Our lawyers have experience in defending individual and corporate when in disputes with municipal governments. Municipalities are like any other organization in that they have to follow the applicable laws. We ensure that you are adequately protected and treated fairly by the municipality in question, be it the City of Vancouver or another municipality in British Columbia.
We deal with regulatory and licensing processes, interpreting bylaws and regulations, drafting and reviewing contracts, reviewing or challenging development projects, and, where necessary, initiating or defending against litigation with a city.
We are experienced with the unique challenges which are inherent in doing business or litigating with a city, and regularly assist and advise clients on how to legally engage with or challenge municipal bodies.
- Local Government Act http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/96323_00
- City of Vancouver Bylaws: http://vancouver.ca/your-government/find-a-bylaw.aspx
- Community Charter: http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/03026_00
- Vancouver Charter: http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/vanch_00