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Cancelling Distribution and Service Related Contracts

Cancelling Distribution and Service Related Contracts

Cancelling Distribution and Service Related Contracts Robert Holmes presented a paper on “Cancelling Distribution and Service Related Contracts” at the Trial Lawyers Association of BC’s Commercial Law Seminar “Ending Commercial Relationships – Constructive Options for Litigators Whose Clients Want Out” held February 21, 2014. online loan marketplace Share on Facebook

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Logical Consequences – When “must” means may and “may” means must

Logical Consequences – When “must” means may and “may” means must

Getting legal advice on how a statute, regulation or contract is likely to be interpreted by a court is usually a sound idea on any significant business decision.  What may appear straightforward  is not always as non-lawyers would expect.  For example, in some cases, the word “may” is used.  Usually, that would set out the something was permissible, not that it was required.  But context […]

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Penner v Niagara (Regional Police Services Board)

Penner v Niagara (Regional Police Services Board)

Penner v Niagara (Regional Police Services Board) How open and accessible are the courts — should administrative tribunal decisions always bar relitigating issues in parallel civil court proceedings? On April 5, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada dealt with an unusual situation involving access to justice and civil procedure in Penner v. Niagara (Regional Police Services Board), 2013 SCC 19.  The Ontario courts had struck […]

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Action Dismissed in Veritas v Energulf

Action Dismissed in Veritas v Energulf How long a delay is too long where a party thwarts discovery of triable issues and holding a fair trial is actually prejudiced? On April 11, 2013, in Veritas Geophysical (Nigeria) Limited v. Energulf Resources Inc., 2013 BCSC 630, the BC Supreme Court dismissed an action with costs on grounds of want of prosecution.  Robert D. Holmes, Q.C., was […]

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Successful Appeal in Kilderry v Addwest

Successful Appeal in Kilderry v Addwest

Successful Appeal in Kilderry v Addwest Does B.C. have jurisdiction over a dispute involving an investment by foreign parties in a foreign mine where the only connections to B.C. are that one of parties previously lived here and a corporation added to the case is the ultimate parent of the company that owned the mine? On February 25, 2013, the BC Court of Appeal allowed […]

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July 2012 News

July 2012 News

July 2012 News Robert Holmes QC has stepped down as President of the BC Civil Liberties Association after four years of exemplary service.  He continues to serve on the Board of Directors. John Bilawich will continue as Chair of the CBA-BC Vancouver Civil Litigation section for 2012-2013 Share on Facebook

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Robert D. Holmes, Q.C. receives TLABC 2012 Bar Award

Robert D. Holmes, Q.C. receives TLABC 2012 Bar Award

Robert D. Holmes, Q.C. receives TLABC 2012 Bar Award On March 30, 2012 the Trial Lawyers Association of BC presented its 2012 Bar Award to Robert Holmes, Q.C. at its Bench & Bar Awards Luncheon, held at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The award recognizes his efforts to ensure the highest standards prevail when it comes to the practice of law and delivery of justice, countless […]

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Welcome to Holmes and Bilawich Law – Latest News

Welcome to Holmes and Bilawich Law – Latest News

September 2011 – Leslie Muir named one of Canada’s Best Lawyers in the field of Professional Liability and Legal Malpractice cases. Share on Facebook

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Latest News – June 2011

Latest News – June 2011

June 2011 – John Bilawich elected Chair of the Vancouver Civil Litigation Section of the Canadian Bar Association of British Columbia. Share on Facebook

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Latest New – March 2011

Latest New – March 2011

March 2011 – Robert Holmes appears on two appeals in Supreme Court of Canada in the same week as counsel for the B.C. Civil Liberties Association. Share on Facebook

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