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03 Sep 2015

The Fort Nelson First Nation, represented by Ratcliff lawyers James Tate, Nathan Hume and Michelle Bradley, has won a potentially precedent-setting decision from the B.C. Environmental Appeal Board that cancels the water licence of a natural gas fracking operation in northeast B.C.

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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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25 Sep 2014

In what's considered a huge win for the City of Burnaby's legal battle to stop the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, the National Energy Board struck down the company's application to forbid Burnaby city staff from blocking the pipeline company's test drilling on Burnaby Mountain in a protected c

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14 Aug 2014

Ratcliff lawyer Gregory McDade, counsel for the City of Burnaby, has filed notice with the National Energy Board that the city intends to pursue a constitutional challenge of section 73 of the National Energy Board Act. 

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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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25 Jun 2014

Ratcliff lawyers James Tate and Ava Murphy, together with co-counsel, successfully argued that Blueberry River First Nations and Doig First Nation should get their costs after defeating Canada’s first major challenge to their specific claim.  

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