Why We Practice Public Law

While I represent clients in a variety of different matters, my area of interest is public law. Public law refers to:

(a) the legal relationships between individuals and the state; and

(b) the legal relationships between individuals that are of importance to the public.

This area of law is broad, and has had me assist clients with a variety of issues, including: trademark disputes, suing governments for the wrongful deaths of children in their care, helping an elderly couple maintain their disability benefits while being away from the country, advising First Nations on their treaty rights, and representing religious organizations in municipal tax appeals.

My interest in this area of law is two-fold. First, my conception of justice innately draws me to issues involving individuals and the state, and the laws that regulate that relationship. Second, in this area of practice, you are able to link the specific with the broad, and if you are fortunate, influence public policy towards your understanding of the Good. These are the driving forces that undergird my passion for public law, and my interest in assisting individuals and groups in their efforts to hold the state accountable.

Nanda Law emerged from this mould: a strong passion and interest in public law matters, but with a keen eye towards emerging issues. We also strive to do law differently. From how we treat and assist clients, to how we approach legal issues. For instance, we are the first law firm in Canada to partner with an environmental and indigenous land-use consulting firm, which ensures that our Aboriginal clients have full-scale representation and understanding of their legal issues. Moreover, we have successfully crafted novel legal arguments and claims in a variety of public law areas, and work tirelessly to ensure that our clients assert and defend their rights to the fullest extent possible.

Public law is our focus and expertise, and we are capable and committed to helping individuals and groups across Alberta and British Columbia in their claims against the state.