Lidstone & Company Law Corporation is a local government law firm with offices in British Columbia and Alberta. Each of our lawyers has specialized knowledge and particular expertise in areas of municipal law, and collaborates closely with local government officials. We act as if we are In-House Counsel, in terms of response times and care and concern.
Each lawyer acts in areas of deep local government expertise. Our five senior lawyers have over 150 years of combined experience, and the lawyers altogether have over 200 Years of experience. Our proactive, preventative approach reduces risk, and we are known for problem solving.
We do not have conflicts of interest. Lidstone & Company does not act for developers, realtors, banks, resource companies, interest groups, etc. We look after local government. Period.
Lidstone & Company is the only law firm of which we are aware that requires each lawyer to provide 75 hours annually of pro bono service to charitable non-profit entities whose interest are not inconsistent with our municipal clients' interests. As well, the firm is implementing a social, environmental and economic sustainability plan based on The Natural Step framework. More on The Natural Step is available at: http://www.naturalstep.ca
Our lawyers have exceptional academic and professional credentials. We have precedents for all subject matters, and extraordinary library and research facilities.
Lidstone & Company has a reputation for successful litigation - defending claims, defending bylaws, and enforcing bylaws. This is because we have dedicated litigation lawyers, and not just municipal lawyers who litigate when necessary.
Lidstone & Company provides special services without charge to our clients, including quarterly newsletters, regular bulletins, annual client seminars, in-house workshops, templates and checklists.