Robert V. Wickett, KC
Law office of MacKenzie Fujisawa LLP, Vancouver, BC (British Columbia), CA (Canada)
VanIAC Panel(s) : Domestic Arbitration
Practice Areas : Commercial Lease, Corporate Commercial, Employment, Indigenous, Real Estate
Mr. Wickett, was born and raised in Vancouver. He is a trial lawyer specializing in commercial and administrative litigation with an emphasis on environmental matters. He also has extensive experience in real estate and leasing litigation and serves as BC real estate litigation counsel for one of Canada’s major food retailers.
Mr. Wickett also acts in employment and human rights tribunal matters and as counsel in the criminal courts for those charged with regulatory and commercial crime offences.
In his environmental law practice he has performed many environmental due diligence and compliance assessments of forestry, mining, fisheries and manufacturing businesses.
Mr. Wickett is also Vice Chair of the Environmental Appeal Board, Vice Chair of the Forest Appeals Commission, and a member of the Oil and Gas Appeal Tribunal of British Columbia. In this capacity he has written numerous judgments on environmental, forestry and First Nations issues.
He has appeared as counsel in all levels of court in British Columbia and before various administrative tribunals.
Mr. Wickett served two terms as managing partner of MacKenzie Fujisawa. His most recent term as managing partner concluded in April 2020.Dispute Resolution Experience and Training
Mr. Wickett is a member of the Canadian and B.C. councils of administrative tribunals and have annually, since 2003, taken a variety of dispute resolution courses from these organizations in addition to those offered by the Environmental Appeal Board office including:
Conduct of fair hearings
Management of difficult witnesses and parties
Bias, apprehension of bias and conflict of interest
- Originating author and continuing editor of the waste management chapter of the Due Diligence Desk Book published by CLE
- Author of numerous papers presented at CLE and related organizations on the subject of environmental and administrative law.
- Appointed Queens Counsel in 2013.
Bachelor of Commerce, UBC, 1982
Bachelor of Laws, UBC, 1983
Called to the B.C. Bar, 1984