Contract Mediation Benefits Outweigh Court

“Contract mediation does not focus on who is right or wrong, but is a way of finding solutions”, says Victoria Lawyer and Mediator Michael Butterfield. Mediation is often used to correct an error or misunderstanding in a contract. The purpose of mediation can be to repair a contractual relationship, or to end a contract….

Common Mistakes in Financial Statements for BC Family Court

Financial Statements can be intimidating.  For most people, this is the first time they have to swear an affidavit.  The key thing to remember is to be honest.  If you do not know the answer to a question, say so. They other thing to remember is that a Financial Statement…

Butterfield Law Gives Back-Charities & The Law

Professions, like the law and counselling, often encourage their members to give back to the community.  Butterfield Law has supported a variety of charities since Michael Butterfield was called to the bar in 2001. Michael Butterfield does not just “talk the talk” he also “walks the walk”- or run as…

Top 5 Tips For Negotiation

Negotiation occurs when two parties communicate to resolve a problem.  It is based on the principal of “give and take”, and an assumption that both parties have equal decision making capabilities. People negotiate things every day.  When you barter the price for something you wish to buy, you are negotiating….

UBC Prof Sentenced For Secretly Filming Young Women

Former tenured kinesiology Professor James Rupert, pled guilty to voyeurism after secretly filming women undressing. Mr. Rupert admitted to secretly filming four women, who were at least partially nude, while they changed for a fitness test, between January 14 and April 16, 2014.  The videos were used for his own…