CPD Offering – Legal Update on Development Permits & Variance Permits

Join Guy Patterson and Elizabeth Anderson of Young Anderson Barrister & Solicitors to learn about important recent court decisions relating to DPs & DVPs, including a pointed discussion on enforcement issues. A considerable portion of this webinar will be reserved for your questions.

Provider: Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC)

Presentation Topic: A Legal Update on Development Permits & Development Variance Permits

Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm (PST)

Where: Online via Adobe Connect

Cost: $64 plus GST

Registration: Click here

CPD Eligibility: 1.5 points under category A4 (you will need to self report these points)


Guy Patterson RPP, MCIP – Partner, Young Anderson

Guy Patterson, a partner with Young, Anderson, completed his law degree at UBC and clerked at the British Columbia Supreme Court before articling at Young Anderson. He was called to the bar and joined the firm as an associate in March 2015. Before law school Guy worked as a planner for local governments and non-profit organizations in British Columbia, and for a brief stint in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a registered professional planner and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and maintains a general practice in municipal law with a focus on planning and land use management, and subdivision regulation. Outside the office he spends most of his time with his wife and their four children.

Elizabeth Anderson – Lawyer, Young Anderson

Elizabeth represents local government clients in litigation matters, including challenges to the validity of administrative decisions or legislation and applications for compliance with bylaws, regulations, and provincial statutes such as the Community Charter and Local Government Act. She frequently acts on judicial review and injunction matters, involving issues such as land use regulation, building standards, and licensing requirements. She has a special interest in overlapping jurisdictional matters, including constitutional issues, cannabis regulation, agricultural land reserve regulation, foreshore and riparian management cases, and aboriginal law issues.