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BC Supreme Court civil trials will resume June 8, 2020....

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Municipal policy defence prevails in parking lot slip and...

Aron Bookman and Annie Olson of Carfra Lawton were successful in having the Plaintiff’s claim dismissed on summary trial...

Carfra Lawton is working remotely due to Covid-19 protocols

We’re Working Remotely

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are constantly evolving to meet the new challenges, while also respecting our...

Claw Fest 2020 – Cancelled

Regrettably, we’ve made the decision to cancel Claw Fest due to government recommendations regarding large gatherings, and to do...

Victoria BC Insurance Defence Lawyers

COVID–19 SAFETY PLAN

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic we are constantly evolving to meet the new challenges while also respecting our...

Victoria BC Insurance Defence Lawyers

Carfra and Lawton LLP is pleased to announce that R....

Amos graduated with his LLB from Queen’s University in 2005 and was called to the bars of Ontario (2006)...

Sidewalk snow removal bylaw does not create duty of care...

The plaintiff in Der v. Zhao, 2019 BCSC 1996, slipped and fell on a city sidewalk that was adjacent...

Not all curbs have to be yellow (even if they...

In 2015, the plaintiff in Herron v. Value Industries Ltd., 2019 BCSC 878 tripped and fell over a sidewalk...

Threat of termination is not grounds for suing employer

The Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) requires employers to pay overtime, statutory holiday, vacation, and severance to employees. If an...

No Independent Tort of Harassment – Yet?

In Merrifield v. Canada (Attorney General), 2019 ONCA 205, the Ontario Court of Appeal was the first Canadian appellate...

Municipal policy to inspect sidewalks creates duty,...

The plaintiff in Scheck v. Parkdale Place Housing Society et al, 2018 BCSC 938 and 2019 BCSC 48, slipped...

No adverse inference if either side can call the witness

The BC Court of Appeal has affirmed that the decision whether to draw an adverse inference from the failure...