DJA lawyers have appeared as counsel in leading constitutional cases.

Best Lawyers in Canada has recognized Craig Dennis K.C., as a leading lawyer in the area of administrative and public law from 2013 through 2023, including within that field recognition as Best Lawyers™ Lawyer of the Year in Vancouver for 2015 and 2018.

Our lawyers have appeared as counsel in leading constitutional cases before the Supreme Court of Canada, such as Law Society of British Columbia v. Mangat, [2001] 3 S.C.R. 113, Babcock v. Canada (Attorney General), 2002 SCC 57 and British Columbia v. Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd., 2005 SCC 49.

Litigating rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is also part of our constitutional law experience. A past example is our representation of a disabled First Nations member in a suit against the federal government relating to entitlement to treaty benefits and an alleged breach of section 15 of the Charter (Charlie v. Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, 2002 FCT 344). Currently Craig Dennis, K.C. and Owen James represent the City of Surrey in a Charter challenge to amendments to the Police Act.

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