Lawyers can be appointed for infants under family law

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Feb, 26, 2019 | Family Law

Many parents don’t realize that a family court can appoint a lawyer for their infant children. Under family law in British Columbia and other provinces in the country, a lawyer for children can be appointed when child protection is an issue. There are times when the parents’ consent is not required, especially when the children are involved in contentious divorce or custody proceedings.  Children have certain rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Those rights include a right to life, health, development and education; to be treated fairly and respectfully; to have caretakers do what... View Article

Shopping centre sold in multi-million dollar real estate deal

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Feb, 12, 2019 | Real Estate Law

The Tillicum Centre has changed hands for a cool $110 million. The shopping complex — in Saanich, British Columbia — is now the latest holding for Crestpoint Real Estate Investments and Anthem Properties. The real estate deal was inked at the beginning of February and further diversifies each company’s investment portfolio. The complex, which was built in 1982 and underwent renovations in 2016, is home to more than 40 stores and large anchor tenants. The acquisition is a positive for the portfolios of both companies, CEOs say. Crestpoint and Anthem have been partnering now for two years and share a diversified portfolio of 11 shopping... View Article