Andrew Wilkinson leads Field Law's Dispute Resolution Practice Group in Calgary. His practice concentrates on construction-related litigation and alternative dispute resolution on behalf of general contractors and subcontractors with claims arising from commercial and industrial construction projects in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
Corporate entities of all sizes turn to Andrew for his technical soundness, creative problem solving and depth of experience in a diverse range of construction-related claims, including builders’ liens, claims for extras or other unpaid amounts, construction bond claims, and delay and impact claims. In addition, Andrew acts for a number of different surety companies providing assistance in responding to performance bond and labour and material payment bond claims and bringing claims against indemnitors for recovery. He also assists sureties in recovery actions arising from fidelity bonds.
Andrew also represents clients in matters concerning title insurance, which typically involve real estate, foreclosure and bankruptcy issues; commercial disputes involving directors and officers liability, conflicts between shareholders, claims for oppression and other relief under the Business Corporations Act.
Andrew has worked extensively with technical experts in numerous areas and has successfully represented his clients before all levels of the Courts in Alberta and in the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
Value to Clients
"I enjoy working on construction claims and claims involving the Builders Lien Act, as I have a firm grasp on what is a rather opaque and confusing piece of legislation. I understand the value of staying calm and collected. While aggressive when I need to be, unnecessary fights are expensive and wasteful, if that can be avoided then all the better. I prefer to be smart, reasonable and leverage my experience with construction law. If the lawyer on the other side of a construction dispute doesn’t regularly practice in the area, then they won’t likely see the issues or ask the right questions."
Outside the Office
Andrew enjoys building electronic synthesizers, graphic design, smoking copious amounts of meat in his smoker and finding ways to mix Korean and Japanese ingredients into the barbecue pit. He has a vast collection of board games (and especially enjoys reading the rule books) and has built a particularly realistic 3D Catan game. Andrew has a love of detail, in his spare time, just as much as in his practice of law.
Surety Association of Canada
2014 - Present
Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association
2010 - Present
Law Society of Alberta
2007 - Present
Calgary Bar Association
2007 - Present
Canadian Bar Association
2006 - Present
Calgary Legal Guidance
2009 - 2016
University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic
2005 - 2007
University of Ottawa Criminal Law Students Association
2004 - 2007
Housing Help - Pro Bono Students Canada
2005 - 2005