British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI)

The British Columbia Law Institute is a not-for-profit law reform agency that works to improve and modernize the laws of British Columbia. Its mission is to be a leader in law reform by carrying out the best in scholarly law reform research and writing and the best in outreach relating to law reform.

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A money judgment is an order for a party to a lawsuit to pay the other party a sum of money. Often money judgments go uncollected, and this situation is not helped by the archaic, fragmentary, and inefficient ...
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Unfair contract terms are terms that are particularly harsh, grossly one-sided, or unconscionable. This project surveys recent cases dealing with unfair contract terms, the tools that the law currently provides to the ...
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Parents and other guardians of small children want to ensure that their children will be provided for in case they pass away, or otherwise become unable to care for them. This project explores issues relating to ...
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The Shimco case established a controversial remedy under the Builders Lien Act, which provides for a lien against the holdbacks that property owners, contractors, and subcontractors are required to maintain. This ...
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This website contains forms, frequently asked questions, and general information about the Builders Lien Act.
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The Family Relations Act provides for the assistance of plans in dividing pensions between spouses on marriage breakdown. This publication reviews developments in the area of pension division in a question and answer ...
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This project examines the ultimate limitation period contained in section 8 of the Limitation Act. It identifies a number of problems associated with section 8 and makes recommendations for improving the ultimate ...
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Sometimes trusts are created that inadequately address unforeseen circumstances. The project reviews the scope of the court's power to approve variations of trusts and provides a framework for revision of the Trust and ...
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This report examines the contract law concepts of unconscionability, duress, undue influence, good faith, and misrepresentation and recommends enacting a Contract Fairness Act to clarify and modernize these concepts.
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This project concerns issues associated with the implementation of the Uniform Illegal Contracts Act recommended by the ULCC for enactment. The Uniform Act would empower courts to mitigate harsh and unjust results ...
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