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Lee English | Associate

Lee is an associate with the firm. Lee’s practice involves all aspects of land use planning and development law and a broad range of municipal law matters. His experience includes providing advice to municipalities and private sector clients on a broad range of issues including those related to: 

  • land use and development, including advising on all aspects of the development approval process,
  • municipal powers and authority, 
  • conflict of interest, the acquisition of real property by way of tax sale and expropriation, and  
  • municipal orders or prosecution directed at private sector clients 

Prior to joining Wood Bull LLP, Lee enjoyed a general practice with a focus on municipal and land use planning law at a leading regional law firm in Atlantic Canada.  In that context, Lee represented municipalities at various levels of court in Newfoundland and Labrador and at the Newfoundland and Labrador municipal appeal board. Lee brings this litigation experience to his municipal and land use practice at the firm.

  • Recent Speaking Engagements:
    • “Cannabis Legalization – What Businesses Need to Know”, June 2018 – Labrador North Chamber of Commerce Annual Exhibition
    • “Purchase and Sale of Property by Municipalities”, June, 2017 – Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador Annual Conference
    • “Constructive Expropriation: Case Law Update”, September, 2016 – Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Municipal Administrators Annual Conference
  • Member – Newfoundland and Labrador Legal Appointments Board (October 2016-August 2018)

Awards and Honours

  • Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador - William J. Browne Scholarship, June 2014
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, December 2012
  • Law Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador Legal Research Award, April 2012

Past Positions

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association

Bar Admissions

Newfoundland and Labrador, 2016; Ontario, 2018


  • University of New Brunswick, J.D., 2015
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland, B.Ed., 2008
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland, B.A., 2007
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