Adam Vivian: Lawyer with McLennan Ross LLP

Adam Vivian

Yellowknife,  NW  Canada

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Practice Areas

  • Energy
  • Environmental & Regulatory
  • Corporate Commercial Securities
  • Construction
  • Estates
  • Trusts & Taxation
  • Northern Practice Group
Mailing Address300 Nunasi Building, 5109-48th Street, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, X1A 1N5
University University of Lethbridge, B.A., History
Law SchoolUniversity of Leicester, England, LL.B., Senior Status Degree; BPP Law School, London, England, Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Commendation
Admitted2016, Nunavut; 2013, Northwest Territories

Professional Associations, Affiliations and Community Activities:

•Member, Law Society of the Northwest Territories
•Board of Directors, NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines
•Board of Directors, Mining Heritage Society
•Member, City of Yellowknife Audit Committee


Adam has a diverse practice in the areas of litigation, energy, environmental, and regulatory law, property law, municipal law, wills and estates, and corporate commercial. He has appeared in both Territorial Court and the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories on matters ranging from regulatory offences, and debt collection to breach of contract and family law matters. Adam has also assisted on a case heard by the Supreme Court of Canada.

•Assisted senior counsel with a matter concerning Constitutional language rights for an appeal at the Supreme Court of Canada.
•Advises local companies on various commercial and breach of contract issues.
•Represents individuals and companies in obtaining and enforcing judgments of the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories.
•Assisted senior counsel in defending both corporate and individual clients from Workers Safety and Compensation Commission claims.
•Assists senior counsel on a variety of complex litigation matters that arise in the Northwest Territories.

Corporate Commercial
•Regularly advises clients on matters related to starting a business.
•Represents local business in obtaining Intellectual Property protection.
•Assisted senior counsel on the reorganization of several local businesses.
•Assisted senior counsel on the purchase of several local businesses.

Wills, Estates & Property Services
•Acts for clients in the drafting of estate documents such as wills, personal directives, and powers of attorney.
•Acts for estate representatives in applying for probate/administration, and in the proper distribution of estate property.
•Represents clients in the purchase and sale of their homes.

Energy, Environmental & Regulatory
•Provided legal opinions to various Resource Management Boards.
•Assisted senior counsel in drafting stakeholder submissions to Resource Management Boards.

Publications & Presentations


• Fracking in the NWT, The Lawyers Weekly, June 19, 2015
• NWT Hydraulic Fracturing Filing Regulations, McLennan Ross E-Mail Alert, 2015


• Alternative Dispute Resolution, Contract Pitfalls and Enforcement, 2015 Construction Workshop, NWT Construction Association, 2015
• Completing the Regulatory Framework in Nunavut: A Review of the Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act, McLennan Ross, 2013


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NWT Hydraulic Fracturing Filing Regulations
Adam Vivian, May 13, 2015
On April 1, 2015, the Government of the Northwest Territories released the Hydraulic Fracturing Filing Regulations pursuant to section 53(1) of the NWT Oil and Gas Operations Act, S.N.W.T. 2014,c.14. The Government is seeking public comment on the Regulations until June 29, 2015.
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Adam Vivian

5109-48th Street
YellowknifeNW X1A 1N5


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