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Clifford Proudfoot QC

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Clifford Proudfoot QC advises on a range of matters including environmental assessments and court challenges to the issuance of mining permits. Based in Vancouver, he serves as the firm's managing partner.
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Administrative, Constitutional and Public Law, Environmental & Regulatory, Environmental Prosecutions, Forest Products, Indigenous Law, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Occupational Health and Safety, and Regulatory Compliance.

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Clifford Proudfoot, QC, is the Managing Partner of Lawson Lundell. Cliff’s practice is focused on environmental and Indigenous litigation. His clients include companies in the forestry, manufacturing, mining, real estate development, hydro-electric power generation industries. Cliff has represented his clients in environmental prosecutions, administrative actions, permit appeals, environmental assessments and has helped clients respond to a wide variety of environmental investigations and prosecutions.

Cliff advises clients respecting compliance with environmental laws and regulations, due diligence and environmental auditing. He also assists clients in developing corporate environmental policies, contingency plans, operating manuals, and standard operating procedures. Cliff advises clients faced with a variety of issues surrounding contaminated sites including those clients in the oil and gas, forestry, mining and chemical industries as well as private landfill operations.

He has successfully defended clients against numerous regulatory and environmental prosecutions and has appeared as counsel in British Columbia, Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba and before the Supreme Court of Canada. In addition to this court work, Cliff has also conducted administrative hearings before the BC Environmental Appeal Board, BC Forest Appeals Commission, the Natural Resources Conservation Board of Alberta, the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board, the Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal of BC, and the BC Tobacco Control Act Administrative Board.

Cliff acts for resource developers in a number of major Indigenous litigation cases including actions involving land claims and the infringement of treaty and Indigenous rights. Cliff has also acted for industry on numerous court and administrative actions in which First Nations are challenging regulatory permits or appeals. He also has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting co-operation agreements, consultation protocols and impact benefit agreements.

Cliff is a member of the bars of Manitoba (1990) and British Columbia (1992).

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