Immigration and refugee law
Canadian statutes and regulations governing the immigration and refugee systems are complex and changes to the law are made on a regular basis. This is why it is important to seek advice from experienced and dedicated lawyers. Whether you’re looking to visit, study, work, or immigrate to Canada, our firm can help you. Our experienced legal team has also successfully assisted many clients throughout the refugee process.
Criminal activities and convictions inside and outside of Canada will often carry immigration consequences. Detention, deportation, and inadmissibility to Canada are usually the result. With prompt and reliable legal advice, however, the impact can be mitigated or avoided entirely. Our knowledge and experience with these matters make us uniquely placed to provide you with comprehensive and effective advice.
Being arrested or becoming a suspect in a criminal investigation can be frightening and overwhelming. From the initial contact with the police and throughout any subsequent court proceedings, it is important that you understand your rights and that you receive competent and strategic legal representation. Our legal team is always ready to assist you and ensure that your rights are protected every step of the way.
Public and administrative law
Administrative decision-makers such as federal and provincial tribunals, boards, and government agencies regularly make decisions that affect your rights and everyday life. These quasi-judicial bodies must act within the jurisdiction specified in their enabling statute and are required to afford parties with procedural fairness. Our lawyers have experience representing individuals in disputes with the government, whether before administrative bodies or courts of law.
Human rights are very important in Canada and enjoy a quasi-constitutional status. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, as well as federal and provincial statutes, serve to safeguard a person’s fundamental rights and guarantee that everyone is treated equally under the law and without discrimination. Human rights commissions and tribunals exist in Canada to ensure compliance with these laws. Our lawyers have a keen interest in human rights and are ready to assist you in these matters.