Aboriginal, Major Project Negotiation
Email: botterell@lidstone.ca
Phone: 604-899-2269
Toll Free: 1-877-339-2199
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Robert Botterell

Aboriginal, Major Project Negotiation
Email: botterell@lidstone.ca
Phone: 604-899-2269
Toll Free: 1-877-339-2199

Rob focuses on major project negotiations, law drafting, aboriginal law, resource law and advocating on behalf of clients. Rob led a team that put together the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy legislation and advised on the Personal Property Security Act and others. He negotiated the key provisions of the Maa-nulth Treaty for Huu-ay-aht, has drafted over 500 pages of laws, and has negotiated with all levels of government and industry on major projects. He was a Trustee of the Islands Trust and in 2012 chaired a panel at the UBCM annual convention on “Voting on the Internet”.
Rob has an LL.B. from UVic and MBA from UBC, and is a Fellow of Institute of Canadian Bankers after having been the TD Bank Regional Comptroller in the 1980’s. Rob has practiced law in British Columbia for 20 years.

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), University of Victoria
  • Fellow Institute of Canadian Bankers (FICB)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of British Columbia
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of British Columbia
Memberships and Affiliations
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association
Awards and Honours
  • Lawson Lundell Prize in business law, UVIC
Select Publications and Conferences
  • 5th Annual North East B.C. Natural Gas Summit, Co-Chair, September 23-24, 2013, Vancouver, BC.
  • “Voting over the Internet in 2014?”, Panel Chair, Union of BC Municipalities, September 24-28, 2012, Victoria, BC.
  • “Putting Huu-ay-aht Interests First,” Aboriginal Land Resource Management Forum, January 31-February 1, 2012, Pacific Business & Law Institute, Vancouver, BC.
  • “The BC Government’s Culture of Secrecy”, BC Business, December 2010.
  • “Litigating Aboriginal Title and Rights: Can You Negotiate and Litigate at the Same Time?” Continuing Legal Education Society, June 22, 2000 (co-author – Matthew Kirchner).
  • “Bill C6: The New Meaning of “Private” for the Private Sector,” CLE Conference Chair.
  • “Freedom of Information in British Columbia,” Appeal of Current Law and Law Reform, Volume 1, 1995.
  • “Protection of Privacy in British Columbia”, Issue No.12 of Victoria Forum, May 1993.
  • “Access to Information: A Comparative Analysis of the Policy Advice Exemption” (1992) 52 Canadian Journal of Administrative Law and Practice 179.
  • “An Overview of the Origins, Growth, Size and Functions of Provincial Crown Corporations”, Crown Corporations in Canada, J. Robert Prichard ed. (Toronto, Butterworths, 1983) (co-author – Aidan Vining).