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LEGAL / EXPERT OPINION

Our senior staff members have experience providing:

  • Written expert opinion and testimony on issues related to wildfire and forest management, forest ecology, and timber valuation
  • Support for Treaty negotiations

The firm’s principal, Bruce Blackwell, is qualified as an expert in the BC Supreme Court to testify on wildfire behaviour, prescribed fire, fire suppression, fire ecology and fire management.

First Nations Specific Claims

Since 2012, B.A. Blackwell & Associates Ltd. has provided legal expert opinion on numerous historical logging operations under Canada’s Specific Claims Policy. We have consulted with law firms and First Nations from the initial phase through report submission. We are able to provide consultation within the following areas of First Nations Specific Claims:

  • Identification of potential claims determined through fact finding and investigation

  • Archival information collection and organization

  • Historical timber valuation and data analysis

  • Professional report writing that meets federal Specific Claims standards

  • Expert testimony in Specific Claims tribunals