Peter Millerd’s practice focuses on aboriginal and constitutional litigation, including aboriginal rights, aboriginal title, fiduciary duties, consultation and accommodation, reserve land issues, and governance matters. Peter has experience acting for First Nations in aboriginal rights and title litigation and pursuing historical claims before the Specific Claims Tribunal. Peter has been counsel to First Nations in regulatory reviews conducted by the National Energy Board, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office and the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission. Peter has also advised First Nations administrative tribunals and acted for First Nations seeking judicial review of administrative action. Peter is committed to working with indigenous peoples and communities to achieve their goals, including the recognition and protection of their rights, securing economic benefits, and achieving self-governance.
Peter has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia, the Federal Courts and the Specific Claims Tribunal on a range of cases for First Nations clients. Peter served as a law clerk in the Court of Appeal for British Columbia in 2009-2010 and on a special assignment with the court on the aboriginal title case of Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, 2012 BCCA 285, in 2010-2011. Peter joined Mandell Pinder in 2019.