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We represent leading national retail brands, financial institutions, entrepreneurs, business and professional associations, individuals, and not-for-profit entities.


What We Do

Administrative and Public Law

We act in novel and complex disputes involving all forms of litigation involving the actions of government and public regulatory authorities, and their impact on individuals and businesses. This includes many aspects of administrative law but also includes challenges under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and proceedings before federal and provincial agencies and tribunals. We also act in First Nations land claims and in negotiations with federal/provincial Crowns concerning treaty compliance and land claims.

Our lawyers have appeared before a number of tribunals and courts arguing important issues in such diverse areas such as arbitration jurisdiction and process, distribution of financial services, sexual harassment, privacy and access to information, municipal law, citizenship, and taxation. We understand the importance of the rule of law and are able to help clients deal with the expanding force of public law as it affects all aspects of business. We also act as pro bono counsel to deserving clients in public interest cases.

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