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. […]

An aging inmate boom? CBA National

In a pre-election announcement by the federal Conservative government changes will be made to the release process for inmates serving a second jail sentence of more than two years where the individual has previously served a jail sentence of more than five years for a violent offence. Comment by Victoria Criminal Lawyer Michael Mulligan in an […]

Criminal Lawyer Michael Mulligan – Medical Marijuana

Victoria BC Criminal Lawyer Michael Mulligan on Legally Speaking with Pamela McCall. The College of Physicians and Surgeons has released guidelines for doctors who prescribe medical marijuana. In the face of dozens of stores selling marijuana to people on the strength of medical referrals from individuals who are not medical doctors this may have limited […]

Paul Pearson on CFAX – Supreme Court of Canada Ivan Henry

Victoria BC Criminal Lawyer Paul Pearson on CFAX w. Ian Jessop discussing the Supreme Court of Canada decision in the Ivan Henry Case. Ivan Henry spent 27 years in jail before being found not guilty by the BC Court of Appeal. The Supreme Court of Canada makes it easier to sue where Crown Counsel fail […]