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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The Builders Lien Act protects participants in a construction project by providing for a special claim on property for the payment or performance of some debt, obligation, or duty, called a lien. This project examines ...
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When pipelines are constructed across private land, the private landowner has no right to refuse a pipeline right-of-way across the land. If the pipeline contractor fails to pay the workers, subcontractors, or ...
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This project examines selected topics in real estate law, including unregistered interests, judicial extinguishment of incorporeal interests, joint tenancies, restrictive covenants, and the doctrine of implied grant.
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The law permits evidence of post-accident remedial measures to be entered in litigation as evidence of negligence. This may discourage people from taking steps to ensure to prevent future accidents. To avoid this ...
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This project examines legal issues that arose in the wake of the Top Line case. This case concluded that a lease executed in ignorance of subdivision requirements must be considered void. The judgment was highly ...
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This project explores the procedures surrounding issues that arise when adult guardianship orders are made outside British Columbia. It makes recommendations to deal with these issues via the Enforcement of Canadian ...
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The Society Act provides for the incorporation, governance, and termination of not-for-profit bodies in British Columbia. Enacted in 1977, the Act has not kept up with developments in the legal landscape and the ...
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In BC, tests of capacity, the legal threshold after which a person is considered mentally incapable in the eyes of the law, differ depending on the area of law. This project studies selected common-law tests of capacity ...
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Spoliation in a legal context refers to the destruction, mutilation, alteration, or concealment of evidence. Those who suffer due to spoliation may be entitled to a number of remedies. This project aims to shed some ...
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Predatory lending is the practice whereby a lender deceptively persuades a borrower to agree to abusive loan terms. It is closely tied to subprime mortgage lending, a practice that encouraged a rise in predatory lending ...
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