Lee Hawkings is an associate in Gowling WLG’s Vancouver office, practising in the firm’s Advocacy Department and Environmental Law Practice Group.
Lee has played a role in representing and advising industry, government and First Nation clients on a wide range of environmental, civil and Indigenous law matters. He has experience working on environmental appeals, judicial reviews, environmental litigation, regulatory offence proceedings, contaminated sites regulation and environmental permitting. Lee also has broad interest in the areas of constitutional law, administrative law and municipal law.
He received his law degree from the Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. During law school, Lee completed summer articles with the firm and was also involved with extracurricular activities, including co-chairing the UBC Environmental Law Group, competing in the BC Law Schools Moot and assisting clients through the Bobinski Business Law Clinic. Lee also completed a judicial clerkship at the BC Supreme Court, where he gained experience on a wide range of civil, criminal, administrative, municipal and indigenous law matters.
Prior to law school, Lee received a BSc (Honours) in Environmental Science and spent several years working as a fish and wildlife biologist in the Yukon. With his grounding in environmental sciences, Lee takes a multidisciplinary approach to the law, allowing him to provide clients with practical solutions to complex environmental, Indigenous and regulatory matters.
Born and raised in the Yukon, Lee also has a keen interest in Northern Canada.