BC Limitation Act 2013


Course Date: May 6, 2013

Total: 4h 58min

Welcome and Introduction

David A. Crerar — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver
Ludmila B. Herbst — Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, Vancouver

Background to the New BC Limitation Act

  • how did we get here?: revising the Limitation Act
  • objectives of reform
  • statutes and reports that shaped the development of the new Act
  • role on consultation in reforming the Act
  • practical and interpretive guidance with respect to the new Act

Katherine D. Dann — Justice, Employment & Education Law Group, Ministry of Justice, Victoria
Renee Mulligan — Civil Policy and Legislation Office, Ministry of Justice, Victoria

Introduction to the New BC Limitation Act

  • overview of the new Act
  • what has changed, what is the same, and what potential practice pitfalls exist
  • strategic and practical tips for both barristers and solicitors

David A. Crerar — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver
Ludmila B. Herbst — Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, Vancouver

Transition Issues

  • does the old Act or new Act govern?
  • are there traps for the unwary?
  • potential issues and ambiguities in the transition to the new Act

John G. Dives, QC — Dives, Harper & Stanger, Vancouver 

Networking Break

No More "Wait and See": Contribution and Indemnity

  • overview of the significant changes the new Act brings to contribution and indemnity and third-party practice
  • effects on existing and imminent litigation
  • effects of the new Act on third party procedure and litigation generally

Dirk H. Laudan — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP,  Vancouver

Contractual Response: Drafting and Re-drafting

  • crucial common contractual provisions to review and revise
  • can parties contract out of the new Act?
  • tolling agreements

Jordanna Cytrynbaum — McCarthy Tetrault LLP, Vancouver

How not to Miss a Limitation under the New Act

  • implementation and practice management procedures and pitfalls
  • how to avoid future claims in light of the new tight 2-year limitation period
  • new best practice in law firm management of claims
  • typical scenarios leading to limitation period-based LIF claims

David J. Bilinsky — Practice Management Advisor, Law Society of BC, Vancouver
Margrett M.S. George — Lawyers Insurance Fund, Law Society of BC, Vancouver

Networking Lunch  
  
Breakout Groups (choose one)*
*Online GROUP purchasers may choose ONLY ONE breakout session for the entire group.

Each group discussion, under the guidance of two discussion leaders (one for the face to face course, and one for the webinar), will be based on a fact pattern specific to the practice area.

  • Construction

Leader: Robert W. Hunter — Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP, Vancouver
Webinar:
 Geoff Bowman — Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP, Vancouver

  • Family

Leader: Jane M. Reid — Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP, Vancouver
Webinar:
 Jamie R. Wood — Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP, Vancouver

  • Wills and Estates

Leader: Michelle L. Isaak — Davis LLP, Vancouver
Webinar:
Kimberly A. Kuntz — Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP, Vancouver

  • Banking and Finance

Leader: Rebecca M. Morse — Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, Vancouver
Webinar:
Timothy C. Louman-Gardiner — Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, Vancouver 

  • Personal Injury

Leader: Marc Kazimirski — Kazimirski Law Corporation, Vancouver
Webinar:
 Callum G. Kelly — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver 

  • General Litigation Matters

Leader: John G. Dives, QC — Dives, Harper & Stanger, Vancouver
Webinar:
 Jason K. Yamashita — Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, Vancouver        

Breakout Group Debrief

(Led by Breakout Group leaders, who will share with all attendees.)

  • new best practices for each practice area
  • risks and pitfalls the new Act poses
  • gaps or ambiguities in the new Act that practitioners, the Province, and the courts will need to address

Networking Break

Learning from the Ontario Experience

Graeme Mew — Clyde & Co Canada LLP, Toronto

Closing Round Table Discussion: What We May See in the Years Ahead

Faculty TBA

Concluding Remarks

David A. Crerar — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver
Ludmila B. Herbst — Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, Vancouver