Scott's practice focuses on project-related natural resource development, environmental law and energy regulation, as well as administrative and Indigenous law issues. He has experience in a broad range of regulatory and environmental matters, including reviewing and applying for regulatory and environmental approvals, advising on regulatory compliance issues, public consultation matters, surface land rights acquisitions, environmental assessments and due diligence, contaminated site liability and corporate matters.
Scott regularly acts for clients in regulatory proceedings to obtain approvals for major projects in the wind, solar, electricity transmission and pipeline sectors. He also advises clients on a variety of matters involving natural resource and environmental sector commercial transactions, consultation and negotiation with stakeholders, decommissioning and reclamation requirements, and environmental enforcement actions.
Scott has assisted clients with matters before the Canada Energy Regulator, the Alberta Utilities Commission, the British Columbia Utilities Commission, the Manitoba Court of King’s Bench and the Manitoba Court of Appeal.
Prior to joining Blakes, Scott was a lawyer at a large full-service law firm in Winnipeg, Manitoba, practicing environmental, commercial and municipal law. He was also an archaeologist for six years before becoming a lawyer and gained on the ground experience related to energy generation, natural resource development and environmental impacts.