British Columbia


Dispute resolution

JFK Law (an acronym for Janes Freedman Kyle) occupies a unique niche in the British Columbia market. Through its offices in Victoria and Vancouver, its practitioners attend to a diverse range of Aboriginaland constitutional law issues, acting on behalf of First Nations communities as well as institutions. The firm is well versed in treaty negotiations as well. “JFK have their own corner of the market, which they’ve had for years and which is different than many of us, but they are very highly thought of as practitioners in that area,” testifies a peer. JFK was given an additional boost in litigation horsepower with the relatively recent arrival of Vancouver’s Tim Dickson, who left that city’s institution Farris to join. Dickson has been particularly active of late; in one case, he acted as lead counsel for the Tsilhqot’in tribe in an ongoing dispute concerning the development of a gold mine, triumphing on the client’s behalf and setting precedent in establishingthe first time since the creation of the duty to consult and accommodate in 2004 that a First Nation has obtained an injunction until the hearing of its infringement claim. “Tim is a great young star,” voices a peer. “He knows the Vancouver community and is well respected and has great credibility among it.”