Legal Overview: Survey Plan Reviews & More!
April 17th 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PST

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Webinar #3- Legal Overview: Survey Plan Reviews and More!

Join us for an informative and "user-friendly" session on a variety of legal topics relating to survey plans.  Learn about legal requirements, guidelines, and definitions. Olga and Robin will present a number of unusual cases that might relate to a situation in your community.  


Each topic of the agenda below will have "war stories" and examples to discuss!  As well, find out the legal requirements for writing general reports to council with discussion and examples from planning/subdivision.





Survey Plans – the lawyers’ perspective

-Different types of plans – understanding the plan you are looking at

-Use of plans to review history of land ownership/use

-Applicable legislation

-Working with a team of surveyor and lawyer – who does what?


Subdivision plans and types and what is involved in approving these plans 

(without making it all about subdivision!)


-Bare land



-Air space

-Peculiarities: Agricultural Land Commission Act (2 acre lots)


Road Dedications and Reservations

-Use of plans

-Partial/full lots

-Crown highways

-Rights of way

-Reservations for future dedication


Park dedication and reservation

-Use of plans


Accreted lands

-Natural boundary

-Adding land to existing lots

-Approval process


Rights of way

-Describing partial areas

-“Blanket” rights of way


Plan cancellations


Mistakes and how to spot them


Plan submission – who signs what and when?


General Discussion on Report Writing to Council

 -Discussion and examples from planning/subdivision 



Cost + gst:

PIBC Member: $39.00

PIBC Member Group: $99.00

Non-Member: $59.00

Non-Member Group: $139.00


Deadline to register: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 (5:00 pm)


Our Speakers:

Olga Rivkin, Associate Lawyer, Lidstone & Company

Olga is an experienced solicitor, attentive to client needs, nuanced and detailed in her approach. She advises local governments and other public entities on a variety of topics, including land development, subdivision, real estate, highways, remediation, water, infrastructure and general day to day operations. Olga has represented local governments in numerous negotiations, drafted a variety of agreements and assisted with project management. In all matters, Olga endeavors to provide practical advice and make complex matters clear and simple. She publishes and presents extensively on issues of importance to local governments.


Robin Philips, Lawyer, Lidstone & Company

Robin Phillips is a municipal lawyer at Lidstone and Company, where she advises local government on variety of legal matters, including governance, negotiations, litigation, planning, and development. Prior to joining Lidstone, Robin clerked for five justices of the BC Supreme Court. Robin has represented clients in the BC Provincial Court and Supreme Court.  Robin is also a Mediate BC Civil Roster Mediator. Robin is called to the bar of British Columbia and Alberta.


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