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July, 2016
Field Law Announces the Northern Alberta Award Winners of the 2016 Field Law Community Fund Program
Winners include charities focused on serving underprivileged children, a theatre festival for the hearing impaired, literacy and homework programs, and more

Field Law, a regional law firm with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife, is pleased to announce the Northern Alberta winners of the 2016 Field Law Community Fund Program. The annual Program, which supports local community initiatives and projects, received a record number of 122 applications this year, 41 of which came from the Northern Alberta community market. Field Law granted one grand prize award and four additional awards to initiatives in this community market, providing a total of $30,000 in funding to help launch or grow each local project....


July, 2016
Field Law Announces the Northwest Territories Award Winners of the 2016 Field Law Community Fund Program
Winners include charities focused on cancer peer support, anti-bullying seminars and youth science workshops

Field Law, a regional law firm with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife, is pleased to announce the Northwest Territories winners of the 2016 Field Law Community Fund Program. The annual Program, which supports local community initiatives and projects, received a record number of 122 applications this year, 11 of which came from the Northwest Territories market. Field Law granted one grand prize award and two additional awards to initiatives in this community market, providing a total of $15,000 in funding to help launch or grow each local project....


Upcoming Presentations


October 6, 2016
Drones
Edmonton

Erika Carrasco


October 7, 2016
Professional Regulatory Workshop: The Art of Writing Reasons: A Practical Guide
Edmonton


October 7, 2016
Professional Regulatory Workshop: Assessing Credibility: More Art Than Science
Edmonton

James Casey, Katrina Haymond, Gregory Sim


Cynics have described a construction project as "a hole in the ground spouting lawsuits". Given the complexity of modern construction and the level of risk associated with even the most modest project, it is often a wonder that anything is built.

We at Field Law are familiar with the risks that you face, whether you be an owner, design professional, general contractor, subcontractor, material supplier, insurer or surety, because we have experience representing each of these ranging in size from single owner businesses to major institutions and international EPC contractors.

For Field Law, construction law is about identifying, managing and overcoming risk to get the job done.

Design, workmanship, materials, schedule, cost, payment, delay, acceleration, weather, liens, labour, unforeseen conditions, extras and cash flow -- all present risk for each of the participants in the project. We emphasize risk management from the beginning - tender and award, contractual risk allocation and insurance/surety arrangements all furnish opportunities to allocate risk and to protect the project and its participants from the unforeseen.

Of course, disputes and issues inevitably arise, and our litigation group is well versed and experienced in the range of dispute resolution mechanisms available to reach expeditious and cost effective resolution: negotiation, mediation, judicial dispute resolution, arbitration and litigation. We are practical problem solvers who appreciate that every dollar spent subtracts directly from the bottom line and that the risk/reward level for construction litigation demands a hard-nosed, proactive response.

Field Law’s services relating to construction include:

  • Contract negotiation and preparation
  • Zoning applications
  • Contract dispute resolution
  • Claims preparation
  • Builders' liens
  • Defense of claims for negligent engineering, procurement and construction
  • Defense of claims for defective building materials
  • Construction bonds and insurance