Geoffrey Hope
Geoffrey Hope
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Geoff Hope focuses his practice on labour and employment and general litigation matters for clients throughout Alberta. Employers of all sizes in the public and private sector and across a wide variety of industries rely on Geoff to provide strategic advice and representation in managing all aspects of their employment relationships, including discipline matters, terminations, accommodation, corporate policy and competition issues. He represents employers before the Labour Relations Board, in labour arbitrations, before all levels of court and before the Alberta Human Rights Commission. Geoff also has significant experience in conducting workplace investigations on behalf of employers.  

In addition, Geoff serves as a legal advisor for health services, law enforcement and a variety of higher education institutions, including Canada’s second-largest university, in matters involving institutional policy, labour relations, human rights, contract matters, employment issues and administrative practice and procedure. 

In his general litigation practice, Geoff focuses on commercial lawsuits and arbitrations, various contractual, business and shareholder disputes, product liability litigation, construction disputes and professional negligence claims.

Geoff has previously served on the firm's Executive Committee and is the former chair of the Labour & Employment and Litigation Practice Groups in the firm’s Edmonton office.

Value to Clients

Geoff provides clients with candid, timely and practical advice. “To help clients solve and avoid problems, I strongly believe that you need to understand what makes their organization tick and what drives their culture. This focus helps create constructive and cost-effective options that are tailored to the client.”

Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Civil Litigation Section (North)
Listed Corporate + Commercial Litigation
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2020 - 2024
Listed Labour + Employment Law
The Best Lawyers™ in Canada
2020 - 2024
Edmonton (Police Service) v Edmonton Police Association, 2019 CanLII 9456 (AB GAA)
Concordia University of Edmonton v Concordia University College of Alberta, 2018 CanLII 12260 (AB GAA)
Edmonton Police Association v Edmonton (City), 2017 ABCA 355
Lee v. Alberta (Labour Relations Board), 2017 ABQB 482, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
University of Alberta Non-Academic Staff Association affecting University of Alberta, 2016 CanLII 72742 (AB LRB), Alberta Labour Relations Board
Swist v. Edmonton (City), 2016 CanLII 64044 (AB LRB), Alberta Labour Relations Board
Lee v. Boyd, 2015 ABQB 426, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
1115038 Alberta Ltd. V 1163256 Alberta Ltd., 2012 ABQB 334, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
383501 Alberta Ltd. (Val Brig Equipment Sales) v. Phoenix Co. Ltd., 2012 ABQB 461
InnerSense International Inc. v. University of Alberta, [2007] A.J. No. 270, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Angle v. LaPierre, [2006] A.J. No. 618, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Angle v. LaPierre, [2006] A.J. No. 304, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Stasiuk v. Boisvert, [2005] A.J. No. 1453, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
I.C. Farms Ltd. V. Hironaka, [2005] A.J. No. 103, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Oxford Development Group Inc. v. 772288 Alberta Ltd., [2002] A.J. No. 10, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
February 2024
2023 - A Year in Review: Labour + Employment (Part 2)
Seminars + Webinar
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 covered Employment, Privacy and Human Rights. To view Part 1, ...
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 or...
December 7, 2021
Mandatory Vaccination Policies: What Case Law is Telling Us So Far
As we all learn to live with COVID-19 and as workers move back into the workplace, many employers have implemented various types of policies regarding COVID-19 vaccination. A few months have passed, some specific legal cases have started to slowly...
June 2020 - 6 min read
Ready for Re-Launch! – Practical Advice for Employer “Return to the Workplace” Planning Amidst COVID-19
As endless as these past few months have seemed, it was not so long ago that most workplaces had to abruptly wrestle with how to scale down and make sometimes drastic changes to the way that their work gets done in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Wh...
December 2019
2019 Field Law Post-Secondary Summit Recap
The fourth annual Field Law Post-Secondary Summit was held on November 28 in Calgary and was co-chaired by Frank Molnar, KC and Greg Harding, KC. Brief summaries of the presentations given at the Summit are provided below. Innovative Governance During...
November 2019
Bill 21: Key Aspects for Alberta Employers
The Alberta government introduced Bill 21: Ensuring Fiscal Sustainability Act, 2019 on October 28, 2019. This bill proposes several legislative changes that will impact labour and employment relations in the Province and which raise various considerati...
November 2019
Bill 20 + Bill 21: Key Aspects for Alberta's Post-Secondary Institutions
On October 28, 2019 the Alberta government introduced two bills (Bills 20 and 21) which propose several legislative changes that will impact post-secondary institutions in the Province, as well as their students. The legislation has various aspects wor...
University of Alberta, 2000, Bachelor of Laws
University of Alberta, 1997, Bachelor of Arts With Honours