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Biography

Will practices civil litigation and dispute resolution, with a focus on environmental, public utility, and regulatory law. He has worked on due diligence with respect to potential environmental liabilities in major corporate transactions and has acted on numerous occasions representing defendants in regulatory enforcement matters ranging from environmental offences, occupational health and safety matters, and sale of restricted products. Will has also assisted proponents of mining, energy and infrastructure projects navigate the environmental assessment process.

Will started with Lawson Lundell as a summer student in 2012 and joined the firm as an Associate in the Litigation Group following the completion of his articles in 2014.

Professional Activities

  •  Canadian Bar Association, Member

Community Activities

  • Member of Mundiavocat FC (Vancouver-based soccer team that competes in the Lawyers’ World Cup)

Recognitions & Rankings

Recognitions & Rankings

  • Robert H. Guile QC Memorial Debate, Winner
  • Barbara Fraser Memorial Award, University of Alberta

Experience

Experience

  • Acting for a northern mining company with respect to a judicial review of a decision of a Designated Office of the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board.
  • Represented an international corporation in the purchase of over 40 service stations in BC and Alberta, performing due diligence with respect to potential environmental liabilities.
  • Acted for the defendant in a leading remediation cost-recovery case. This case is one of the most significant environmental cases in our province in terms of quantum, legal principles and precedential effect regarding the Environmental Management Act and remediation cost recovery claims. (J.I. Properties Inc. v. PPG Architectural Coatings Canada Ltd., 2015 BCCA 240)
  • Acted on numerous occasions representing defendants in regulatory enforcement matters ranging from environmental offences, occupational health and safety matters, and sale of restricted products.

News & Publications

News & Publications

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Assistant Contact

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia (2014)

Education

University of British Columbia (J.D., 2013)

University of Oxford (M.St., 2010)

University of Alberta (Honours B.A., 2008)

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