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13 Jan 2017

Aaron Bruce, a partner at Ratcliff and member of the Squamish Nation, has developed an environmental assessment process for the Squamish Nation.

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14 Dec 2016

On December 12, 2016, the Specific Claims Tribunal released a decision--its first addressing the issue of compensation--awarding more than $13.8 million to Huu-ay-aht First Nations for breaches of fidcuciary duty committed by Canada between 1948 and 1969.

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12 Nov 2015

The Blueberry River First Nations, represented by Ratcliff lawyers Jamtes Tate and Michelle Bradley, have won an important historical claim at the Specific Claims Tribunal of Canada ("SCT").

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25 Mar 2015

Recently, Ratcliff & Company LLP was ranked as one of Canada's top law firms in Aboriginal Law in the category of boutique law firms by legal publisher Chambers and Partners. 

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03 Mar 2015

Blueberry River First Nations, a Treaty 8 nation, filed a lawsuit challenging the cumulative impacts of the development of their traditional territory and the failure of BC to uphold promises made in Treaty 8.

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15 Jul 2014

Ratcliff lawyers John Rich, Kate Blomfield and Emma Hume succeed in securing the Specific Claim Tribunal’s first compensation decision, successfully arguing that Canada breached its fiduciary duty to the Huu-ay-aht First Nations (“HFN”) multiple times and the HFN must be compensated. 

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14 May 2014

Ratcliff lawyers Matt Kirchner and Ava Murphy successfully applied on behalf of Ehattesaht First Nation to set aside the Ministry of Forests' decision to return over 1 million cubic meters of surplus timber that was available for reallocation to the control of Western Forest Products Inc. 

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