Administrative Law & Judicial Review

We regularly bring judicial review on behalf of our clients in B.C. Supreme Court and the Federal Court of Canada. Most often these cases involve challenges to provincial or federal government decisions that affect the claimed or established aboriginal rights of our clients. We also advise and represent our First Nations clients before administrative tribunals such as the B.C. Utilities Commission, the National Energy Board and commissions of inquiry.

We practice administrative law on the other side of the fence as well: advising our First Nations’ government clients on their own decision-making practices in light of administrative law principles.

We also have experience in establishing administrative tribunals to adjudicate disputes that arise under First Nations’ laws or on their lands.