Mr. Hughes is a seasoned litigator practising in the Vancouver office of McCarthy Tétrault. He has extensive experience in complex commercial disputes, mining and other resource disputes, Aboriginal litigation, and all facets of environmental litigation, including toxic torts, regulatory litigation and the defence of clients in environmental prosecutions. His expertise is well recognized in publications such as Chambers Canada, as a leading lawyer in environmental law, and in Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys, as a local litigation star in the areas of Aboriginal law, general commercial litigation and environmental law. He is the Co-chair of McCarthy Tétrault’s Global Mining Litigation Group and is a Vice-Chair of the Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee of the Torts Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association. Mr. Hughes was admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 1990 and brings to his practice his previous training and experience as an exploration geologist.