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Speaking Engagements | Associate Counsel, Heather Hettiarachchi

For those interested in employment topics, Associate Counsel, Heather Hettiarachchi, will be speaking at the upcoming events: “Diversity, Inclusion and Human Rights”, Co-Presenter, 3rd Annual Back in Motion Diversity Conference, May 9, 2017 (Coquitlam, BC) Panellist, BCAMI Symposium, June 12-13, 2017 (Vancouver, BC) Presenter, 35th Annual Calgary Labour Arbitration & Policy Conference, Lancaster House, June


Congratulations Heather!

We are pleased to announce that CBE Associate, Heather Hettiarachchi, has recently been granted the CPHRTM designation. The Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHRTM) designation is a nationally-recognized symbol that an HR practitioner meets specific professional criteria, keeps current in the field and adheres to a professional code of ethics. It demonstrate that the individual


CBE Associate Counsel, Heather Hettiarachchi, will be presenting at an upcoming conference on “Confronting Racism”

For those interested in employment topics, CBE Associate Counsel Heather Hettiarachchi will be speaking at the 2017 Human Rights and Accommodation Conference (April 19-20, Vancouver) on “Confronting Racism”.   For more information, go to: http://lancasterhouse.com/conferences/show/id/73/info/overview.  


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


Cohen Buchan Edwards LLP Gives Back to the Community

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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


Change in Mortgage Insurance Rules

After changing the minimum down payment requirement for homes above $500,000 in 2015, the Government of Canada announced a change in mortgage insurance rules on October 3, 2016 (with revision on October 14, 2016). As background information, federal laws require federally regulated lenders to obtain mortgage default insurance (“mortgage insurance”) for homebuyers who make a


CBE Paralegal, Tjammie Overgaard, presents on “Wills & Estates Basics for Paralegals”, with the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC

On June 14, 2016, CBE Paralegal, Tjammie Overgaard, presented for The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (CLEBC) at a Wills & Estates Basics for Paralegals course in Vancouver, BC. Tjammie’s presentation included a discussion on the importance of proper planning, organization and consistency in an estate planning practice, from a paralegal’s perspective.  She


Cohen Buchan Edwards LLP welcomes Derek Young

Cohen Buchan Edwards LLP is pleased to announce that Derek Young will be joining the firm as associate counsel, effective April 1, 2015. Derek has been practicing law since 2002, and brings 13 years of civil litigation experience in personal injury, commercial and general litigation matters. We are delighted to welcome Derek to the firm!


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