Constitutional or administrative law is arguably the most important in existence; without it there could be no other laws and the state would not be able to function. It holds our country together. We work to ensure that government bodies and agencies are acting in the public interest. Sometimes the state does not follow the interests of the public, or works in contravention of its obligations under national and international law.
The principles of administrative and constitutional law govern the manner in which government interacts with its citizens, both individual and corporate. They exist to ensure that the powers of government are exercised solely within legal bounds. A clear understanding of how governments operate is often critical to succeeding in today’s world.
The members of Capital Law Chamber’s Administrative, Constitutional and Public Law Group provide a full range of services to both public and private sector clients. Our lawyers have acted as counsel before all levels of court in significant administrative and constitutional law cases, involving both Charter of Rights and division of powers issues, and we regularly appear before a variety of administrative tribunals. In addition, our lawyers assist clients in developing legal strategies for complying with complex regulatory requirements and provide advice on the legal and public policy implications of changes in legislation and other government initiatives.
Our experience spans a broad range of industry sectors and related practice areas including aboriginal law, energy, environmental law, forest industry, health, northern practice, professional regulation, property tax and public utility and regulatory law.