What to do if payments rise
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 28, 2023 - Columnists

Several people throughout the Okanagan purchased properties, usually condos, a couple of years ago—well before the building was completed. Fast forward a couple of years, and now with interest rates higher these same buyers are receiving completion notices letting them know their payments are due as their buildings are finishing. Things have changed for some […]

How will AI impact law field?
Contributed - Feb 14, 2023 - Columnists

This week on the Law Talk podcast lawyers Clay Williams and Tanvir Gill discuss the latest in artificial intelligence that is having an impact on the practice of law. Could this new AI eventually take over the law field? Can it just give a potential client enough knowledge to take care of their dispute alone? […]

Creek takes centre stage in trial
Contributed - Jan 31, 2023 - Columnists

Partner Clay Williams recently teamed with FH&P associate Wendy Cheung to co-chair a very interesting trial in Kamloops. The case involved a creek from 1911 and how it may or may not have moved over time. Also, Williams and Cheung describe how a random anniversary plane ride in the 1990s was an important part of […]

Real estate changes in effect
Contributed - Jan 03, 2023 - Columnists

Real estate in the Okanagan affects just about everyone in some way or another. Now that the calendar has flipped there have been some major changes to the landscape of how real estate can be purchased or sold. In the most recent episode of the Law Talk Podcast, lawyers Tanvir Gill and Clarissa Lester discussed […]

Cancer research support inspires
Contributed - Dec 20, 2022 - Columnists

By Jill White I was born and raised in Vernon. I’ve grown my family and business in Kelowna. My parents, grandparents and great grandparents lived in the Okanagan beginning in the late 1800s. My roots run deep here, as they say. And I’ve seen what this community can do when it thinks big. We have […]

Experts talk foreign buyer ban
Contributed - Dec 13, 2022 - Columnists

One of the biggest topics of discussion around FH&P Lawyers lately is the upcoming foreign buyer ban on residential and commercial properties. Associate Tanvir Gill welcomes Clarissa Lester, who is also an associate at FH&P, to discuss. Both Gill and Lester practise in real estate, but Lester offers the perspective on the ban from the immigration […]

Know your holiday party liability
Contributed - Nov 29, 2022 - Columnists

The holiday season is here, and businesses are bringing back their annual holiday parties. For most employers wanting to celebrate with their employees, this party is the first one they have held since 2019. As in years past, when employers organize their parties, a question that often comes up is about their liability if a […]

Business land deadline looms
Contributed - Nov 15, 2022 - Columnists

If you have a company or business that owns land, there is a massive deadline coming up at the end of the month and you can’t miss it. The Landowner Transparency Registry (LOTR) was originally due in 2021, but it was extended because of the pandemic. The LOTR is a governmental registry of information of individuals […]

Consumers should know rights
Contributed - Nov 01, 2022 - Columnists

Did you know? Consumers have rights to reconsider and cancel their purchase, all covered by a specific act in B.C. In B.C. there is a Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act, and chances are as a consumer you have no idea this exists and how much it could help you. Whether you own a business or […]

Make business partnership work
Contributed - Oct 18, 2022 - Columnists

FH&P business lawyers Clay Williams and Tanvir Gill explore several ways people run their businesses within the Okanagan through the Law Talk podcast. One of the oldest and most common structures to run a business is through a partnership, which is typically unincorporated. The hosts dissect the pros and cons of running a partnership, and […]