Peter Johnson is a partner and member of our solicitor’s group. Peter graduated with his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia in 1988. He was a Law Clerk with the County Court of Vancouver, and then completed his articles in Vancouver. He was called to the Bar in 1990. Peter practiced civil litigation for a number of years with a major Vancouver firm, appearing before all levels of court in British Columbia. In 1997 he became the Assistant City Solicitor with a large and growing municipality in the Lower Mainland of Vancouver.
In 2001 Peter joined the firm and continues to practice as a partner with our solicitors group. Peter provides legal advice and assistance to local governments throughout the province on a wide variety of matters, including interpretation of local government legislation, planning and development law, real estate and other commercial transactions, contract tendering issues, bylaw drafting, expropriation, environmental law issues, freedom of information and privacy issues, and conflicts of interest.
Peter is a frequent contributor to the firm newsletter “LoGo Notebook”. He has made numerous presentations on a variety of local government law topics. He is the past Chair of the Municipal Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch), and is the contributing author of Canada Law Book’s Annotated British Columbia Local Government Act and Community Charter.