Niles has a general practice in commercial and public law. Before joining Olthuis van Ert, Niles articled and practised in the Vancouver office of an international firm, where he worked on disputes related to environmental law, Aboriginal law and public utility regulation. Niles clerked for Justices Dickson and Griffin of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia.

Bar admissions

British Columbia (2019)


BA (UBC), JD (Victoria)





Counsel work including legal opinions, due diligence and assessments of regulatory compliance.

Litigation experience in defence of regulatory prosecutions, contaminated sites litigation, judicial reviews and Aboriginal rights and title litigation.

Administrative law proceedings before utilities commissions and environmental appeal tribunals.

  • British Columbia Bar (2019–present)
  • Law clerk to Madam Justice Dickson and Madam Justice Griffin, Court of Appeal for British Columbia (Sep 2017–Aug 2018)
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association