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Published Date: 
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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04 Jun 2014

Ratcliff lawyers Greg McDade and Peter Millerd successfully applied on behalf of the Squamish Nation and the Lil’wat Nation to set aside the decision of the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development to approve the Official Community Plan (OCP) of the Resort Municipality of Whistl

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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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30 Oct 2013

Ratcliff lawyer Matthew Kirchner on behalf of the Coldwater Indian Band brought a judicial review against Kinder Morgan’s plan to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline on Coldwater’s reserve.

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12 Jan 2010

Consultations among BC Hydro, British Columbia Transmission Corp. and first nations along a key 255-kilometre power line route are an outright failure and need to start all over again, the B.C. Utilities Commission heard Monday.

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