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 deep 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)
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, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
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. 304, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Angle v. LaPierre, [2006] A.J. No. 618, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
I.C. Farms Ltd. V. Hironaka, [2005] A.J. No. 103, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Stasiuk v. Boisvert, [2005] A.J. No. 1453, 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
October 24 + 30, 2018
Effective Responses to Sexual Misconduct and Harassment Complaints Workshop
An increasing number of organizations are being rocked by allegations of harassment and sexual misconduct by their employees. Often these allegations are broadcast on social media, catching organizations flat-footed and unprepared. Join Field Law...
October 3 + 10, 2018
Cannabis in the Workplace: Implications for Employers
Recreational cannabis will be legal in Canada on October 17, 2018. Join Field Law’s Labour and Employment Group for a detailed, scenario-based half-day workshop providing practical advice and useful tips to prepare your organization for situat...
May/June 2017
Marijuana in the Workplace
February 2017
Alberta Law Clarified on Scope of Good Faith in Contract and Incentive Pay Eligibility
Workwise Newsletter
January 2014
"You Compete Me" - Will the Courts Love Your Company’s Restrictive Covenants for Employees as Much as You Do?
An area of law where both employers and employees often struggle to find clarity is the area of restrictive covenants, specifically non-competition and non­-solicitation clauses for employees. Part of the reason for frequent confusion is that this ...
July 2013
If The Whistle Sounds, Is a Penalty Coming? - Alberta's New Whistleblower Legislation
IntroductionOn June 1, 2013, Alberta’s first ever Whistleblower legislation came into effect. The Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act is intended to protect employees in the public sector who act as whistleblowers &ndas...
Winter 2010
Limits on Damage Awards: The Alberta Court of Appeal Weighs In
Economic Downturn Special Edition
Considerations for Revising Employment Contracts As An Alternative to Terminations
Spring 2002
Restrictive Covenants
University of Alberta, 2000, Bachelor of Laws
University of Alberta, 1997, Bachelor of Arts With Honours