Egregious response to sexual abuse by BC Director of Child Protection

Victoria lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX – Legally Speaking with Pamela McCall – discussing a Supreme Court decision that the BC Director of Child Protection responded egregiously to a report of sexual abuse. The judge concluded that the Director failed to assess and investigate the reports of sexual abuse, wrongly apprehended the children and then misled […]

Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX – Bill Cosby admission

Victoria Criminal Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX – Legally Speaking – with Pamela McCall discussing the Bill Cosby admission to purchasing drugs in order to give them to women he wished to have sex with. Legal issues including limitation periods, the use of compelled statements obtained during a civil examination for discovery, settlements, and the […]

Ontario court upholds decision to deny approval to TWU law school

Victoria Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX – Legally Speaking with Pamela McCall – discussing an Ontario Superior Court decision upholding the Ontario Law Society decision to refuse approval for a proposed law school at Trinity Western University. Trinity Western University (TWU) requires all students and faculty to sign a Community Covenant that provides for discipline or […]

Lawyer Michael Mulligan – CFAX – Mr. Big Operations

Victoria Criminal Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX – Legally Speaking – discussing the police use of Mr. Big undercover operations. In a Mr. Big operation, undercover police officers pose as members of a fictitious criminal organization. The suspect is paid to perform various tasks for the fictitious origination and, typically, are treated to various lavish things […]

Lawyer Paul Pearson comments on acquittal in a Mr. Big case

Victoria Criminal Lawyer Paul Pearson comments in a Times Colonist story by Katie Derosa on an acquittal in a local murder case that was based on a confession in a Mr. Big undercover operation. The judge found the confession to be unreliable. In these cases the undercover police spend months convincing a suspect that they […]

Legal Aid funds diverted by BC Government

Victoria lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 with Pamela McCall discussing new freedom of information data the reveals the amount of money being diverted from the legal aid system by the provincial government. The FOI information reveals that $171.7 million was collected in 2014 by a special tax on legal services while only $74.9 million was […]

Michael Mulligan on CFAX – What’s next in Nuttall Korody bomb case

Victoria BC Criminal Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX Legally Speaking with Pamela McCall –  What’s next in the Nuttall and Korody legislature bomb case following the conviction by the jury. The most interesting part of the case now starts as the judge will deal with the issue of entrapment. This process is discussed in the context […]

Michael Mulligan on CFAX – Entrapment and the Legislature Bomb Case

Criminal Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX – Legally Speaking with Pamela McCall – discussing the law with respect to entrapment in the context of the Nuttall and Korody legislature bomb case. In Canada, there are two forms of entrapment: 1) When the police provide people with an opportunity to commit a crime without having a reasonable […]

Real estate agent suspended and Supreme Court of Canada duty of good faith

Victoria lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX Legally Speaking with Pamela McCall – discussing the five year suspension of a Victoria real estate agent by the Real Estate Council of British Columbia for professional misconduct. The agent was found to have breached his duties to the client by having her purchase a leaky condominium, listed by […]

Employment law and the firing of FHRITP Hydro One Employee

Victoria Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX – Legally Speaking with Pamela McCall – discussing the employment law implications of Hydro One firing an employee for making vulgar remarks to a reporter. Most non-union employees are subject to being fired by an employer, even without any legal cause, if either severance is paid or notice is given. […]