Mr. Hughes has been practicing environmental law for in excess of 25 years in the Vancouver office of McCarthy Tétrault LLP. His practice covers all facets of environmental issues, in both litigation and advisory and planning services. His litigation expertise covers all manner of regulatory appeals of environmental decisions and judicial review of such decisions, contaminated site litigation, and the defense of clients charged with offences under the Fisheries Act, Canadian Environmental Protection Act; Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, the BC Environmental Management Act, Integrated Pest Management Act, and Wildfire Act. He primarily represents clients in mining, transportation, heavy industry, land development, and forestry sectors. He is ranked in 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. Mr. Hughes was admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 1990.