Jeff Frame*,

I have for the past twenty years worked with individuals and companies to resolve land use and development issues: sometimes through negotiation; sometimes through litigation; oftentimes through a bit of both. I enjoy my work. I enjoy the challenge of identifying and resolving complex problems or sets of problems. I find negotiating solutions to difficult situations, rewarding. Where negotiation is not the solution, I am up for the fight: after all, it's what I do.

I have:

  • Represented owners who built retaining walls or docks along shorelines
  • Protected a rancher's right to limit a neighbour's access over a registered easement
  • Removed a member of a city council for lying during an election
  • Terminated an access easement to the second story of an adjoining building
  • Established an owner's right to continue with a lawful nonconforming use of his land
  • Defended a vendor wrongfully accused of defrauding the purchasers
  • Collected a realtor's commission on a sale that the realtor did not know about
  • Recovered from a local government the value of land it had sold at a tax sale
  • Forced a co-owner to sell his interest in a lakefront property
  • Obtained compensation for expropriated landowners
  • Advised numerous businesses and owners navigating through the myriad of laws, rules, policies, and regulations affecting the use and development of land.
  • Represented landowners confronted by mining companies wanting entry
  • Set aside an expropriation bylaw as being beyond the government's authority
  • Presented at the 2014 Land Summit on B.C. mineral tenure legislation
  • Presented at the B.C. Expropriation Association on the enforceability of positive covenants
  • Presented at Thompson Rivers University on Public Roads



Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Municipal Law
  • Construction Law
  • Bidding and Tendering Law
  • Expropriation
  • Property Disputes


  • Called to the Bar of State of Nevada, 2002
  • Called to the Bar of British Columbia, 1994
  • LLB, University of British Columbia, 1993
  • BA, McGill University, 1989

Court Decisions


  • Member, Kamloops Bar Association
  • Member, British Columbia Expropriation Association

*provides services through a law corporation