Mark Slay was recently re-elected as a representative of Vancouver County to the Provincial Council of the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association. This is Mark’s second consecutive term on the Council and is his third term overall. Mark also previously sat as a member of the Executive Council of the CBA ( BC [...]

North Shore Law LLP enjoyed recent success in two family law cases before the BC Court of Appeal. In the first case, our client had been in a long term common law relationship and the family home was registered solely in her husband’s name. At the trial, we were successful in protecting our client’s interest [...]

The Benevolent Society of the CBA (BC) recently had it’s fundraising gala at the Commodore Night club in Vancouver with the 13th Annual “Battle of the Bar Bands”. Our own Mark Slay and his band “ Still Living At Home” came away the winners on the night over 7 other bands. Mark described their set [...]

New changes in the Family Law Act Can a child have more than 2 legal parents? What happens if a man donates his sperm to a lesbian couple so that they can conceive a child – is he a legal parent? What happens when an infertile opposite sex couple use the services of a surrogate [...]

The new Family Law Act will come into force in March 2013. For the first time, family lawyers, mediators and other professionals working with a party in a family law dispute will have a duty to assess whether family violence is present, and, if so, the impact that the violence may have on the safety [...]

In advance of the New BC Family Law Act coming into effect on March 18, 2013, the Legal Services Society of BC has released their publication “A Guide to the New BC Family Law Act”. The resource provides an accessible overview of the new Act for the general public. For more information to this new [...]

On Monday January 23, 2012, her Honour Judge Challenger invited representatives from the North Shore Community including members of the Squamish Nation, to introduce the First Nations Sentencing Court that was to commence on February 14, 2012 in North Vancouver Provincial Court. The other objective of this meeting was to develop restorative justice committees that [...]

On June 6, 2012, the Federal Government announced a National Action Plan to deal with Human Trafficking in Canada. The Plan will: · Launch Canada’s first integrated law enforcement team dedicated to combating human trafficking. · Increase front-line training to identify and respond to human trafficking and enhance prevention in vulnerable communities. · Provide more [...]

1. Inclusion of a definition and specific directives regarding family violence; 2. Specifically the new Act obligates those in the family law system to screen for family violence; 3. Common law spouses are now entitled to property rights equivalent to married spouses including being responsible for family debt; 4. The terms of custody and access [...]

Mark Slay recently made a presentation on CLE-TV which highlighted the new Family Law Act. Along with Georgialee Lang QC and Megan Ellis QC , Mr Slay presented to other lawyers on “Is Your Practice Ready For The New Family Law Act ?”.The new Act , which was passed by the legislature on November 15th [...]


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