July 19, 2016Inducements And Trade Practices

Most operators of licensed establishments have been exposed to inducements. Currently, as a result of practices that have evolved with liquor suppliers or manufacturers, the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB) is concerned with their statut...

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June 4, 2015Initial Business Considerations: Some Short Term Pain For Long Term Gain

At MJB Lawyers, we often find ourselves advising clients on how to clean up or solve problems that likely could have been avoided if some proper steps had been taken initially. Understandably so, many individuals, when they initially wish to ...

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May 19, 2015The Enforcement Process Of The LCLB

The current process overview: The Liquor Control Licensing Branch (LCLB) website has some excellent material as background to understanding the enforcement process including articles on the Enforcement Process, Enforcement Hearing Rules,...

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February 23, 2015Guest Or Tenant?

The question has been asked, in what circumstances might a long term guest become a tenant and the provisions of the Residential Tenancy Act in British Columbia apply? Generally the Act does not apply to living accommodation occupied as “vac...

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February 23, 2015Catering Endorsement Opportunity For Liquor Primary Licensees

On February 6, 2013 the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch announced the opportunity for licensees to apply for a catering endorsement on their liquor primary license or alternatively, to apply for a stand alone Catering License. For ma...

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February 23, 2015Valuation Of Licensee Retail Store Licenses

Valuation of an LRS is a process which includes determining existing cash flow and evaluating the potential positive and negative influences on value and cash flow. The LRS license may have a value independent of cash flow if a better location for...

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February 21, 2015Representation Agreement

Incapacitated? Be prepared… A Representation Agreement allows you to appoint the person of your choice to make decisions about your health care. A Power of Attorney authorizes an appointed person(s) to handle your legal and f...

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February 21, 2015What To Do If You Are In A Motor Vehicle Accident

Nobody wants to be in a car accident, especially one where you or someone you love is injured. Unfortunately it happens many times a day in British Columbia. When an accident occurs, many questions arise as to what to do next. You do hav...

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February 12, 2015Employment Law 101

There is an old adage, that your company’s most important resource is its employees. Regardless of the product, if you don’t have good employees you can trust, how can you expect your business to operate efficiently and profitably?...

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February 12, 2015Liquor Policy And Business Review

Maximizing LRS Values and Bankability The separation of LRS and LP licenses in December has created great opportunities to maximize LRS values and make them more bankable. It is essential that Third Party Use Agreements as ...

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February 12, 2015Liquor And Related Business Matters

THE PUB BUSINESS The combined effects of the competition from the chain restaurants catering to casual fine dining, the new drinking criteria and the economy have severally affected the pub industry both operationally and i...

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February 11, 2015Motor Vehicle Claims And ICBC

Driving a vehicle is a privilege that most of us take for granted. The law requires that every vehicle on the road be registered and that the owner of the vehicle carry a minimum of $200,000.00 in liability insurance. These days, it is prudent to ...

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