The British Columbia Law Institute has updated and enhanced an extensive, online collection of provincial, national, and international law reform materials. New online software and more recent law reform materials have been added to the BCLI’s Law Reform Database. These upgrades to the Law Reform Database were made possible with the generous assistance of the Law Foundation of British Columbia.
The British Columbia Law Institute would like to congratulate Heather Campbell on the successful completion of her articling term (2010-2011). Heather affirmed her barristers and solicitors oath at a ceremony held at the BCLI offices on 11 May 2011 and has recently established her own litigation and legal research firm, Vantage Point Law. We welcome her as a practicing member of the bar of British Columbia.
The British Columbia Law Institute has launched a new research initiative to study the meaning of the ground of “family status” under the BC Human Rights Code.
With today’s publication of the Consultation Paper on Proposals for Unfair Contracts Relief, the British Columbia Law Institute is asking the public to comment on its proposals for reform of the law of contracts.
“Contract law has traditionally developed case by case in the courts,” noted Prof. Joost Blom, Q.C., chair of the BCLI’s Unfair Contracts Relief Project Committee. “This consultation paper gives the public the opportunity to participate in policy development on some important longstanding issues in the law of contracts.”
BCLI has issued the first in a series of reports that will be published in connection with Phase 2 of the Real Property Reform Project. The Report on Section 29(2) of the Land Title Act and Notice of Unregistered Interests is concerned with resolving uncertainty resulting from conflicting lines of authority on whether registration under the Land Title Act of British Columbia will confer priority over a competing unregistered interest if the holder of the registered interest had actual notice of the unregistered interest beforehand.