Municipal Law

Guild Yule acts for numerous municipalities in a variety of capacities:

Prosecution and Defence

We bring claims on behalf of municipalities in order to enforce bylaws, covenants, and commercial contracts.

We defend municipalities in a wide variety of claims including complex construction inspection and approval actions, a wide range of Occupiers Liability Act claims, often relating to recreational facilities and snow clearing, negligent roadway design and flood claims, municipal sewer and drainage systems claims, municipal police and firefighter claims and bad faith claims against councils.

Development Disputes

We advise and represent our municipal clients with respect to zoning, developmental and planning issues, including defending misrepresentation claims against planning departments.

Municipal Governance

We assist municipalities in such governance matters as the drafting of bylaws, administrative hearing procedures (e.g. business licence revocation hearings), election procedures and council resolutions.