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Larry Hagan was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1955, graduating from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (with distinction) in 1978 and a Bachelor of Law Degree in 1979. After graduation, he moved to Calgary and received his designation as a Chartered Accountant in 1981. He then articled with Code Hunter in Calgary and was called to the Alberta Bar in 1982. After an extensive world tour he worked in Hong Kong with Price Waterhouse and then practised with the Cook Snowdon law firm in Calgary. In 1989 he moved to Vancouver, where he joined the firm of Ferguson Gifford and was called to the British Columbia Bar.

In 1990 he joined a client company and spent three years in real estate, manufacturing and distributing. He returned to the practice of law in 1993 with KSW Lawyers and became a Partner in 1999.

Larry is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, the British Columbia Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Canadian Tax Foundation. He is a member of the Rotary Club of North Delta, spent three years as a boy scout leader ,and coached soccer and little league baseball. He still plays hockey, skis, bikes and hangs out with his family. Larry and his wife Carol are quite actively involved in raising money for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Larry is a member of several tax study groups and has taught and lectured extensively to various professional organizations.

Larry’s practice area is that of income tax planning and documentation with respect to estate planning, income splitting and structuring of purchase and sale transactions to best deal with income tax liabilities. This includes providing for estate freezes, inter vivos family trusts, the reorganization of corporations, the tax-wise use of joint ventures and partnerships, and various means to either defer or save income tax for individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts and joint ventures.

Because of his background, not only as an accountant and a lawyer, but also having spent a number of years in business, Larry believes he provides for the client a unique combination of someone who tries to look at the practical side of a tax driven plan. He has a good feel for financial statements, legal documents and the business aspects of a transaction.

  • University of Saskatchewan, College of Law, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada – 1979
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree (with distinction) – 1978

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Rotary Club of North Delta

Bar Admission:

  • Alberta - 1982
  • British Columbia - 1989
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3.3.2020
Human Rights
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Our client was injured in a helicopter crash at work. The employer then terminated her employment while she was on medical leave and WorkSafeBC benefits. Our client filed a complaint under the Human Rights Code and the employer applied to dismiss the complaint under s. 27(1)(c) of the Code. We resited the application to dismiss and it was denied as the employer was unsuccessful in showing that the complaint had no reasonable prospect of success. Importantly, the tribunal found that “determinations made by WorkSafeBC abour whether an employee can return to a pre-injury job are not based on a human rights analysis of whether an employer has fulfilled its duty to accommodate.”
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1.21.2020
Commercial, Insurance & Criminal
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Chris was co-counsel for the defendant in a case where the plaintiff claimed that the defendant intentionally ran him over with her vehicle. After a six day trial, the Court dismissed the plaintiff’s claims for aggravated and punitive damages and found the plaintiff was in fact 50% responsible for the incident.
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11.19.2019
WorkSafeBC Compensation
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Judicial review – Workers Compensation Board accepted our client’s claim for a back injury sustained on a first day on the job with her new employer. In setting her long-term wage rate, WCB found her to be a ‘temporary’ worker. We argued for our client that her employment was permanent. WCAT dismissed our claim and affirmed the initial WCB decision. We petitioned the BC Supreme Court, and the Court found the WCAT decision was patently unreasonable as it failed to make findings about the words of our client’s oral employment contract. This judicial review presented an interesting intersection of employment law, workers compensation law, and administrative law. Read Chris’ blog post about this case here.
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9.20.2019
Employment Insurance & CPP
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Chris’ client was denied Employment Insurance benefits after the Commission determined that she had left her job voluntarily. We appealed to the Social Security Tribunal and successfully argued that our client was in fact terminated from employment and therefore she was entitled to EI benefits. She received a retroactive payment and ongoing support during her search for new employment.
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