James Tate, Partner
- BA from University of Victoria
- LL.B from University of British Columbia
Professional and Other Memberships:
- Law Society of British Columbia 2000
- Canadian Bar Association International Network Resource Committee
- Lawyer's Rights Watch Canada
- Aboriginal Law
- Employment Law
- General civil litigation
- Administrative Law, including judicial reviews
Before law school, James worked in International Development, managing educational exchanges in fields such as small business, social services and agriculture.
He won the Raymond Herbert Award for Best All-Round Graduating Student in his law school class.
Following law school, James served as law clerk at the BC Court of Appeal and the BC Supreme Court, before being admitted to the Bar in 2000.
James specializes in aboriginal land and resource issues, aboriginal rights, matters under the Indian Act, fiduciary duties, and general aboriginal litigation.
He advises and acts for employers and employees on wrongful and constructive dismissal claims, hiring and termination, employment contracts and policies.
James also handles civil litigation, including tort litigation and commercial disputes.