Administrative Law

Administrative law concerns the procedural and substantive decision-making processes of government and government agencies such as commissions, boards and other entities. It also involves decisions by administrative and regulatory tribunals and the review of these decisions by a court.

At Lawson Creamer, we have experience with challenging and defending the decision of administrative agencies. Our lawyers have appeared before the National Energy Board, in arbitrations and mediations throughout the province and before many licensing authorities.

In addition, our lawyers have and continue to act as arbitrators, mediators and advisors to boards and tribunals.

Arbitrator and Mediator Services

Several of our lawyers are qualified and experienced arbitrators and mediators. Our lawyers regularly undertake additional training to ensure that they can sit as an arbitrator or mediator in a variety of decision-making roles and, particularly in those matters involving labour and employment or commercial disputes.

Applications for Judicial Review

In some situations, it is necessary to ask a court to review the decision of a board or other tribunal. At Lawson Creamer, our lawyers have experience with judicial review processes and reviewing the decisions of a variety of boards, agencies and commissions.

Advice to Boards, Agencies, Commissions and Councils

Our lawyers have, for many years, provided sound legal advice to a wide array of boards, agencies, commissions and councils. Ensuring a sound decision-making process based on the current law is a preferred area of practice for our lawyers.

Our Lawyers

We serve clients in Greater Saint John Area