Administrative & Public Law

AGB has a robust administrative and public law practice, with broad experience in regulatory matters involving a wide range of provincial and federal administrative tribunals. We also have considerable experience in appeals from tribunal decisions and judicial review proceedings, public inquiries and inquests, and constitutional and public interest litigation.

We regularly act for individuals, corporations, associations, tribunals, statutory officers (such as Integrity Commissioners), professional regulators, and interveners in leading public and administrative cases, including in relation to public accountability frameworks, professional regulation, securities regulation, sports disputes, privacy, and Constitutional law. 

Our lawyers are regularly involved in public inquiries and inquests. Most recently, our lawyers were Commission Counsel for the Ottawa Light Rail Transit Inquiry. Our lawyers have also acted for unionized child protection workers in several Coroners’ Inquests investigating and making recommendations following the untimely deaths of young persons.

Our firm also engages in public interest litigation against provincial and federal governments in cases involving important Charter and federalism issues, often on behalf of interveners representing the interests of equity-seeking groups with important perspectives to add. Our lawyers have litigated applications challenging the constitutionality of the Government of Ontario's changes to the sex education curriculum and greenhouse gas reduction targets, and intervened successfully at the Supreme Court of Canada on an appeal concerning privacy issues related to the criminal offense of voyeurism.