Retirees need to know where there’s a will, there’s a way

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Nov, 29, 2017 | Blog

If you’re one of the 56 percent of Canadians who doesn’t have a will, you might want to give some serious consideration about drawing one up. With that statistic comes another that experts view as rather disturbing — the fact that 25 percent of the nation’s baby boomers have not given formal consideration about taking care of aging family members. It might be even more prudent for you to have a will if you’re of retirement age, while you’re still young enough to make some important decisions in your life for yourself and for the benefit of your loved ones.... View Article

British Columbia real estate: Rules to change in 2018

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Nov, 20, 2017 | Real Estate Law

In order to slash corrupt real estate deals, the Pacific province is introducing a new set of rules for 2018. The new British Columbia laws governing real estate will crack down on dual agency, or when one real estate agent works for both the purchaser and the vendor on the same sale. The rules will also let buyers know just how much commission real estate sales persons are entitled to make. The changes are partly due to a practice known as shadow flipping, where a property is sold many times. The sales contracts on these properties are reassigned before the closing... View Article

Personal injury: Spinal cord injury research led by B.C. team

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Nov, 07, 2017 | Personal Injury Law

Spinal cord injuries can be debilitating. However, research is making leaps and bounds into finding a cure for this devastating personal injury, and British Columbia is the leader of the pack when it comes to this research. A University of British Columbia researcher was the leader of a group that came to the conclusion that people with spinal cord injuries should have about a half an hour of medium-to-high intensity aerobic exercise three times every week. The research that led to this conclusion will be presented at the International Spinal Cord Society’s annual meeting in Ireland.  The team consisted of... View Article