IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO OUR CLIENTS – COVID-19

Our thoughts are with those who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). With the situation surrounding COVID-19 rapidly evolving, Centra Lawyers LLP is committed to ensuring our clients, staff, suppliers and visitors enjoy a healthy and safe environment within our offices, while we continue to provide the same high-quality legal services to which […]

BC Courts Jurisdiction: What you need to know

For matters that fall within the jurisdiction of the Province (not Federal), and for purposes of this discussion, BC currently has three tiers of courts; The Supreme Court, Provincial Court (Small Claims Court), and more recently the Civil Resolutions Tribunal (CRT). Traditionally small claims (for amounts up to $5,000) would be brought in the Provincial […]

Civil Resolution Tribunal Jurisdiction: What you need to know

From June 1, 2017, small claims up to $5,000 falls under the jurisdiction of the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT), and cannot be brought in the Provincial Court any more. The monetary size of the claim is however not the only consideration when investigating jurisdiction. One of the most obvious is that all strata disputes are […]

Provincial Court Jurisdiction: What you need to know

From June 1, 2017, small claims up to $5,000 falls under the jurisdiction of the CRT, and cannot be brought in the Provincial Court any more. In turn, the jurisdiction of the Provincial Court has been raised to deal with claims from $5,001 to $35,000. The upper limit being increased by $10,000 from $25,000. Matters […]