Indigenous Development & Infrastructure
Unique legal challenges and opportunities arise in the context of Indigenous construction and infrastructure projects. Our specialized group has extensive experience advising on in all aspects of Indigenous development, from planning, procurement, and contract negotiations, to dispute resolution, we provide comprehensive legal support throughout the entire construction process.
Our lawyers are skilled in negotiating and drafting construction contracts that protect and address the interests of our clients. We work closely with our Indigenous clients to ensure that their rights and cultural values are respected, and that the contracts align with their specific needs and aspirations. We assist our clients in navigating funding requirements and ensure there is alignment among design professionals, funders, and other outside stakeholders to set up projects for success. Navigating the complex regulatory landscape is crucial for the success of any construction project. We assist clients in understanding and complying with applicable laws, regulations, and permits, ensuring that their projects are carried out in full compliance with legal requirements.
In the event of disputes arising during or after the construction process, our team is well-equipped to provide effective advocacy and dispute resolution services. Our experience is extensive across all aspects of construction risk management and dispute resolution, including referee processes and mid-project dispute adjudication, litigation, arbitration and mediation.
Our Commitment to Reconciliation
At JML, we recognize the importance of reconciliation. We are committed to fostering respectful relationships and promoting meaningful engagement with Indigenous communities. Our lawyers actively seek to enhance their understanding of Indigenous cultures, histories, and legal frameworks to better serve our clients. We believe in the principles set forth by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and we are dedicated to responding to its calls to action. We have implemented cultural competency training programs for our team members, ensuring that we approach our work with sensitivity, respect, and a deep appreciation for the diverse perspectives and experiences of Indigenous peoples.
If you are an Indigenous group, partner, business, or organization seeking legal services for an Indigenous development or construction project, we invite you to contact our team at JML. We are here to assist you in achieving your construction goals while upholding your rights, cultural values, and aspirations to build a more inclusive and prosperous future. We are proud to work with Indigenous communities, businesses, and organizations, and we are committed to supporting and contributing to the process of reconciliation.