human Rights Tribunal or the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. Our team combines skill, judgment and discretion in building a strong and effective case.
Jamie is one of the few lawyers my strata council clients have used for Demand Letters to owners in serious arrears, assisting with Small Claims Court Actions, and representing them in court cases. Our office always offers choice of qualified lawyers to strata corporation clients. I have received positive feedback to Jamie’s professionalism, timeliness and acting in the best interest of his clients.