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Legal Research

We offer various legal research services, including:

  • Public records searches: land titles, corporate records, personal property registry, bankruptcy
  • Case law: access to specific judgments in Canada and the U.S., seeking decision precedents dealing with particular topics and facts, determining potential awards using quantums (i.e. Breach of Contract, Child/Spousal Support, Defamation, Wrongful Dismissal, Personal Injury)
  • Legislation: current, historical and amending laws and regulations, judicial intent
    • Check out our Federal and BC legislation tables to keep up with current bills!
  • Research for settlement of estates: genealogical searches to locate heirs, historical stock quotes to establish assets
  • Document delivery: medical, legal, and academic journal articles and books
  • Local history: to determine past land use, history of business establishments, historic events
  • Expert witness background checks
  • US Jury Verdicts and Settlements
  • Media searches on any topic

Cost

 $100/hr + database charges (vary depending on the scope of the request) + applicable taxes

Contact us for an estimate of how long your project may take and what databases may need to be used to meet the parameters of your research request. 

Resources Used

BC OnLine

BC OnLine

Canada Gazette

Canada Gazette

Dow Jones - Factiva

Dow Jones - Factiva

Federal Court (of Appeal) Decisions

Federal Court (of Appeal) Decisions

Lexis Advance Quicklaw

Lexis Advance Quicklaw

OnCorp

OnCorp

OSBC Bankruptcy & Insolvency Records Search

OSBC Bankruptcy & Insolvency Records Search

SOQUIJ

SOQUIJ

Note: Resources highlighted above are free to access for VPL card holders.