Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Environment Department

Nationwide - Canada
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What the team is known for Strong firm with national reach, advising clients on a variety of environmental matters including project development, environmental assessment reviews, contaminated land and general compliance issues. Has particular strength in the energy and natural resources sector. Very experienced representing clients in a broad range of environmental litigation matters, including administrative hearings and civil actions, and through the tribunal appeal process.

Strengths Sources say the team is "very strong" and "very knowledgeable on the subject matter," providing "detailed and thorough" advice.

Interviewees also remark on the team's "deep bench strength."

Work highlights Acted for Rowbry Holdings regarding a multimillion-dollar contaminated lands claim.

Notable practitioners


Jennifer Fairfax
is active on environmental assessments as well as remediation and contamination matters. One client rates her especially highly, enthusing: "She is one of the best contaminated sites lawyers in the country. I wouldn’t give my work to anyone else. She is extremely competent and diligent."

Up-and-comer
Patrick Welsh
is quickly building a reputation in the environmental space. Interviewees report that "he is intelligent and judicious," as well as "pragmatic and solution-oriented."

Sources laud
Shawn Denstedt QC
as a "fantastic" environmental law adviser. He is well versed in regulatory issues arising in the energy and natural resources industries and regularly advises on permitting issues.