Abbey Bartel
Abbey Bartel
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Abbey Bartel is a lawyer in our Edmonton office with a focus on insurance, litigation, and labour + employment law. 

Abbey completed her concurrent degree at the University of Calgary, earning her Bachelor of Natural Science, double majoring in chemistry and biology and her Bachelor of Education in 2017. Immediately after graduating Abbey secured a contract teaching high school science with Parkland School Division. 

In 2021, Abbey graduated from the University of Alberta with a Juris Doctor (J.D.). Throughout law school Abbey was involved with Student Legal Services, and the Women’s Law Forum. Abbey was the Philanthropy Chair on the Women’s Law forum during her third year of law school and worked closely with Kindred House organizing fundraisers. 

Past work experience has enabled Abbey to hone her collaboration, and communication skills thus ensuring that client issues can be resolved effectively and in a timely manner. Abbey’s use of an intuitive communication style permits a unique and tailored experience for each individual client. 

Abbey joined Field Law as an articling student in June 2021 and was called to the Alberta Bar in September 2022. 

Outside the Office

Abbey loves to be outdoors whether it’s walking in the river valley or hiking on the weekends and spending as much time as she can with her dogs. Abbey is always looking for her next opportunity to travel and explore. 

Women’s Law Forum
Philanthropy Chair
Parkland School Division
Substitute Teacher
Parkland School Division
April 2024 - 2 min read
Court Rules in Favour of Employee in Dismissal Dispute
Workwise Newsletter
The Ontario Superior Court ruled in favour of a dismissed employee and found the employer breached their duty of good faith and fair dealing based on a surreptitious recording of the termination meeting. Employers should always ac...
July 2023 - 3 min read
Screening Stage Showdown: Increased Odds of Complaints Going to Hearing
Workwise Newsletter
This ruling implies that human rights complaints are more likely to proceed to a hearing when credibility is a significant factor. It is crucial for employers to be prepared for such situations and ensure they gather sufficient evidenc...
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.  ...
December 2022 - 3 min read
Mitigation Obligation Clarified: Employee Not Required to Seek Lesser-Paying Job
Workwise Newsletter
The Ontario Court of Appeal has clarified that a terminated employee is obligated to mitigate damages by seeking comparable employment to her previous job, not lesser jobs.  The Court set aside a previous decision to reduce ...
May 2022 - 3 min read
Like a Light Switch: Court Examines Consent + Vicarious Liability
A recent case from the Alberta Court of Appeal confirms that the imposition of conditions on the consent of possession does not protect a vehicle owner from vicarious liability.  Facts Pinksen owned a car, and her husband allowed Rampersad t...
University of Alberta, 2021, Juris Doctor
University of Calgary, 2017, Bachelor of Education
University of Calgary, 2017, Bachelor of Natural Sciences
French (Proficient)