JFK Law is very pleased to announce that Tim Dickson will join our firm as a principal on February 1, 2017. Tim was called to the bar in 2004 after clerking at the BC Court of Appeal. Tim has since spent his legal career at a leading Vancouver firm as litigation counsel. Although he has had a general practice for many years, he has recently become focused on Aboriginal and constitutional cases. Notably, he was counsel on the Coastal First Nations case that successfully challenged BC’s abdication of its EA decision making over the Northern Gateway pipeline. He represented Gitxaala before the SCC in the Tsilhqot’in appeal on Aboriginal title. He was counsel for the Sto:lo Tribal Council in the Cohen Commission of Inquiry. He also represented a number of First Nations before the National Energy Board in the review of Kinder Morgan’s pipeline. Tim has also acted on a number of cases of public interest including: the assisted dying litigation, the Polygamy Reference, the Vancouver Olympics women’s ski jumping case, and the BC Missing Women Inquiry.
Tim is agile and creative in his thinking, and bold in his ambition to provide the best legal services to his First Nation clients. He has a lovely and charming partner, Stephanie, who is in her second year of law school at UBC, after spending a number of years in the public health field. Any spare time Tim and Stephanie have right now is occupied with their 3 children – all under 5. Tim will be working out of our Vancouver office and we are very excited to have him join our team.