Brad has extensive experience in civil litigation, aboriginal law, administrative and constitutional law, and environmental law. He represents clients involved with land use issues, project development, regulatory approvals, environmental assessments, First Nations consultation, and litigation, in a range of natural resource industries including mining, forestry, agriculture, aquaculture, energy, independent power projects, oil and gas, and transportation. His practice extends through Western Canada and the North (including Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut).
Brad acts as counsel in court hearings and in public review hearings, in all levels of the British Columbia Courts and the Federal Courts, and before federal, provincial and territorial boards, panels and commissions.
Brad also has extensive experience in corporate and commercial litigation, injunctions, and environmental prosecutions, as well as competition law.
Brad was the firm’s Managing Partner from 2000 through 2003.
Brad also teaches a course in Oil and Gas Law at the University of British Columbia.
Experience — Represented a major diamond mining company in environmental assessment and project approval in the Northwest Territories
Advised government agencies in connection with the regulatory review process for hydroelectric projects in Nunavut
Represented a major marine transportation agency in Federal Court proceedings involving aboriginal and environmental issues
Represented a major industrial company in an extensive public environmental review of a hydroelectric project
Represented a mining company in Federal Court proceedings respecting federal environmental assessment compliance
Represented various industrial corporations in defending charges under environmental laws and regulations
Represented a mining company in environmental assessment and project approval in Nunavut
Represented various resource and industrial companies, and governments, in litigation involving First Nations, aboriginal law, treaty law and constitutional law
Represented various natural resource companies in obtaining injunctions to prohibit interference with project development and activities
Represented corporate and shareholder interests in litigation concerning contractual issues, amalgamations and arrangements, take-over bids, proxy materials and oppression remedies
Represented various businesses in litigation and compliance issues relating to the Competition Act