Our Practice

Practice Areas

Constitutional

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms • Elections • School Funding • Judicial Independence • First Nations and Aboriginal Rights • Freedom of Speech and Political Expression

Administrative

Regulatory Boards and Tribunals • Judicial Review of Governmental Authority • Municipal Planning and Development • Public Law • Compliance and Enforcement

Commercial Disputes

Contracts • Sale of Goods • Supply and Services Agreements • Business Interruption • Franchise Law • License and Distribution Agreements • Construction Disputes • Builders’ Liens

Energy and Resources

Freehold minerals • Fee lands • Petroleum and Natural Gas Leases • CAPC Operating and Royalty Procedures • Joint Operating Agreements • Working and Mutual Interests • Royalties • Coalbed Methane • Caveats • Farm-in and farm-out agreements • Trespass • ERCB matters and appeals • Surface lands • Land Titles • Registrations and Priorities • Spills • Toxic Substances • Fracking • Environmental Reviews • Regulatory Investigations

Tort

Negligence • Product Liability • Professional Defence • Economic Loss • Intentional Interference with Commercial Interests • Defamation • Catastrophic Injury and Wrongful Death

Defamation

Libel and Slander • Media and Technology • Pre-publication opinions • Norwich Orders • Injunctive Relief

Criminal and Regulatory

Criminal Code Offences • Tax Evasion • Securities Enforcement • Breach of Competition and Fair Trading Acts • Civil Fraud Recovery • Search and Seizure

Insurance

Coverage • Policy Defences and Rights • Subrogation • Property and Casualty Insurance • Life and Disability • Aviation • Mutual and Excess Coverage • Captive Insurers • Brokers, Agents and Adjusters • Reinsurance • Licensing • Fronting • Contribution

Corporate Governance

Oppression • Derivative Remedies • Directors’ and Officers’ Liability • Restraining and Compliance Orders • Voting and Proxy Rights • Securities • Take-Over Bids and Compulsory Acquisitions • Dissolution and Appraisal

Employment

Employment Contracts • Wrongful Dismissal • Indemnities • Breach of Non-Competition and Fiduciary Obligations • Privacy and Confidentiality

Professional Discipline

Counsel to Doctors, Lawyers, Other Professional Practitioners • Admission • Investigations • Authorized Practice • Tribunals • Professional Conduct • Jurisdiction • Rules and Regulations • Procedural Rights and Obligations • Evidence • Sentences Appeal and Judicial Review

Professional Liability

Prosecution and Defence of Claims against Lawyers, Accountants, Architects and Engineering Professionals • Insurance Brokers and Agents • Securities Regulation • Regulatory Hearings 

Municipal

Local Government • Municipal Corporations • Elections • Powers and Duties • Planning and Development • Local Improvements • Expropriation • Boards and Commissions • Judicial Review • Trade Regulation and Licensing • Schools • Utilities and Highways • Liability Actions

Mortgage and Foreclosure

Defence of Mortgage Fraud and Foreclosure Proceedings