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.
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. This lawsuit puts into question future development in the Northeast, including the Site C dam and natural gas extraction required to feed BC’s burgeoning LNG industry.
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 conservation area.
Ratcliff lawyers succeed before Specific Claims Tribunal with finding that Canada breached its fiduciary duty to the Huu-ay-aht First Nations
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.
Ratcliff gets the Supreme Court to set aside the approval of the Whistler Official Community Plan for failure to consult the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations
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 Whistler.
Ratcliff gets the Supreme Court to set aside the province’s timber allocation decision for failure to consult Ehattesaht First Nation
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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Our lawyers offer a broad range of experience and expertise, with a client-first philosophy to help you achieve your goals.