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Welcome to Shane R. Hopkins-Utter’s Law Blog

May 28, 2014

I am a Barrister & Solicitor in British Columbia, Canada, practicing through the Shane R. Hopkins-Utter Law Corporation.  I was called to the bar in British Columbia in 2010, and worked at one of Canada’s largest law firms until I left in 2013 to form the Blair Law Group,* a space sharing firm with Alan Blair of the Alan Blair Law Corporation.

My practice involves advising clients on complying with federal and provincial laws and regulations, in particular environmental and occupational health and safety laws. I defend clients being investigated, penalized, or charged with offences under federal and provincial laws. When governments and other decision-makers take actions that adversely affect my clients’ interest, I can also commence legal proceedings to have courts review those decisions and overturn them.

When I give presentations, audience members sometimes try to ask what they should do to solve a legal problem.  My answer is that legal advice has to be specifically tailored to every situation and can’t be given in a “one size fits all” approach.  The same goes for this blog — these articles are for information purposes only, and are not intended to be relied upon as legal advice as what may be true for one client may not be true for another.  The disclaimer I will be including in each of my posts is therefore as much for your protection as it is mine:

DISCLAIMER: NOT LEGAL ADVICE.  All articles and blogs are for information purposes only and are not intended to be relied on as legal advice. You should not rely on, or take or fail to take any action, based upon this information, or disregard professional legal advice or delay in seeking legal advice because of something you have read on this site or in this article. The author, Shane R. Hopkins-Utter would be pleased to discuss resolutions to specific legal concerns you may have.

For more information on my practice, or to see how I can provide you with legal assistance, please contact me to request a consultation.
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Thank you very much,

Shane R. Hopkins-Utter, B.A. (Hon), M.A., J.D.

* The Blair Law Group is a space sharing agreement between the Alan Blair Law Corporation and the Shane R. Hopkins-Utter Law Corporation, and is not a partnership.

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