Scott's practice focuses on environmental law and energy regulation, as well as environmental, 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 and 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 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 Queen’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. He acted for clients on matters concerning environmental liability, environmental assessments and due diligence, regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate and municipal planning approvals. Scott has appeared before municipal tribunals, the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench and the Manitoba Court of Appeal. He has also advised clients concerning municipal and environmental matters in Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
Scott was 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.