At Garrod Pickfield LLP, we have provided legal counsel and representation to clients in environmental, municipal and planning law for over 35 years.
Our clients are municipalities, community groups, businesses, conservation authorities, developers and individuals from Niagara to Windsor, including Brampton, Peel, Mississauga and the Grey/Bruce Peninsula.
Our firm delivers high-quality, cost-effective legal services in the specialized areas of environmental, municipal and planning law typically provided by nationally based firms. Our experience, expertise and approach allow us to address both the needs of smaller rural communities and larger urban areas.
Many of the smaller municipalities that we work with have no internal legal staff, and we deliver a full range of municipal-related legal advice and services. Larger municipalities request our help for specialized matters of environmental and planning law, including representation before the Ontario Municipal Board and Environmental Review Tribunal.
The majority of our clients come to us through word of mouth. We have established a reputation throughout our service area for timely, strategic advice and creative solutions, and for always staying informed on the latest developments in the quickly changing fields of environmental, municipal and planning law.
Our lawyers have practiced in this area for decades. Ontario municipalities make up over 60 percent of our client base. We have successfully argued on their behalf before numerous administrative tribunals and courts.
Stephen Garrod has over 30 years of experience focused entirely on the specialized field of environmental, municipal and planning law. Peter Pickfield has over 35 years of experience in the same focused practice area. Peter is one of only two Ontario lawyers practicing outside of the Toronto area who is certified as a specialist in environmental law by The Law Society of Upper Canada. Peter lectures as adjunct professor at the University of Waterloo and the University of Guelph. Peter also recently co-authored a book on Environmental Law and Policy in Canada.
Together with a dedicated and highly professional staff, our firm is able to provide a high level of counsel and advocacy.
We use our decades of experience in these fields for the benefit of clients throughout Southwestern Ontario, and we are prepared to travel to meet with them. We offer a free 30-minute telephone consultation. Call us at 519-837-0500 or fill in our online form.