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Environmental issues arise in a range of ways, often when you least expect them.

At McEwan Partners we are positioned to provide strategic advice when you need it and to help you respond to government investigations, charges, and remediation orders under environmental legislation. Our litigators have successfully defended clients in spill response actions and defended and resolved charges under resource-related legislation and wildlife and species at risk legislation.

We also have deep expertise in dealing with civil actions involving the remediation of contaminated land. Our litigators have acted for both plaintiffs and defendants in cost recovery actions seeking reimbursement for remediation costs incurred in respect of in-situ and migrating contamination. We have also worked with transactional lawyers to advise on, and assist in managing, the significant risk environmental issues can present.

Experienced advocates, we have acted in notable environmental cases. One of our litigators acted for a federal government agency in a precedent-setting case that was one of the first cost recovery actions under the province’s Waste Management Act. Another of our lawyers was successful at trial and on appeal in a nuisance case concerning ambient diesel particulate matter contamination.

We recognize that a thorough understanding of the regulatory environment is essential in dealing with environmental issues and, to that end, we routinely work with environmental consultants, providing strategic advice on the regulatory process applicable to your environmental issue.

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