Areas of Practice

Administrative Law

  • Inquiries
  • Tribunals
  • Judicial Review
  • Licensing
  • Discipline Proceedings

Individuals and businesses whose interests have been adversely affected by an administrative tribunal decision, or who require representation at a hearing before such a body, retain the lawyers of Owen Bird’s administrative law practice group to advocate on their behalf. They rely on our familiarity with and insight into Canada’s administrative and regulatory regimes for strategic advice and practical results.

Our administrative lawyers have successfully conducted appeals of tribunal decisions and judicial reviews in the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the Federal Court. But our Administrative Law practice group is also frequently retained to represent administrative tribunals when their decisions are being reviewed. In each case, we provide our clients with valuable insight into substantive and procedural law as well as industry-specific business realities.

Owen Bird’s administrative law practice group prides itself on understanding the nuances of the industries we serve and the unique practices and procedures of each board or commission before which we appear. The wide range of provincial and federal boards, commissions, and tribunals before which our lawyers appear most frequently includes:

  • The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
  • The B.C. Passenger Transportation Board
  • The B.C. Property Assessment Board
  • The B.C. Utilities Commission
  • Federal and B.C. human rights tribunals
  • Federal and B.C. labour and employment tribunals
  • Various commodity boards
  • Various professional conduct boards