Duty to Consult and Accommodate

Duty to Consult and Accommodate

Our work has advanced the law in Canada about the duty to consult and accommodate and other important principles of Aboriginal law, including negotiations with every level of government and litigating consultation cases at every level of court from tribunals to the Supreme Court of Canada.

OKT lawyers write and speak frequently about the duty to consult and accommodate including in peer-reviewed journals.

We litigate important cases regarding the duty to consult and accommodate in whatever forum you need us too. We have special expertise in:

  • Injunctions
  • Judicial Reviews
  • Regulatory and Tribunal Hearings

This includes judicial reviews such as the North Arrow case in the Northwest Territories, in which the court quashed mining permits on the basis that the duty to consult and accommodate the First Nations had not been met.

Our lawyers, such as Kate Kempton, bring forward and argue injunctions to prevent immediate and serious harm to rights. Our firm has successfully obtained injunctions to protect the rights of Indigenous governments in several high profile cases, including the Solid Gold and KI cases in Ontario.

Lawyers

Lorraine Land

Partner

Bryce Edwards

Partner

Kaitlin Ritchie

Associate

Stephanie Kearns

Associate

Senwung Luk

Partner

Gillian Paul

Associate

Larry Innes

Partner

Krista Nerland

Associate

Sara Mainville

Associate

Cathy Guirguis

Partner

Sarah Colgrove

Associate

Benjamin Brookwell

Associate

Renée Pelletier

Managing Partner

Matt McPherson

Partner

Corey Shefman

Associate

N Kate Kempton

Partner