Charles (Chuck) Birchall, BA (Hons), LLB, LLM, is a Law Society Certified Specialist in Environmental Law. He has over 26 years’ experience devoted exclusively to environmental law and the intersection of environmental law with Aboriginal law, consultation and economic development. Chuck has particular expertise with environmental assessments, compliance issues, contaminated lands and energy law. Chuck advises clients across Canada, including environmental boards and tribunals in the northern territories, about administrative law and environmental assessment issues raised by mining, oil and gas and energy and infrastructure projects. He provides advice on environmental aspects of corporate/commercial negotiations and transactions, and defends clients being investigated or prosecuted for breaches of environmental laws and orders. Chuck has appeared before Parliamentary Committees in the Senate and House of Commons on proposed environmental legislation. Chuck is ranked Consistently Recommended for Environmental Law by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and is named Best Lawyers 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” — Toronto Environmental Law. Willms & Shier is named Law Firm of the Year for Environmental Law in The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2017 Edition.
Year Called to the Bar:
1981 (ON); 2014 (NU); 2014 (NT)