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Cohen Buchan Edwards LLP welcomes Monica Dosanjh

Cohen Buchan Edwards LLP is pleased to announce that Monica Dosanjh has joined the firm as an associate lawyer.  Monica articled and worked at a boutique law firm specializing in family law before joining us.  She has successfully represented clients in both Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia.   We are pleased to welcome Monica

Cohen Buchan Edwards LLP welcomes Heather Hettiarachchi

Cohen Buchan Edwards is pleased to announce that Heather Hettiarachchi has joined the firm as external associate counsel, labour & employment law. Heather’s previous experience includes working for an eminent  national firm and chairing the labour & employment group of a large Vancouver firm. Heather draws on her mediation training, human resources experience, expertise in conducting workplace

Alchohol Liabilities at Office Parties

It is once again that time of year when employers are most likely to host holiday events. For many employers, these year-end parties are a way of saying “thank you” to their employees. They also provide an opportunity for team building and strengthening collegiality. While the expectation is that everyone will have a memorable night,

Significant Changes to the Canadian Principal Residence Exemption Rules

After the recent announcement from the government of British Columbia introducing a new tax on foreign purchasers for the Vancouver area, the Department of Finance released a proposal to amend the Income Tax Act (the “Act”) on October 3rd, 2016, in an effort to stabilize Canada’s housing market. Before discussing the changes to the income