Business and Corporate Records

Business law (also known as Commercial Law, which also covers Corporate Law) is the body of law that governs business and commercial transactions.  We are able to assist you with the following:

  • Business Purchases
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Competition Law
  • Employment
  • Financing and Lending Transactions
  • Franchise Issues
  • Incorporations and Re-organizations
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Property Transfers
  • Builders Liens
  • Taxation Issues
  • Privacy Policy and Compliance Issues
  • Contract Drafting or Review

Whether you need advice and legal services on commercial or corporate matters, wills, estates, real estate transactions or tax law, we are here to help you.

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Civil Litigation

We handle wide variety of litigation matters including:

  • Estate Litigation
  • ICBC Claims
  • Insurance Claims, Coverage, Subrogation
  • Business Disputes, Collection
  • Debt Disputes
  • Defence for Property and Casualty Claims
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Disputes
  • Leaky or Deficient Construction
  • Builders Liens, Contract Disputes
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Employment Issues
  • Tax Appeals, business and personal
  • Personal Injury Disputes
  • Privacy Complaints

Rest assured that we are able to handle your issue, no matter how big or small.

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Disability Claims

  • Long Term Disability Claims
  • Short Term Disability Claims
  • Critical Illness Claims
  • Life Insurance Claims
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Claims
  • CPP Disability Appeals
  • Health Benefit Issues
  • Related Employment Disputes

Disability Benefits Denied

If you have been injured in an accident resulting in disability, you need legal advice. If you continue to suffer pain or find it difficult to work or even return to work, we are able to help.  If you have applied for benefits or coverage from your disability insurer and have been denied or turned down, we are there to assist you.  We are able to provide you with everything you need to take on your Long Term Disability or Short Term Disability Insurer.

There are time limits running against you for bringing a claim in court against parties responsible for your injuries. There are also time limits for pursuing a denial of benefits or coverage. There may be steps you can take today to protect your right to pursue compensation or payment.

Life Insurance Claims, Critical Illness, AD&D, Other Health Benefit Claims

If you are unsure whether to apply for benefits or whether your application will be successful, we can help. If you applied for benefits or coverage and have been denied or turned down, you need legal advice.

Be weary of time limits running against you for appealing a denial of benefits or coverage.  There maybe steps you can take today to protect your right to pursue compensation or payment.  The sooner you call us, the better.

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Estate Disputes / Litigation

If you are an executor/executrix/administrator or beneficiary under a disputed estate, you will need your own legal representation to understand, protect or defend your interests and rights.

Our lawyers have experience in estate disputes and litigation matters involving minor to extensive, complicated estates worth millions, and are able to give you the needed advice to consider your interest and position with respect to an estate, file an action, or defend an action brought by others to attack the estate, gifts or dispositions made to you or in which your interests are compromised.

Our lawyers have the legal strategies, comprehensive advice, and litigation skills to pursue or defend estate matters in court, propose and represent you in settlement and mediation, and to provide you with the advice you need to understand the process, costs, and risks.

Contact Tim Maledy, James Maledy, or Jason Jakubec to discuss your estate dispute or litigation matter: office@lawyerswest.ca or 778-588-7051

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Estate Planning

Estate planning is the process of anticipating and arranging for the disposal of an estate. Estate planning typically attempts to eliminate uncertainties over the administration of a probate.  It also maximizes the value of the estate by reducing taxes and other expenses. Guardians are often designated for minor children and beneficiaries in incapacity. We can help you with the following important matters:

  • Will Drafting and Review
  • Representation Agreements
  • Powers of Attorney, limited or enduring
  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts and Family Trusts
  • Executor and Probate Services
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Estate Litigation Services
  • Updating Wills

Lawyers West LLP can help you through all the big changes in your life.

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Insurance Matters

The lawyers of Lawyers West LLP are experienced in providing litigation services and coverage advice to insurance companies managing claims in BC and across Canada. We have trial and appellate experience at all levels of court including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Cost effectiveness, reliable legal opinions, accurate budgets and results consistent with recommendations are key components of our strategy for helping our insurance clients resolve claims.

Subrogation Issues

Our lawyers are prepared to share in your risk for your subrogation matters and accept contingency fee retainers for such work. For best results, involve us early to ensure the right experts are engaged and the evidence is retained. The fee is contingency so no need to wait and possibly miss a limitation period or lose the best evidence.

Leaky Condo Claims

These multiparty, complex and costly litigation disputes require knowledgeable legal counsel to implement proven strategies to obtain best results and protect the insured. At Lawyers West LLP we have the experience to assess, manage and resolve construction claims and coverage disputes effectively.

Catastrophic Bodily Injuries

Insurers need a proper and early assessment of liability issues, damages and legal expenses. The lawyers at Lawyers West LLP are proficient in assessing and managing these difficult claims and ensuring proper cost sharing arrangements are in place for common defense experts and expenses. If the matter proceeds to trial, we have the experience to provide and execute the right legal strategy for the defense of the claim.

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Motor Vehicle Accidents / ICBC

If you have you been injured in a car accident, you probably know by now that it can be quite difficult to deal with ICBC.    In some instances ICBC denies that you have been injured at all.  In other instances they may take the position that you are not entitled to certain benefits or they omit to tell you about benefits that you may qualify for.

If you were the victim of a hit and run accident, there are certain measures you can and should take in order to be compensated by ICBC.  These measures, such as advertising for witnesses, etc., may make the difference between compensation and a complete refusal of your claim.

Unlike many other law firms, we never act for ICBC.  We have no conflicting loyalties when it comes to dealing with ICBC.  They have thousands of lawyers defending motor vehicle accident claims on their behalf.  You should have a lawyer too.

There are time limits running against you to bring an action against parties responsible for your injuries. There may be steps you can take today to protect your right to pursue compensation or payment or to comply with ICBC regulations.  Call us - you have nothing to lose and everything to gain, including health and peace of mind.

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Personal Injury Claims

Whether you have been injured in a slip and fall or a sport match, if you continue to suffer pain, you need legal advice.   If you are finding it difficult to work or even return to work after being injured, we can help you.

We understand that you may be unsure how to help a family member or friend who suffered a catastrophic injury.  We are able to help them pursue their claim for compensation and other needed medical services.

There are time limits running against you for bringing a claim in court against parties responsible for  injuries. There may be steps you can take today to protect your right to pursue compensation or payment.  We are only one phone call away.

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