Bob has a diverse business law practice, focusing on commercial real estate, real estate development, commercial leasing, municipal law, zoning, property assessment, administrative law and general commercial litigation. Over the past 20 years he has developed considerable expertise in natural resource development and Indigenous law, particularly consultation and negotiations with First Nations and Indigenous communities and groups. Bob represented a major utility in extensive negotiations with several First Nations, the Government of Manitoba and the Government of Canada, and continues to advise and represent resource developers in building relationships and resolving conflicts with Indigenous peoples. Bob also advises on consultations with Indigenous peoples in connection with the allocation of Crown resources and project licensing.

  • Services

    Aboriginal Law


    Litigation & Dispute Resolution


    Natural Resources & Energy

  • Education

    University of Winnipeg, B.A., 1970
    University of Manitoba, LL.B., 1973

  • Industries

    Natural Resources & Energy

  • Bar Admissions

    Manitoba, 1974

  • Achievements

    Bob has repeatedly been selected by his peers to be included in the Best Lawyers in Canada directory in the specialties of Aboriginal Law (since 2008) and Real Estate Law (since 2009).

    Bob was named Best Lawyers  "Lawyer of the Year" in Winnipeg for Aboriginal Law in 2012, 2016 and 2020.

    Bob was named in the 2008 - 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the category of Property Development. He was also named in the 2012 - 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the category of Aboriginal Law.

    Bob has been honoured and received awards from the Tataskweyak Cree Nation, the O Pipon Na Piwin Cree Nation and the Keeseekoowenin First Nation.

    Bob has received designation for Queen's Counsel, 2020.

  • Legal Teachings

    Sessional lecturer for the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law in Municipal Planning Law.

    Occasional lecturer for the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice on the topic of Independence.

Cases & Transactions

Bob Adkins, Q.C.'s Cases & Transactions