Carfra Lawton LLP | Insurance Defence Vancouver Island

Surveillance video raises credibility issues, leads to...

In Brar v. Ismail, 2018 BCSC 1573, a jury dismissed the plaintiff’s claim for injuries she alleged after a...

Seafirst Golf Tournament 2018

Doug, Cheryl, Ingrid and Kismet at the 14th annual Seafirst Golf Tournament on September 9, 2018. The cowboy hats...

Supreme Court Costs Set By Reasonable Expectation of...

In Greenlees v. Starline Windows Ltd., 2018 BCSC 1457, the British Columbia Supreme Court set the plaintiff’s costs by...

Defence offers to settle should have been accepted

In Gill v. McChesney, 2018 BCSC 1378, the plaintiff was awarded nearly $90,000 in damages in a personal injury...

Questions from a trial judge do not create a “reasonable...

How much latitude does a judge have to question witnesses and debate with counsel during a trial? Quite a...

Time fees charged by professionals called as fact...

In Luis v. Marchiori, 2018 BCCA 317, the Court of Appeal affirmed a Registrar’s decision that fees charged by...

Victoria BC Insurance Defence Lawyers

Carfra Lawton Welcomes New Associate, Articled Student,...

Carfra Lawton welcomes Andrew Buckley to its team of civil litigators. Previously, Andrew articled and practiced in downtown Vancouver...

Allegations of agency are no longer a quick out for...

In Paramount Resources v. Import Tool Corporation Ltd., 2018 BCSC 599, the Court granted leave to file a third...

In Trust Claim Allowed for Care Provided by Defendant

The BC Supreme Court recently awarded a plaintiff nearly $350,000 in trust for care provided to her by her...

Victoria BC Insurance Defence Lawyers

Dean Lawton, QC has been acclaimed by the Benchers of...

Dean Lawton, QC of Carfra Lawton LLC has been acclaimed by the Benchers of the Law Society as their...

Evidence of “Good Character” Inadmissible in Civil...

In Abbasnejad v. Leifsson, 2018 BCSC 850, the Court confirmed the general rule that character evidence is inadmissible in...

Status does not equate with credibility

The British Columbia Supreme Court has firmly stated that social or economic status of a witness does not equate...