• 25 Apr 2014

    The Ride to Conquer Cancer

    Mack Kirk 2013

    In 2012 and 2013, I rode in the BC edition of the Ride to Conquer Cancer. In 2013, I rode with the Mack Kirk Cycling Team.  The picture above is our motley crew, at the end of the ride.

    I decided to skip the ride this year, in order to focus on the creation of my new law office, and spend a bit more time with my family.  But even though I’m not riding, I encourage you to support the event and donate as much as you can afford.

    By Salim Hirji General
  • 23 Apr 2014

    The Foreign Money Claims Act (3 minute read)


    In July 2011, I wrote a short piece that was published in the National Creditor-Debtor Review about collecting foreign currency debts in British Columbia, using a statute called the Foreign Money Claims Act.  The article highlighted some of the concerns that creditors faced between 2008 and 2011,  when the value of the Canadian Dollar dropped by almost 25%, and then rebounded.  You can read the entire article here (starting at page 25).

    Fast forward to April 2014 and it appears that currency markets are relatively volatile once again:  from a high of $1.03 (against the U.S. Dollar) in September 2012, to a low of $0.89 in March of this year.

  • 04 Apr 2014

    Expropriation – Disturbance Damages (3 minute read)


    I’ve had a few calls recently from individuals and companies affected by land acquisitions for large scale public projects.  In some cases, the authority doing the work has expropriated land (or will be expropriating land) and the issue of compensation for “disturbance damages” has come up.  What are “disturbance damages”, and how do you calculate them?

    By Salim Hirji Civil Litigation

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