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    Toronto, Ontario
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    Labour and Employment Law Administrative and Public Law
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    Vancouver, British Columbia
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Joseph J. Arvay, Q.C. was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Joseph J. Arvay, Q.C.

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    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Aboriginal Law Administrative and Public Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation
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    Montréal, Quebec
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    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Administrative and Public Law Privacy and Data Security Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Labour and Employment Law Appellate Practice Administrative and Public Law
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  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
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    Administrative and Public Law
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    Québec, Quebec
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    Administrative and Public Law Health Care Law
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    Toronto, Ontario
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    Health Care Law Administrative and Public Law
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    Toronto, Ontario
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    Administrative and Public Law Environmental Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
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    Montréal, Quebec
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    Administrative and Public Law
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    Toronto, Ontario
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    Administrative and Public Law
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    Toronto, Ontario
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    Administrative and Public Law Labour and Employment Law
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    Toronto, Ontario
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    Administrative and Public Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
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    Toronto, Ontario
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    Administrative and Public Law Criminal Defence Appellate Practice
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    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Health Care Law Administrative and Public Law
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    Toronto, Ontario
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    Administrative and Public Law Real Estate Law
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    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Bet-the-Company Litigation International Arbitration Class Action Litigation Securities Law Legal Malpractice Law Appellate Practice Administrative and Public Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Director and Officer Liability Practice
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  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
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    Aboriginal Law Appellate Practice Administrative and Public Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Aboriginal Law Administrative and Public Law
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  • Location:
    Québec, Quebec
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    Administrative and Public Law
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation Administrative and Public Law Product Liability Law Appellate Practice
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  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
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    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Energy Regulatory Law Oil & Gas Law Energy Law Administrative and Public Law Aboriginal Law
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    Toronto, Ontario
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    Administrative and Public Law
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    Montréal, Quebec
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    Defamation and Media Law Administrative and Public Law Privacy and Data Security Law
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    Toronto, Ontario
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    Administrative and Public Law Health Care Law
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    Calgary, Alberta
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    Montréal, Quebec
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    International Arbitration Administrative and Public Law
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    Toronto, Ontario
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    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Administrative and Public Law
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    Toronto, Ontario
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    Director and Officer Liability Practice Administrative and Public Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation Securities Law
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  • Location:
    Québec, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative and Public Law
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Energy Regulatory Law Administrative and Public Law
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    Toronto, Ontario
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    Administrative and Public Law
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    Toronto, Ontario
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    Administrative and Public Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Administrative and Public Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Corporate and Commercial Litigation Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
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    Toronto, Ontario
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    Administrative and Public Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Criminal Defence Health Care Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Appellate Practice
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    Montréal, Quebec
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    Environmental Law Municipal Law Administrative and Public Law
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  • Location:
    Québec, Quebec
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    Administrative and Public Law
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  • Location:
    Québec, Quebec
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    Administrative and Public Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
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    Québec, Quebec
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    Administrative and Public Law Legal Malpractice Law Medical Negligence Appellate Practice Corporate and Commercial Litigation
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    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Labour and Employment Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Administrative and Public Law Alternative Dispute Resolution
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    Calgary, Alberta
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    Energy Law Natural Resources Law Administrative and Public Law Energy Regulatory Law Oil & Gas Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law Appellate Practice Administrative and Public Law Securities Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Administrative and Public Law Securities Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation Real Estate Law
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    Toronto, Ontario
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    Administrative and Public Law
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    Toronto, Ontario
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    Administrative and Public Law
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    Halifax, Nova Scotia
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    Administrative and Public Law
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Administrative and Public Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative and Public Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution
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    Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
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    Administrative and Public Law Labour and Employment Law Insurance Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Family Law
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    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative and Public Law Aboriginal Law
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    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Administrative and Public Law Natural Resources Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Class Action Litigation Corporate and Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Administrative and Public Law Labour and Employment Law
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative and Public Law
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    Toronto, Ontario
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    Administrative and Public Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
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    Toronto, Ontario
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    Administrative and Public Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Health Care Law
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    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Labour and Employment Law Administrative and Public Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Administrative and Public Law
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    Calgary, Alberta
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    Aboriginal Law Energy Law Administrative and Public Law Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Oil & Gas Law Energy Regulatory Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Administrative and Public Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Labour and Employment Law Class Action Litigation
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defence Administrative and Public Law
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    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Construction Law Administrative and Public Law Securities Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Administrative and Public Law
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    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Negligence Administrative and Public Law
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Gerald H. Stobo was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Gerald H. Stobo

Cassidy Levy Kent LLP
  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative and Public Law Public Procurement Law International Trade and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Administrative and Public Law
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  • Location:
    Québec, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Administrative and Public Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative and Public Law Personal Injury Litigation Medical Negligence Corporate and Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative and Public Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Administrative and Public Law
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  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative and Public Law International Trade and Finance Law Defamation and Media Law
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Donald J. Wilson was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Donald J. Wilson

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative and Public Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Corporate and Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative and Public Law Health Care Law

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Practice Area Definition

Administrative and Public Law Definition

The subject matter within the scope of administrative and public law is broad and diverse. Generally, “public law” refers to the areas of law that govern relationships between individuals and their governments, as well as those relationships between individuals that are of importance to society as a whole. It is an umbrella term encompassing such areas as constitutional law, competition law, professional discipline, aboriginal law, energy law, municipal law, health law, human rights law, immigration law, labour law, environmental law, information and privacy law, securities law, competition law, public inquiries, inquests, and professional regulation.

All of these fields have an administrative law component. “Administrative law” refers to the area of law that regulates the procedures and powers of administrative agencies, boards, and tribunals which exercise delegated authority in the various spheres of public law.  

Administrative and public law lawyers help clients navigate the complex web of legal institutions that regulate their personal and business activities. As a starting point, this includes helping clients understand how their activities are regulated, as well as how to navigate the bureaucracy created by statutes and regulations and how to comply with legislation as well as agency, board, and tribunal policies. This may involve compliance advice, obtaining a permit or license, representing clients at regulatory hearings, and providing strategic advice to achieve business objectives.

At the enforcement stage, administrative and public lawyers represent clients being investigated by public authorities, and defend clients in hearings involving allegations of non-compliance before adjudicative tribunals as well as in courts, inquests and inquiries. Lawyers also assist clients challenging decisions or actions taken by governments, agencies, and tribunals. Where a client is dissatisfied with an expert tribunal’s decision, administrative and public lawyers may assist clients in appeals and judicial reviews of the administrative body’s decision.

Some lawyers practicing administrative and public law have general experience navigating the legal institutions by which governments impose rules, provide policy and strategic advice, or represent clients in hearings and in courts. Others have very specialized expertise in specific regulated spheres.

Freya Kristjanson, Judge (Ontario Superior Court of Justice)
Wardle Daley Bernstein Bieber LLP

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The subject matter within the scope of administrative and public law is broad and diverse. Generally, “public law” refers to the areas of law that govern relationships between individuals and their governments, as well as those relationships between individuals that are of importance to society as a whole. It is an umbrella term encompassing such areas as constitutional law, competition law, professional discipline, aboriginal law, energy law, municipal law, health law, human rights law, immigration law, labour law, environmental law, information and privacy law, securities law, competition law, public inquiries, inquests, and professional regulation.

All of these fields have an administrative law component. “Administrative law” refers to the area of law that regulates the procedures and powers of administrative agencies, boards, and tribunals which exercise delegated authority in the various spheres of public law.  

Administrative and public law lawyers help clients navigate the complex web of legal institutions that regulate their personal and business activities. As a starting point, this includes helping clients understand how their activities are regulated, as well as how to navigate the bureaucracy created by statutes and regulations and how to comply with legislation as well as agency, board, and tribunal policies. This may involve compliance advice, obtaining a permit or license, representing clients at regulatory hearings, and providing strategic advice to achieve business objectives.

At the enforcement stage, administrative and public lawyers represent clients being investigated by public authorities, and defend clients in hearings involving allegations of non-compliance before adjudicative tribunals as well as in courts, inquests and inquiries. Lawyers also assist clients challenging decisions or actions taken by governments, agencies, and tribunals. Where a client is dissatisfied with an expert tribunal’s decision, administrative and public lawyers may assist clients in appeals and judicial reviews of the administrative body’s decision.

Some lawyers practicing administrative and public law have general experience navigating the legal institutions by which governments impose rules, provide policy and strategic advice, or represent clients in hearings and in courts. Others have very specialized expertise in specific regulated spheres.