Jennifer King

Partner, Gowling WLG

Jennifer King is a Partner in Gowling WLG’s Toronto office and a member of the firm’s Environmental Law Group. Jennifer’s current practice focuses on strategic regulatory advice and litigation involving a wide array of complex environmental, land use planning and Indigenous issues. These matters include environmental assessments, complex development applications and approval regimes involving the environment including land use, cultural heritage, transportation and endangered species approvals.

Jennifer appears regularly before all levels of Ontario courts, including the Court of Appeal, and tribunals including the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.

Jennifer acts on some of the highest-profile, complex matters in her field. She is counsel to the Canadian Public Health Association in the Saskatchewan and Ontario Court of Appeal References on the constitutionality of the federal carbon pricing legislation. She recently acted as co-lead counsel for the Halton municipalities on a complex federal environmental assessment Panel Review of a proposed major intermodal facility.

Jennifer is co-author of the 2018 reissue of Halsbury’s Laws of Canada – Environment. A comprehensive and authoritative guide to Canadian environmental law, the new edition covers a range of important topics, including environmental impact assessments, international obligations and civil liability issues.