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March 2023
The Law of Regulatory Investigations in Canada
Field Law’s Professional Regulatory Group is pleased to announce the publication of a new book, “The Law of Regulatory Investigations in Canada” by James Casey, KC, Jason Kully, and Michelle Casey. Most administ...
March 17, 2023
People, Pets + Parking: Aging Condominiums - Repair or Terminate?
Join Erin Berney and John Gilbert 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 plaguing property ...
March 2023 - 4 min read
Priority Between Builders' Liens + Trustee Fees in a Bankrupt Estate
Usually, secured claims against a bankrupt estate (such as builders' liens) are paid out before any other claims, including a bankruptcy trustee's fees. But fairness is the most important consideration when administering a...
March 15, 2023
How Much Personal Information is Your Employer Entitled to?
Personal information belonging to current and former Indigo Books employees was recently compromised in a massive hacking incident. To learn more about what information employers should and should not be collecting, Edmonton AM was joined by Ja...
March 2023 - 3 min read
Strict Disclosure Requirements for Purchasing Condominiums
The Court found that a condominium developer's failure to provide a separate "occupancy date statement" was grounds for the purchaser to rescind her purchase agreement and have her deposits returned to her.  ...
March 2023
Costs + Damages Entitlement for Wrongfully Registered Liens
If a person wrongfully registers a lien, the property owner is entitled to costs and damages incurred resulting from the wrongfully registered lien. The specific award will depend on the circumstances of the case, but may include ...
February 28, 2023
Tips + Resources for Charities and Non-Profits as Estate Beneficiaries
Join Field Law’s Wills, Estates + Trusts Group for a complimentary lunch seminar designed to assist charities and non-profit organizations and their staff with an understanding of estate administration laws and procedures so as to better ...
February 28 - 3 min read
Doth ‘Proclaim’ Too Much: Collective Agreement Gives the Word Special Meaning
A statement from the Prime Minister was not enough to "proclaim" the National Day of Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II's passing a holiday under a collective agreement in Ontario. The word "proclaim" use...
February 2023 - 3 min read
Unfinished Business: The Importance of a Flawless Bid in the Tender Process
If a submitted tender does not strictly comply with all the mandatory requirements of the tender package, the owner can and should reject that tender. This ensures that all bidders are treated fairly – the overarch...
February 2023
The Importance of Clear Language in Employment Contracts
What should you look out for as an employer when creating employment contracts?As an employer, you are responsible for creating employment contracts, so what happens when a dispute arises from the interpretation of an employment agreement? Austin Wa...
February 2023
2022 - A Year in Review: Labour + Employment (Part 2)
Join members of our Labour + Employment Group for our annual Year in Review, which focuses on legal updates for management and employee groups.Part 2 of this series will cover Privacy, Employment and Human Rights. To view the recording for Part 1, w...
February 2023 - 5 min read
The Consequences of Fraud + Wilful Falsehood in Auto Insurance Claims
The Court confirmed that a willfully false statement made by an insured to the insurer can result in the insurer denying all types of recovery to the insured.  The Alberta Court of Appeal describes its new de...
February 8, 2023
Field Law Expands into the Bow Valley with the Acquisition of Hicks Intellectual Property
The acquisition is aligned with the firm’s strategic plan for growth through industry specialization and regional focus.CALGARY – February 8, 2023 -  Field Law is bulking up its intellectual property services by acquiring the Canmor...
February 7, 2023
Important Professional Regulatory Cases of 2022
Learn about the most important professional regulatory court cases of 2022. What are the key legal trends? What are the strategic and operational implications for regulators?Presented by James Casey, KC and Katrina Haymond, KC, this popular annual w...
January + February 2023
2022 - A Year in Review: Labour + Employment (Part 1)
Join members of our Labour + Employment Group for our annual Year in Review, which focuses on legal updates for management and employee groups.Part 1 of this series will cover Labour, Occupational Health + Safety and Immigration. To view t...
December 7, 2022
Field Law Community Fund Program Donates $75,000 to Community Projects Across Alberta and Northwest Territories
This year, Field Law received 130 applications from organizations and individuals with “pay-it-forward” ideas for their communities. Field Law is proud to reveal the selected recipients of this year’s Field Law Community Fund Pr...
December 2022
Employer Liability at Events
How can you minimize your legal exposure when serving alcohol at work events?It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the holiday season, and you’re probably getting ready to host some fun events to celebrate. However, if you choose to ...
December 2, 2022
Legal Obligations of Condo Board Members: Financial Update
With the recent dramatic rise in interest rates, it has grown increasingly challenging for condominium corporation boards to understand the implication on their financial obligations.Join Field Law's Erin Berney and Nati...
November 2022 - 5 min read
Regulatory Reform in Alberta: A Status Update
The implementation of the Health Professions Act ("the HPA") on December 31, 2001 introduced major regulatory reform to Alberta, and for the next 17 years there was an extended period of legislative stability. Then, in 2018, th...
November 2022 - 3 min read
Arbitration and Litigation and Bankruptcy, Oh My!
What happens when a party who has agreed to arbitrate its dispute goes bankrupt? If the arbitration process compromises the efficiency of the receivership process, the Court may decide to deal with the dispute and the entire bankrup...
October 2022 -1 min read
Alberta Legislative Session Prorogued: Bill 23 Will Die on Order Paper
Professional regulators in Alberta watching Bill 23, the Professional Governance Act should take note that on October 26, the Lieutenant Governor in Council ordered a Proclamation to “prorogue” the current legisl...
October 27, 2022
An Employer's Guide to Hybrid Work Arrangements
Employers have been navigating the COVID-19 pandemic longer than we anticipated, creating unforeseen challenges for management and human resources departments. As the dust continues to settle, many employers are moving to implement fully remote...
October 2022 - 3 min read
Two Words Too Many? Drafting Termination Provisions in an Employment Contract is Delicate Work
A recent decision from the Alberta Court of Appeal offers a good reminder of the care employers need to take when drafting termination provisions. In Bryant, three employees whose employment was terminated on 60 days’ notice argued they ...
October 2022 - 5 min read
Alberta’s Top Court Re-Writes Rules for Costs Orders in Professional Discipline
The Alberta Court of Appeal has significantly changed the approach to costs order in professional discipline cases. In Jinnah v Alberta Dental Association and College, 2022 ABCA 336, the Court set aside an order for a dentist to pay $37,500 in inves...
October 6, 2022
Field Law Community Fund Program Invites Public to Vote on Local Community Projects for Chance at Funding
All members of the public can support community-minded projects by casting their vote online at fieldlawcommunityfund.com. October 6, 2022 - Starting today, Alberta and Northwest Territories residents are invited to vote for their favourite comm...
September 30, 2022
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
The Federal legislation declaring September 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation a statutory holiday represents a valuable and important continuation in the truth and reconciliation process. It provides an opportunity to commemorate a...
September 2022 - 4 min read
Can Surety Bonds be Rescinded Due to a Contractor's Fraudulent Conduct?
Surety bonds are commonplace on construction projects across Canada. They provide assurance that if the principal under the bond (usually a general contractor or major subcontractor) defaults, funds will be available to complete the work and/or pay ...
September 2022
Privacy Torts + Vicarious Liability: What Can Organizations Do?
Over the last two decades, we have slowly realized that our personal information is not nearly as personal or private as it used to be. It seems that someone or something is attempting to collect and use our personal information at every turn. Both ...
September 2022 - 2 min read
Excess Patent Claim Fees are Coming to Canada - Keep Calm and Carry On
Amendments to Canada’s Patent Rules, coming into force on October 3, 2022, will introduce excess claim fees into Canada’s patent regime (amongst other changes). If examination of a Canadian patent application is requested on or after Oct...
September 16, 2022
People, Pets + Parking: Your Condo Building Insurance Questions Answered
Join Erin Berney and John Gilbert 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 plaguing property ...
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