Contaminated sites litigation has increased dramatically since the introduction of legislation that enshrines the “polluter pays” principle in British Columbia. Given the high cost associated with land remediation and the substantial risk of multiple claims arising from pollution incidents, proper legal advice is imperative when faced with such claims.
Guild Yule LLP has extensive experience in dealing with a wide range of contaminated site and pollution claims. This includes acting for clients faced with multi-million dollar claims as a result of large scale contamination from oil spills and water contamination due to manufacturing processes. We also act for landowners and their subrogated insurers in recovering remediation costs from former owners of the property or from adjacent landowners in circumstances involving migrating contamination. Guild Yule has also acted in matters related to illegal waste sites and we represent clients in “toxic tort” claims such as legal actions relating to the presence of mould in buildings.