ICBC/Personal Injury Law
Our team has years of experience devoted to working with clients on their personal injury matters.
Charities and Not-for-Profit
Our charities and not-for-profit group is here to assist charitable groups and societies with all aspects of your organization’s needs.
Civil & Commercial Litigation
Each of our litigation lawyers is experienced in addressing a variety of different issues and different dispute resolution processes.
Employment issues in today’s workplace can be complex, and may involve a myriad of federal and provincial statutes, regulations, rules, guidelines, and common law.
Managing a person’s estate following his or her death can be an overwhelming and emotional task, particularly for anyone appointed as executor.
It’s not uncommon for disputes to arise when loved ones lose the ability to make decisions on their own, or after they pass away.
Construction is an exciting business, but not without risk. Our legal team is here to mitigate that risk by guiding clients through all phases of their work, from conception,...
Most victims that are injured in a car accident suffer both physical injuries and long-term emotional traumas. These injuries can result in massive ongoing medical expenses and can even...
Land Subdivision & Development
Over several decades, our land development team has been involved in many of the development projects in and around the Okanagan Valley.
Real Estate & Lending Transactions
Buying a home is often the largest purchase of your life. We know it can be stressful, and sometimes a bit overwhelming.
Security & Debt Collection
Our team has experience assisting both creditors and debtors, and advising clients on how to safely loan money.
Personal Injury Law
We play an active role in helping you get your life back and we understand your recovery will often be physical and emotional. We are established in the community...
Strata Property Law
The number of strata properties has grown exponentially in recent years and this rapid growth has been accompanied by changing legislation and filing requirements.
Our business law practice group has the expertise and experience to help you navigate the complex world of business transactions and acquisitions.
Wills & Estate Planning
Estate planning can be a daunting task, and many people don’t know how or where to begin.
Whether you are planning to develop a new winery or are operating an existing winery, our lawyers can assist you with your legal matters, so you can focus on...
At Doak Shirreff, we don’t just contribute to community events, we’re actively involved in them. We are the group of Kelowna lawyers who are constantly participating in fundraisers and awareness campaigns year-round; take a look below at just some of the ways we’re engaged in our community.
Update: Federally Regulated Employees Receive Paid Sick Leave
As of December 1, 2022, The Government of Canada will be providing ten days of paid sick leave for employees who work in the federally regulated private sector. These...
Is Your Severance Package Enough?
The worst has just happened. You have been fired. They say its restructuring or downsizing or “without cause” … but, the reason doesn’t matter. You’ve been fired and your...
COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates in BC Workplaces
COVID-19 vaccination policies in BC workplaces are giving rise to a number of provincial legal implications and public policy considerations that should be carefully considered by all employers as...
Paid Sick Leave Requirements in British Columbia
Effective as of January 1, 2022, BC employers are required to provide eligible employees with up to five (5) days of paid sick leave per year. BC is the...
How To Stratify A Property
If you own property that has the correct zoning then you may be able to create a strata on that property. This has become popular with owners to capitalized...
Does your workplace require a health and safety program? Some Q & A about the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
WorkSafeBC is an organization established by the provincial legislation, the Workers Compensation Act, RSBC 2019, c 1 (the “WCA”), and has a mandate to oversee a no-fault insurance system...
Amendments to the BC Employment Standards Act aimed at protecting under-aged Employees
British Columbia was the only jurisdiction in Canada to allow for children to enter the workforce at age 12, but new amendments to the Employment Standards Act that come...
Failure to Mitigate Damages Results in “Discounted” Severance Entitlement
When an employee is terminated from their employment, they have a duty to mitigate their damages – meaning that the individual needs to take active and demonstrable steps to...
Business Matters with Rob Cupello
Business Matters with Rob Cupello Click below to watch our Business Matters session with Rob Cupello of NowMedia Group.
Can an Employer Terminate an Employee Who Refuses to Wear a Mask?
As the norms of society have shifted as a result of COVID-19, the issue of wearing a mask or not has become a contentious issue in and outside of...