January 20, 2020

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Proud to Sponsor the 7th Annual Vancouver Military Dinner with Proceeds Going to Soldier On.

Murphy Battista LLP is proud to be a sponsor of the 7th annual Vancouver Military Dinner being held on April 18, 2020, at the Vancouver Club. Every year this black-tie event showcases and supports a different charity that does excellent work for veterans and serving Canadian Armed Forces personnel. At…

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December 3, 2019

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Murphy Battista

Holiday Parties: Liability and Your Responsibilities as a Host and a Partygoer

Holiday Parties: Liability and Your Responsibilities as a Host and a Partygoer

T’is the season of the holiday party. The time of year when there is lots of cheer (and beer). However, as fun as holiday parties can be, they can also lead to a legal nightmare. With the recent legalization of cannabis, hosts won’t only be concerned about the liability risks…

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October 29, 2019

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Murphy Battista

Teen Safety and Halloween

Teen Safety and Halloween

For a teenager, the attraction of attending Halloween parties far outweighs staying home watching a scary movie or two. As a responsible, caring parent, it’s vital to have an open conversation with your teenager about managing expectations and their safety without the drama. Below are some steps to take before…

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August 20, 2019

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Kristina Shelden, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Spinal Cord Injury BC Airport Experience Tour – Let’s Fly

Spinal Cord Injury BC Airport Experience Tour – Let’s Fly

At the beginning of the summer, I was lucky enough to have joined the Spinal Cord Injury BC Airport Experience Tour and felt inspired to write up a blog including some of the things I learned! When travelling with any kind of disability, it’s important to be prepared. With that…

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Revisions to ICBC Part 7 Accident Benefits – What They Mean for You

On April 1, 2019, many changes came into effect which alter how ICBC treats no-fault benefit claims (sometimes known as Part 7 claims). Among the most significant changes are increases to the wage loss, homemaker, and death benefit amounts available. Previously, the government increased coverage from $150,000 to $300,000 for…

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You’ve Been in a Cycling Accident Involving a Motor Vehicle – What do you do?

You’ve Been in a Cycling Accident Involving a Motor Vehicle – What do you do?

Summer has finally reached our beautiful province. However, with summer weather, bicycle accidents are at their peak. ICBC estimates that 740 cyclists are injured in car crashes from June to September every year.  Last year, cyclist Anthony Floyd was involved in a collision when a driver pulled into a cycling…

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July 10, 2019

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DJ Lam, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Wheeling in the great outdoors – tips for keep it “wheely” safe

Wheeling in the great outdoors – tips for keep it “wheely” safe

While the end of June marked the start of summer, it also began silly season for wheelchair users who navigate seas of pedestrians, vehicles and other hazards. Indeed, it’s not uncommon to see close calls between wheelchairs and sets of able-bodied shins. And wheelchair users are particularly vulnerable. Distraction and…

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June 12, 2019

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Know the Limits: Teen Grad Parties and Social Host Liability

Know the Limits: Teen Grad Parties and Social Host Liability

To host or not to host? Arranging gatherings for your teens at home can be riddled with questions. However, in the past decade parents face a much more difficult decision, whether or not to include alcohol among the appetizers. This poses a much larger issue at heart with hosting teen…

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June 7, 2019

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Kristina Shelden, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

ConnecTra Workshop – Adaptive Recreation

Keeping active can be difficult with an injury. But fortunately there are many adaptive options you can take advantage of to get you outside and enjoying the beauty that is Vancouver. ConnecTra is hosting an interactive workshop about adaptive recreation on June 11th, from 2-4pm at the Creekside Community Centre,…

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May 30, 2019

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Murphy Battista

BC Access Awareness 2019: May 29th – June 6th

The Gathering Festival, in partnership with Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture and All Bodies Dance, is presenting a week of special events in celebration of BC Access Awareness. BC Access Awareness, celebrated annually on the first Saturday in June, is a campaign that raises awareness about disability, accessibility, and inclusion.…

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