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Victoria BC Insurance Defence Lawyers

Job Posting: Motivated Junior Counsel Wanted

This position has now been filled. Carfra Lawton LLP is an established and busy insurance defence boutique law firm...

Vancouver Island Adjuster’s Association Golf...

July 14th saw our Carfra Lawton golf team heading to the VIAA golf tournament in Cowichan. Jeremy Martin and...

Surrogacy Fees Now Recoverable by Plaintiffs in BC

A recent decision of the BC Supreme Court has opened the door for plaintiffs to claim surrogacy fees, despite...

Expert Evidence Not Required to Prove a Mental Injury

In the recent case of Saadati v Moorhead 2017 SCC 28 the Supreme Court of Canada established what is...

We start them young at Carfra Lawton LLP

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A Plaintiff is Required to Sign Any Reasonable Form of...

The recent decision of Madam Justice Harris in Wee v Fowler 2017 BCSC 545 contains a succinct analysis of...

Commercial Host Liable for Drunk Driver Hitting...

Widdowson v. Rockwell 2017 BCSC 385 provides guidance on: 1) commercial host liability; and 2) shows the importance of...

Supreme Court of Canada Endorses Access to Justice...

In a new ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada has acknowledged that self-represented litigants can both face and present...

Recoverable disbursements: Can the plaintiff recover...

In the recent case of Wynia v. Soviskov, 2017 BCSC 195 the BC Supreme Court addressed the recoverability of...

New Facts at Trial May Make Your Expert Report Useless

Nelson v. British Columbia (Provincial Health Services Authority) 2017 BCCA 46 serves as a good reminder to ensure that...

The BC Civil Resolution Tribunal is Up and Running

The oft-delayed, newest arm of the courts system in British Columbia is up and running. The British Columbia Civil...

Dean Lawton | Carfra Lawton LLP | Victoria BC

Dean P.J. Lawton, has been appointed as Queen’s Counsel...

We are pleased to announce that Dean P.J. Lawton, has been appointed as Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.). The honour of...