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  • New British Columbia Franchise Act in force
    May 17, 2017
    Posted in  Featured, Litigation Brief
    Blog: British Columbia Franchise Act in force February 1, 2017. All franchise agreements and renewals or extensions in British Columbia, entered into on or after February 1, 2017, are subject to a new law, the...
  • Lisa Ridgedale moderated panel during Excelerate Conference
    May 5, 2017
    Posted in  Speaking Engagements
    Lisa Ridgedale moderated a diverse and inspiring panel during the Excelerate Conference May 5, 2017, of CEOs whose innovative and game-disrupting ventures are changing the tech world.      ...
  • Initiating claims and the limitation period
    March 9, 2017
    Posted in  Featured, Publications
    How much time after a legal claim arises do you have to initiate proceedings in court? The answer might be of some surprise. It’s dictated by the B.C. Limitation Act, which contains many special rules...
  • New rules for takeover bids explained
    December 12, 2016
    Posted in  Featured, Publications
    Scott Marescaux explains to the readers of BC Business the meaning of a ‘poison pill’. His analysis sets out how new rules for takeover bids are affecting BC companies and delves into the real-world examples...
  • Lisa Ridgedale to speak on BMO panel
    December 6, 2016
    Posted in  Speaking Engagements
    Lisa Ridgedale to speak at a BMO financial workshop session on December 6th called ‘From Surviving to Thriving’ to discuss the key ingredients of entrepreneurial success....
  • Lisa Ridgedale to co-chair conference
    November 18, 2016
    Posted in  Speaking Engagements
    Lisa Ridgedale to co-chair the Trial Lawyers Association of BC conference – Under Pressure: Interim Tactics That Apply Pressure in Commercial Litigation on November 18, 2016....
  • Defamation in the era of social media
    October 4, 2016
    Posted in  Featured, Publications
    In this piece for BC Business, Scott Marescaux of Hakemi & Ridgedale analyzes a recent case of defamation – in this instance on social media ......
  • Article mentioning Wes Mc Millan from Hakemi & Ridgedale regarding a litigation with BC Hydro involving a major power outage
    September 29, 2016
    Posted in  News
    The article of The Province entitled Planned power outage sparks ire of Commercial Drive businesses mentions Wes McMillan from Hakemi & Ridgedale and the steps his clients had to take while facing perturbation of their businesses caused...
  • Editorial on the changes of the B.C.’s Strata Property Act
    September 27, 2016
    Posted in  Featured, Publications
    Hakemi & Ridgedale LLP’s Wes McMillan, writes editorial for Business in Vancouver, focusing on the changes brought by the B.C.’s Strata Property Act. Those changes allow the owner of a strata lot as a whole after obtaining 80%...
  • Insights into B.C.’s new 15% property tax
    August 22, 2016
    Posted in  Featured, Publications
    Associate Nerissa Yan teamed up with Associate Counsel Wes McMillan to write an editorial piece for Business in Vancouver about how to navigate B.C.’s newly introduced 15% Property Transfer Tax. The B.C. government implemented the...