The Expropriation Law Centre (ExLaw) has been online since 2000.
ExLaw was developed by J. Bruce Melville, a lawyer working from an office in Surrey, British Columbia.
ExLaw's objective is to provide a comprehensive and readily accessible source of information about
Canadian expropriation law and practice and the professionals who work in this field. The content is intended
to inform and to stimulate discussion about the expropriation process and determination of compensation. Some of
the content is quite technical and will be of interest mainly to expropriation professionals. Other content is
aimed at a broader audience. So far as we have been able to determine there are no other websites providing the
comprehensive coverage of Canadian expropriation law that you will find here.
Another objective is to provide a forum to introduce Canadian expropriation professionals to each other
and to introduce them to people who require their services. Expropriation is a narrow area of expertise. Before
this website was established there was very little information available to the public to identify the people
who work in this field. ExLaw takes advantage of the Internet to make this possible.
As an expropriation professional who has been engaged in this field since 1983, Melville has gained an
extensive knowledge of the subject which is reflected in the material that he continues to contribute to
ExLaw. Melville can be reached at the law firm of Peterson Stark Scott by e-mail at
The Expropriation Law Centre is operated by Dicta Legal Services Ltd. Except where otherwise
acknowledged, the copyright to all material published on the Expropriation Law Centre is held by
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