administrative law 

 

Government actions are delegated to various administrative agencies and tribunals throughout Canada. On occasion, parties may need representation and advocates when dealing with these agencies and their decisions.

McMillan's Litigation Group combines a deep understanding of the law with a strong recognition of our clients' business objectives. Our lawyers have represented clients before a wide range of administrative tribunals, including the Environmental Appeal Board, Labour Relations Boards, Information and Privacy Commissioners, the Natural Resources Conservation Board, the Trademarks Opposition Board, the Competition Tribunal, and many others.

On occasion, administrative agencies and tribunals may act outside their scope of authority— either unconstitutionally or unfairly. When this happens, relief may be available by judicial review. In challenging government action, McMillan's Litigation Group has appeared before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Our expertise is not limited to representing private-sector clients. We also act on behalf of governmental bodies and statutory decision-makers, advising them on points of administrative law and legal strategies to defend their interests.

McMillan professionals help clients lead by:

  • Appearing on their behalf before administrative tribunals
  • Arguing judicial review applications and appeals of administrative decisions
  • Providing advice on intellectual property issues
  • Negotiating with tribunal officials
  • Advising on the law and prospective legislative changes
  • Dealing with expropriations and related matters
June 2017

Transportation Bulletin

May 2017

Transportation Bulletin

October 2016

Administrative Law Bulletin

April 2016
Government Procurement Bulletin
March 2016
International Trade Bulletin
February 2016

Administrative Law Bulletin

February 2016
International Trade Bulletin
January 2016
Municipal Law Bulletin
November 2015
Privacy Bulletin
November 2015
Privacy Bulletin
July 2015
Administrative Law Bulletin
June 2015
Employment and Labour Bulletin
June 2015
Municipal Law Bulletin
June 2015
Administrative Law Bulletin
January 2015
Litigation Bulletin
December 2014
Litigation Bulletin
November 14, 2014
Ontario Bar Association: Administrative Law Section
July 11, 2014
Ontario Bar Association: Administrative Law Section
June 2014
Aboriginal Law Bulletin
June 2014
Litigation Bulletin
April 2014
Litigation Bulletin
December 2013
Environmental Bulletin
December 6, 2013
Ontario Bar Association: Administrative Law Section
December 2013
Municipal Law Bulletin
August 2013
Litigation Bulletin
July 2013
Energy Bulletin
May 2013
Environmental Bulletin
January 2013
Litigation Bulletin
July 2012
Litigation Bulletin
June 20, 2012
Administrative Law Practice Manual, Chapter 2 – Administrative Law Decision Makers
Continuing Professional Development Seminar, Vancouver
May 2012
BC Administrative Law Practice Manual, Chapter 2 – Administrative Law Decision Makers
BC Continuing Legal Education Society
March 2012
Administrative Law Remedies in the Aboriginal Law Context

Canadian Journal of Administrative Law Practice, Vol. 25, No. 1
Co-authored by Robin Junger and Nika Robinson

January 2012
Litigation Bulletin
November 2011
Employment and Labour Bulletin
October 2011
Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, 2011 Administrative Law Conference 
Co-author Robin Junger and Nika Robinson
October 2010
Judicial Consideration of the Administrative Tribunals Act
Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, Administrative Law Conference
Co-authored with Karrie Wolfe
October 2008
Judicial Consideration of the Administrative Tribunals Act
Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, Administrative Law Conference
Co-authored with Karrie Wolfe
September 2007
Legislative Responses to Administrative Law Developments
Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development, The 3rd Annual National Forum Administrative Law and Practice
October 2006
Judicial Consideration of the Administrative Tribunals Act
Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, Administrative Law Conference
Co-authored with Karrie Wolfe
2004
Judicial Oversight of Voluntary Organizations
Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, Administrative Law Conference
Co-authored with Chilwin Cheng