Luxury Okanagan Valley real estate sells at auction

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Jul, 31, 2019 | Real Estate Law

With home prices the way they are, more and more sellers are having to get innovative to sell their properties. That is especially true when it comes to high-end real estate. A couple in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley got creative recently to sell their multi-million dollar home, which had been sitting on the market for some time. With the bang of a gavel, the couple’s home — located in Penticton — sold at auction for $6.38 million. The lakefront home, which is on a little more than one acre, also has its own private beach. The home itself is more than... View Article

Personal injury law: Self-driving cars and injury claims

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Jul, 18, 2019 | Personal Injury Law

The advent of self-driving cars may open up a whole can of worms when it comes to insurance claims. As it now stands under personal injury law, British Columbia residents have the right to speak to a lawyer about compensation when they have been injured in a motor vehicle accident. In instances when self-driving cars are involved in collisions where one or more individuals are hurt or killed, who would be at fault? Experts are saying insurance costs are likely to fall since the number of accidents is predicted to fall as well. But accident responsibility is expected to shift... View Article

Family law: Acting in bad faith may have serious consequences

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Jul, 01, 2019 | Family Law

Good faith goes a long way when trying to sort out family issues through litigation. When both parties want to see a contentious family law issue sorted in British Columbia, the worst way to go about doing that is approaching litigation in bad faith. Approaching a problem negatively can cause added problems for everyone involved and those problems can be emotional as well as financial. When children are involved, and parents live in two different countries, things can get incredibly heated when parents don’t agree on a number of issues including the primary residency of the children. Such was the... View Article