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November 19, 2021
People, Pets + Parking: How to Avoid + Address Parking Issues
Join Erin Berney and Niall Burke for a complimentary webinar series designed for Property Managers based on the challenges seen most frequently: people, pets and parking. Have a legal question? Want to learn what other issues are...
October 15, 2021
People, Pets + Parking: A Property Manager's Guide to HOAs
Join Erin Berney and John Gilbert for a special edition of People, Pets + Parking! As it becomes more and more common for condominium Property Managers to also manage Homeowners' Associations (HOAs), it's important to be aware of the si...
October 7, 2021
Recent Developments in the Alberta Insurance Industry
In the insurance industry, circumstances can – and often do – change in the blink of an eye. Join Brian Filips, Jill Bishop and Angela Beierbach of Field Law's Insurance Group for a complimentary webinar on recent developments i...
September 27, 2021
Prompt Payment Legislation: The Impact on the Alberta Construction Industry
While the Alberta Builders’ Lien Act has been in force and essentially unchanged for several decades, it will soon evolve with the enactment of the Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act. This new legislation will introduce significant chang...
September 22, 2021
Biomechanics + Human Factors in Personal Injury Litigation
Understanding the forces and motions experienced during injury causing events can be an important consideration when evaluating causation in the context of personal injury litigation. Whether it's a slip and fall or a motor vehicle collision, hu...
September 7, 2021
Field Law Community Fund Offering $75,000 in Community Grants
SEPTEMBER 7, 2021 - Field Law, a western and northern regional law firm, is pleased to formally launch applications for its Field Law Community Fund Program, which will distribute $75,000 in funding between Northern Alberta, Southern Alberta and the...
September 2021
Private Members Bill Creates Unique (and Momentary) Tax Planning Opportunities
The Income Tax Act (Canada) (the "Act") was recently amended by private member's Bill C-208 (the "Bill") to address an inequity disadvantaging intergenerational transfers of businesses to family members. It is common for busi...
August 2021
The Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2022
Field Law is pleased to announce that 38 of our lawyers are recognized in their respective practice areas in the 16th edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada. Recognition in Best Lawyers™ is based on peer reviews ...
August 2021 - 3 min read
Can You Transfer Your Business to Your Family Tax Free?
The capital gains exemption is not dying completely, but there is a broader way to use it now than there has been before, or likely, ever will be again. Canadian-resident individuals have long faced an unfair scenario when trying to pass along their...
August 16, 2021 - 2 min read
Field Law Announces Sponsorship of Alberta Esports Association (AESA)
CALGARY – August 16, 2021 –Field Law’s Emerging Technology group is pleased to announce a new alliance with the Alberta Esports Association (AESA), a not-for-profit organization established in 2020 that serves as the governing body...
July 2021 - 5 min read
Can Temporary Layoffs Due to COVID-19 be Considered Constructive Dismissal?
During the COVID-19 pandemic, all Canadian provinces and territories declared a state of emergency and implemented strict measures to help curb the spread of the virus. Consequently, many businesses were directly or indirectly forced to lay off empl...
July 2021 - 5 min read
Contract Drafting Secures Millions in Pre-Judgement Interest
Bidell Equipment LP v Caliber Midstream GP LLC, 2020 ABCA 478 (“Bidell”) is a recent appeal decision showcasing the importance of a properly drafted contract and its significance during contractual disputes. Additionally, this decision h...
July 9, 2021
People, Pets + Parking: Pandemic Problems - Part 2
Join Erin Berney and Niall Burke for the second installment of our complimentary webinar series designed for Property Managers based on the challenges seen most frequently: people, pets and parking. Have a legal question? Want to learn what other is...
June 2021 - 5 min read
SCC to Revisit the Issue of Delay in Administrative Proceedings
“Justice delayed is not always justice denied.” (Abrametz at para 171) For over twenty years, the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Blencoe v British Columbia (Human Rights Commission), 2000 SCC 44, has been the ...
June 2021 - 3 min read
What's in a Name? Restricted Titles Revisited
In College of Midwives of British Columbia v. MaryMoon, 2020 BCCA 224, the British Columbia Court of Appeal (“BCCA”) considered whether restricted title provisions found in the British Columbia Health Professions Act (the ...
June 22, 2021
Discipline Tribunal Essentials: Fundamental Skills
Members of regulated professions who serve on discipline tribunals must navigate an increasingly complex environment when fulfilling their role under their governing statutes. Join James Casey, QC, Katrina Haymond, Jason Kully and others from F...
June 2021 - 2 min read
New COVID Legislations. New Protections.
What is Bill 70? Multiple provinces across Canada have implemented legislation to create liability protection against COVID-19 for employers and their workers in health sectors. As of June 17, 2021, Alberta joins these provinces with Bill 70, more c...
June 2021
CERB’ing Your Enthusiasm: Court Deducts COVID Wage Replacement Amounts From Notice Period
Despite the breadth and depth of the effects of the pandemic, we have not seen many reported court decisions considering the impact of federal emergency pandemic payments on termination pay. In fact, to date, only two reported decisions appear to ha...
May 19, 2021
Coffee + Counsel: Employers, Are You Ready for the COVID-19 Vaccine?
Join us for another edition of Coffee + Counsel, a complimentary series that brings you together with a few of our lawyers for an unscripted chat about legal issues pertinent to organizations in Alberta. Your questions guide the discussion, and we p...
May 2021 - 3 min read
Builders’ Liens: Where does the Lien Line Lie?
The line between what work gives rise to a valid builders’ lien, and that which doesn’t, can be blurry. The recent decision of YoungEnergyServe Inc. v LR Ltd, LR Processing Partnership, 2021 ABQB 101, has set out a framework for determin...
May 13, 2021
Coffee + Counsel: How to Protect Your Business Against Phishing Attacks
Join us for another edition of Coffee + Counsel, a complimentary series that brings you together with a few of our lawyers for an unscripted chat about legal issues pertinent to organizations in Alberta. Your questions guide the discussion, and we p...
May 2021
Gone Phishing? Cybersecurity Issues Are a Recurring Struggle for Organizations
The prevalence of fraudulent activity has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020 alone, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre reported 70,948 cases of fraud, with $108.8M lost to fraud. Between March 6, 2020, and March 31, 2021 alone, $7...
May 2021 - 4 min read
Constructing the Right Adjudication System for Alberta
How construction adjudication is developing across other Canadian provinces and what Alberta can expect.Later in 2021, Alberta will be implementing changes to the Builders’ Lien Act, including renaming it as the Prompt Payment and Constru...
May 6, 2021
COVID Curveball: Legal Considerations for Amateur Sports Organizations
The COVID-19 pandemic has shut down, postponed and otherwise significantly impacted amateur sports in Alberta. For the foreseeable future, amateur sports organizations will need to alter the delivery of their programs to comply with shifting regulat...
May 5, 2021
The Modernization of Canadian Privacy Law: Where Are We Heading?
Individuals and organizations, both large and small, are increasingly faced with challenging issues in the area of privacy and information handling. Bill C-11, the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020, seeks to modernize Canadian privacy le...
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