Tim came to Mandell Pinder LLP in 2005 with a strong background in environmental, regulatory and administrative law. His advocacy work includes trial and appellate cases in the Federal Courts as well as the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal for British Columbia. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories and the Supreme Court of Canada, and conducted regulatory interventions and appeals before the National Energy Board, and B.C. Environmental Appeal Board and Forest Appeals Commission.
Tim has been counsel on several successful cases in the field of Aboriginal law. He most recently argued the Klahoose First Nation v. Sunshine Coast Forest District (District Manager), 2008 BCSC 1642 case in BC Supreme Court, which halted industrial logging in the heart of Klahoose First Nation territory, and the Kwikwetlem First Nation v. British Columbia (Utilities Commission), 2009 BCCA 68 appeal in the BC Court of Appeal, which clarified the law on the requirement for administrative tribunals to ensure that First Nations are consulted and accommodated.
Tim is a devoted husband and father of two young children, an active volunteer with a variety of non-profit organizations in the environmental, arts and social justice sectors, and an avid urban cyclist, hiker and skier.
|LL.B||University of British Columbia, 1994 (awarded the Law Society Gold Medal for academic distinction)|
|B.A.||History, University of British Columbia, 1993|
Member, Law Society of B.C. (1995)
"The Duty to Consult and Accommodate and the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act", Canadian Institute (September, 2007).
"This Land is Their Land: An Audit of the Regulation of the Oil and Gas Industry in B.C.", Sierra Legal Defence Fund (June, 2005).
Past Director: Better Environmentally Sound Transportation Assoc.; PEDAL Power; Electric Company theatre company; Pivot Legal Society (founding director, volunteer lawyer); West Coast Environmental Law Association
Volunteer, counsellor and lead facilitator, Power of Hope, youth summer camps to explore empowerment through the arts and activism.