• 21 Oct 2015

    Complexity (3 minute read)


    My friend and law school colleague Professor Katie Sykes is teaching a fantastic new course at Thompson Rivers University called “L21C – The Law Firm for the 21st Century”. Part of the course is a blog where Professor Sykes, her students, and a variety of others discuss how the legal profession is changing. I contributed a “guest post” this morning – you can read it by clicking here.

    By Salim Hirji Civil Litigation
  • 28 Jul 2015

    Out Riding


    In late May, I read this on the website of a cycling magazine:

    You should ride your bike for 30 minutes every day.  If you’re too busy for that, then you should ride for an hour.

    Since I love cycling, and since I was too busy in April and May to ride for half an hour every day, I decided that I needed to get out and ride a bit more.  Vancouver’s excellent summer weather and the Tour de France in July provided some additional motivation – not that I really needed any.  I’ll get back to posting about law and dispute resolution in August! September! October!

    By Salim Hirji General
  • 03 Jun 2015

    “Land Under Cultivation” Can Be Seasonal (3 minute read)

    New Nadina Court of Appeal

    You may recall that last November, the BC Supreme Court ruled in favour of my client, New Nadina Explorations Limited, in a case that involved the interpretation of the phrase “land under cultivation.”  Following that decision, the landowner appealed, and this week the BC Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal.

  • 15 Apr 2015

    Like Shooting Fish In a Barrel (2 minute read)


    About a year ago, I wrote this piece about Canada’s new anti-spam legislation, often referred to as “CASL.” I mentioned that the new law has strict “unsubscribe” requirements, and that the fines associated with violating the legislation could be as high as $10 million for businesses. It appears we now have our first two reported penalties under CASL – courtesy of a popular dating website, Plenty of Fish (POF), as well as a lesser known company called Compu-Finder.

    By Salim Hirji General Small Business
  • 30 Jan 2015

    You CAN fight City Hall (8 minute read)

    jubliee house_crop

    Earlier this week, Mr. Justice McEwan of the British Columbia Supreme Court released his decision in the case of Community Association of New Yaletown v. Vancouver (City), a case involving a rezoning application, a public hearing, and a land swap deal between the City of Vancouver and Brenhill Developments.

    The result of the case is striking:  two bylaws quashed, a development permit revoked, and new public hearings ordered.  On the ground, there is an active construction site that no longer has a valid development permit, and as for the agreement between Brenhill and the City?  That’s a separate (and probably even more complicated) topic for another day.

  • 19 Jan 2015

    Looking Back at Year One


    Today marks the one-year anniversary of the opening of Hirji Law Corporation. It was an interesting, challenging, and rewarding year. I had the great fortune to work with excellent clients on interesting files.

    By Salim Hirji General
  • 16 Jan 2015

    Appealing your Property Assessment Notice


    Every year, BC Assessment prepares an “Assessment Roll” as of December 31, and mails out assessment notices early in the calendar year.  If you own property in BC, chances are you’ve already received your Property Assessment Notice for 2015.  Chances are also pretty good that your property’s assessed is higher this year than it was last year.


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