Areas of Practice

Environmental Law

  • Due Diligence
  • Site Profiles and Remediation
  • Waste Management
  • Dangerous Goods
  • Land Acquisitions
  • Executives’ Liability
  • Litigation
  • Regulatory Orders
  • Cost Recovery Actions

We live in a province known for its natural beauty, so the lawyers of Owen Bird are particularly attuned to the environmental issues that concern B.C.’s government, businesses, and individuals. Our clients understand the need for long-term planning and risk management when it comes to environmental issues; we share that understanding, and we alert our clients to issues and opportunities that they often have not previously considered.

A wide range of clients, including developers, property owners, and utility providers, retain Owen Bird’s environmental lawyers for our experience in dealing with countless varieties of environmental issues. We advise them on contaminated site management and remediation, the transport and handling of dangerous goods and hazardous waste, water pollution, and cost recovery actions, as well as directors’ and officers’ liability for all the foregoing and more. Our lawyers have enjoyed great success advising clients in these matters, routinely resolving difficult matters without having to go to court.