May 20, 2015
Field Law Community Fund Program Seeks Community Input to Select Program Finalists
Regional law firm opens voting phase to public with $100,000 available for distribution in celebration of firm's 100th year anniversary
Field Law, a regional law firm with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife, requests the community’s input in helping determine what community causes or ideas should be awarded funds through the Field Law Community Fund Program (the Program). The Program, which launched the online voting phase, has received more than 100 applications, a new record for the fund granting program which supports local pay-it-forward ideas and causes within the communities. In celebration of Field Law’s 100th anniversary, The Program will donate $100,000 across all three regions in 2015: a $25,000 increase over the first two years of the Program....
Partner Vance Langford joined the Board of Directors of the United Way of Calgary and Area at the AGM on Monday, April 27, 2015. Vance has been a volunteer with the United Way of Calgary and Area since 2007 on its Investment Committees, Campaign Cabinet and Public Policy Committee. He looks forward to continued service and building a great city for all....
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: