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McEwan Partners’ lawyers have appeared as counsel in leading constitutional cases.

Best Lawyers in Canada has recognized Craig Dennis Q.C., a co-founder of McEwan Partners, as a leading lawyer in the area of administrative and public law from 2013 through 2018, including within that field recognition as Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year in Vancouver for 2018.

When business or individual interests collide with the exercise of governmental authority, McEwan Partners has the experience to recognize the issues of constitutional law that can arise and to provide effective representation for those whose rights have been infringed.

Our lawyers have appeared as counsel in leading constitutional cases before the Supreme Court of Canada, such as Law Society of British Columbia v. Mangat, [2001] 3 S.C.R. 113, Babcock v. Canada (Attorney General), 2002 SCC 57 and British Columbia v. Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd., 2005 SCC 49.

Litigating rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is also part of our constitutional law experience. Recent pro bono work has involved working with Pivot Legal Society in constitutional litigation relating to homelessness and harm reduction. A past example is representation of a disabled First Nations member in a suit against the federal government relating to entitlement to treaty benefits and an alleged breach of section 15 of the Charter (Charlie v. Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, 2002 FCT 344).

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