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  • 28 Jul

    Out Riding

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    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
  • 15 Apr

    Like Shooting Fish In a Barrel (2 minute read)

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    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
  • 19 Jan

    Looking Back at Year One

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    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
  • 15 Dec

    Happy Holidays

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    To all those I have worked with this year – Best wishes for a joyous holiday season, and all the best in 2015!

    By Salim Hirji General
  • 30 Oct

    Surface Rights and the Business of Law (2 minute read)

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    I will be in Kamloops on November 13, 2014 to give not one, but two talks at the Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law.  The first will be part of a first-year Property Law lecture on surface rights and mineral tenures, and the second will be a more general discussion about the “Business of Law.”  TRU has built a great law school and I am grateful to be invited to speak to the students and faculty about the kinds of cases that I handle, and the way that I have set up my new law office.

    By Salim Hirji Court Decisions General
  • 13 Aug

    I am Moving!

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    As of September 1, 2014, my office will move to Nelson Square (at the corner of Nelson and Howe), across the street from the Vancouver Law Courts.  The full address will be:

    Suite 405

    808 Nelson Street

    Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 2H2

    My phone number, fax number, and email address will remain the same.

    By Salim Hirji General
  • 01 May

    Protect Your Mailing List! (15 minute read)

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    Canada’s new “anti-spam” law  (“CASL”) goes into effect on July 1, 2014.  Those of you who use email or text messages to communicate  with customers will need to get consent from the people on your mailing list if you want to keep sending them newsletters, updates, and other messages after July 1.  If you use a mailing list, you need to sit down, clear your desk, and take the next 15 minutes to read this.

    By Salim Hirji General Small Business
  • 25 Apr

    The Ride to Conquer Cancer

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    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
  • 07 Mar

    What Should I Bring? (3 minute read)

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    In the 7 weeks since I opened Hirji Law Corporation, I have met several new clients.  On a few occasions, people have asked me before our first meeting, “What should I bring with me?” – which is an excellent question, especially if you’re meeting a litigation lawyer for the first time.

    By Salim Hirji Civil Litigation General
  • 29 Jan

    A New Small Firm (4 Minute Read)

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    Hirji Law Corporation is a new law firm focused on providing litigation advice and representation to your small or medium sized business.  I created the firm out of a desire to provide legal services to small businesses in a more responsive, cost-effective way.

ABOUT THIS BLOG

Welcome to the Hirji Law Corporation Blog – commentary and information about business disputes and the litigation process.

I will be blogging about dispute resolution, negotiation, recent court decisions, and the impact that disputes can have on your business.

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