Category: Blog Update

Waterstone Welcomes Brydan Heisler

Waterstone Law is pleased to welcome our newest associate Brydan Heisler to the firm. Brydan will be working out of our Chilliwack office, practicing in the areas of Business Law, Real Estate Transactions, and Banking Law. Brydan completed his law degree at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, where he spent time working with Student […]

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BC Government Passes Legislation Giving Fee Simple Land Rights to First Nations

Author: Brydan Heisler The Government of B.C. has passed legislation to give First Nation bands the right to directly acquire, hold and register fee simple land in BC. This new law will come into force on May 21, 2024. The objective of these legislative changes is to remove a long-standing discriminatory barrier that prevents First […]

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In Memoriam: Michelle Sagert

It is with profound sadness that we recognize the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Michelle Sagert. Vivacious and tenacious well describe Michelle. She truly was a force of nature, whether it be fighting for the rights of her clients or bringing joy to her family, friends and colleagues. Michelle only came to our […]

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BC Government’s New Pay Transparency Act – How Does it Affect You?

Author: Brydan Heisler The BC Government passed the Pay Transparency Act on May 11, 2023 to address the gender pay gap in the province. The Act will impact both employers and employees in three ways: How pay is discussed at work, how job opportunities are posted and the duty to post the new Pay Transparency […]

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Pet Ownership Unleashed: How the Family Law Act Amendments Will Impact Pets

Author: Brydan Heisler What happens to the family pet when spouses break up? With more couples raising pets than ever before, the Government of BC sought to address this question. As of January 15, 2024, changes to the Family Law Act have clarified how courts will decide which spouse gets to keep their furry friend. […]

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No Fault, No Fair!

In May of 2021, the law surrounding ICBC and motor vehicle accident claims changed to a “no-fault” system in British Columbia. This change has eliminated the previous system which permitted an injured party to sue another person who caused a motor vehicle accident. Under the new no-fault system, an injured party can no longer file […]

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Court Gives Thumbs Up to Contract Signed with Emoji

Author: Jorie Les In a 2023 decision, the Saskatchewan Court of King’s Bench made international news by finding that the “👍” emoji met the requirements for an electronic signature and was sufficient to create a valid contract. The decision, South West Terminal Ltd. V Acther Land, 2023 SKKB 116, highlights a shift in the legal […]

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Waterstone Law Welcomes Jaslene Bhui

The firm is pleased to welcome our newest lawyer, Jaslene Bhui, to our Langley office location. Jaslene practices in the areas of Real Estate Law and Business Law. Born in Ontario, Jaslene earned her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto in 2017. She went on to complete her J.D. with distinction at Bond […]

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Christmas and Holiday Season Parenting Time

The holiday season is a special time with children and family where quality time is important and memories are made.  The Courts recognize this special time of year and will allow parents to depart from any typical or set parenting schedule to ensure that both parents have time with the children over the holidays. Holiday […]

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Michelle Sagert Obtains Support Order for $7,700 Per Month

Michelle Sagert successfully obtained an order for child support, spousal support and contribution to the household expenses totalling $7,700 per month. Michelle successfully argued that the payor did not adequately disclose their income and that the court should fix the payor’s income at an amount higher than what was claimed on the tax returns and […]

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