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Litigation: General Commercial - British Columbia
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Brent Olthuis is an experienced litigator with a broad scope of practice. Brent has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon and Ontario, as wells as the Federal courts and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Brent acts in a wide range of matters and for a diverse body of individual and corporate clients (including public bodies). His notable briefs include being part of the amicus curiae team in the Reference re Senate Reform, acting as external counsel to the Auditor General of Canada in respect of the 2015 audit of the Senate, and representing the Director of Civil Forfeiture and Attorney General of British Columbia in a constitutional challenge to the provincial Civil Forfeiture Act. Brent is presently engaged in a lengthy trial as counsel for the City of Richmond, concerning a claim for Aboriginal title to urbanized lands on the Fraser River.
Brent has published peer-reviewed journal articles in the fields of Aboriginal law, criminal practice and gaming law, and is author of the professional conduct chapter in a leading text in Canada. He has also authored and presented a number of papers at CLE conferences, on diverse topics including administrative, criminal and constitutional law.