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McLennan Ross LLP

Environment

2 ranked lawyersBand 4Nationwide - CanadaCanada 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

McLennan Ross is an effective law firm based in Western and Northern Canada which has a strong environmental transactional and litigation offering. The team also advises clients on environmental matters relating to project development, water, waste management and contaminated sites. The firm's litigation strengths include disputes before a range of regulatory bodies. Its lawyers often represent government entities and municipalities.

Strengths

One interviewee noted: "The teams all operated in a seamless manner, which is beneficial in moving matters forward in an efficient way."

Sources praise the team's "knowledge of the Alberta regulatory process."

Work highlights

A McLennan Ross team led by Ronald Kruhlak represented Cherokee Canada in the resolution of regulatory disputes relating to brownfield remediation and site redevelopment.

Notable practitioners

Calgary-based Gavin Fitch QC maintains a strong practice in Alberta, regularly assisting with permitting issues and environmental assessments. He also represents clients in litigious proceedings, including appeals.
"I have been impressed with Gavin Fitch's ability to distil complex issues and advocate them on our behalf to regulatory bodies."

Edmonton-based lawyer Ronald Kruhlak QC has broad-ranging environmental law expertise encompassing remediation and Water Act proceedings. He has additional experience helping clients to obtain regulatory approval for various mining and energy projects.
"Ronald Kruhlak works in a collaborative manner and he is very calm under pressure." "He is very responsive to client queries and keeps us informed of where our matters are heading."

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Nationwide - Canada

Environment


Gavin S Fitch QC
Band 3
Ronald Kruhlak QC
Band 2