Declan has developed a diverse general civil litigation and dispute resolution practice, with a particular emphasis on Aboriginal law (including Band governance and administration disputes, rights and title litigation, consultation and accommodation, and treaty matters), constitutional litigation, professional negligence, and administrative and regulatory matters.
Declan has successfully represented clients before all levels of Courts in British Columbia, the Federal Court of Canada, and a variety of administrative and regulatory tribunals. He is also experienced in negotiating and mediating disputes outside of the courtroom. From 2018-2019, Declan was counsel on the Forensic Document Review Project for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
Prior to joining Cook Roberts, Declan worked for 7 years with a leading Victoria litigation firm, Kelliher & Turner.
Declan’s focus is on effectively advancing his clients’ interests, and providing advice that is both practical and efficient.
Professional Membership and Activities
- Member, Law Society of BC, Canadian Bar Association, Victoria Bar Association
- Admitted to Practice, 2013
- Federation of Law Societies of Canada, NCA Certificate of Qualification, 2012
- LLB, University of Waikato, 2011