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Bridget Gilbride *

Partner Fasken
Knowledge of indigenous and environmental law is integral to developing projects in Canada.
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 2010 | Yukon, 2019
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver
*Law Corporation


Bridget Gilbride is a litigator in Vancouver specializing in Aboriginal, environmental, and maritime law. Bridget advises clients seeking provincial and federal project approvals and permits, including environmental assessments, and represents clients in regulatory hearings and litigation. Bridget acts as counsel at administrative tribunals and at all levels of court in British Columbia and the Federal Court, and has appeared as counsel at the Supreme Court of Canada. 

Extensive Aboriginal law experience

Bridget assists clients in understanding both the law and their obligations with respect to Aboriginal law. She advises clients who are consulting with Aboriginal groups and represents their interests in court challenges, injunctions and regulatory proceedings.

Strategic environmental law advice

Providing clients both strategic advice and representation in court, Bridget has expertise in obtaining project approvals, including environmental assessment and permitting; contaminated sites; administrative appeals of project approvals; and resisting and obtaining injunctions.

Maritime litigation

Bridget advises clients involved in maritime activities, including in relation to claims, project development, and federal and provincial regulation. 


Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • LLB University of British Columbia
  • MSc, Mathematics University of British Columbia
  • BSc (Hons), Mathematics Queen's University

Community involvement

  • Team Canada (Women's Masters), Co-Captain, World Ultimate Championships 2012 (silver medallist)
  • Team Canada (Mixed), World Ultimate Championships 2008 (gold medallist)
  • Access Pro Bono Volunteer Lawyer

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Board Member, Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS)
  • Board Member, British Columbia Ultimate Society
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association


Fasken Institute



Speaking Engagements

Speaker Canada's New Impact Assessment Act Fasken Symposium 2019 location location Vancouver, BC
Infringement of Treaty Rights: Injunctions and Judicial Review PBLI: Developments in Aboriginal and Indigenous Law location location Vancouver, BC


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