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The Lawyer’s Daily interviews Dierk Ullrich in an article about BC’s Civil Resolution Tribunal updates

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“B.C.’s Civil Resolution Tribunal given new powers over not-for-profits, co-operatives” by Ian Burns, The Lawyer’s Daily

The Lawyer’s Daily quotes Vancouver lawyer, Dierk Ullrich, in an article about the change in scope of what the BC Civil Resolution Tribunal is now responsible for.

Dierk Ullrich said the main area of application for the general public of the CRT’s new powers is record access, but it is “really focused on disputes between members and societies.

So, it’s a relatively narrow bandwidth as far as the general public is concerned that could make use of this process. There is a decision at the end of the process which is binding on the parties, but is subject to judicial review on very narrow grounds.

The tribunal is considered an expert tribunal, at least for societies questions, and the final order that flows from the decision can be entered at the [B.C.] Supreme Court which would have the same force as a Supreme Court judgment.”