Sutton Law - Areas of Practice

Civil Litigation

At Sutton Law we represent clients both in and out of court on all civil matters including contract disputes, debt collection, property disputes and property insurance claims.

 

 

Criminal Defence

Are you facing a criminal charge and need representation?  At Sutton Law we accept both private and legal aid clients. We represent people charged with all types of Criminal Code and Motor Vehicle Act offences through all stages of proceedings at all levels of court in British Columbia

 

 

Estate Litigation

If you are a surviving spouse or child of a deceased person, we can advise you on whether adequate provision was made for you under their will and, if necessary, represent you in making application for a variation of the will. At Sutton Law we can also assist you if another person has started litigation against you with respect to an estate.

 

 

Corporate/Commercial

Starting and operating a business can be complex and at Sutton Law we specialize in helping you decide what business structure is best for you whether that be a proprietorship, partnership or incorporation to ensure your success at all stages. We are experienced in all legal aspects of this process, including but not limited to incorporations, extraprovincial registrations, reorganizations, amalgamations, restorations, shareholders agreements, family trust agreements, general security agreements, annual maintenance, dividend planning, company change of names, share capital alterations, advanced tax transactions related to Section 51/85/86 rollovers, transfer of shares, change of directors, voluntary and involuntary dissolutions.

  

 

Wills, Powers of Attorney, Representation Agreements

Planning for your possible incapacity and eventual passing is extremely important. At Sutton Law we can advise you about the current state of the law and prepare the necessary documents to help you ensure your affairs are taken care of. We provide services relating to wills, powers of attorney, probate/administration, living wills, representation agreements, and persons with disability trusts, as well as other areas. We can also assist executors in obtaining Grants of Probate or Letters of Administration and advise them on their duties and obligations.

 

A Power of Attorney is a legal document for personal planning in British Columbia. It is a way to authorize your personal supporters to manage your financial and legal affairs if you need assistance due to illness, injury and disability. A Power of Attorney does not authorize your personal supporters to make health care or personal care decisions. To give authorization for health and personal care decisions you need to make a Representation Agreement.

 

A Representation Agreement is a legal document for personal planning in British Columbia. It is a way to authorize your personal supporters to help you manage your affairs or make decisions on your behalf if you need assistance due to illness, injury or disability. A Representation Agreement is the only way to authorize someone to assist you or to act on your behalf for health care and personal care matters.