March 7, 2011

Consultation Paper on Proposals for Unfair Contracts Relief

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., Read more…

March 2, 2011

Submission to the Task Force on Financial Literacy

This submission is available in PDF format. For more information about this submission, read our media release here. Keywords: Financial Literacy, Task Force, elder abuse, financial abuse, fraud, scams, exploitation, power of attorney, financial planning, seniors, elderly, older adults, aging, finances, consumer rights

November 17, 2010

57. Report on New Probate Rules

The rules of court relating to probate procedure are an important component of the law relating to wills and estates. They must operate in concert with the legislation and common law governing wills and estates. Enactment of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act has created an urgent need to revise Read more…

November 2, 2010

54. Workplace Dispute Resolution Project

In May 2010 the Ministry of Labour asked the BCLI to conduct a short, focused, comparative legal research project on workplace dispute resolution. The BCLI report involved an international review of existing legal frameworks for resolving workplace conflicts arising out of unionized and non-unionized working environments and including discrimination in Read more…

May 17, 2010

Consultation Paper on New Probate Rules