Jill Bishop
Jill Bishop
(She/Her)
Partner
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Jill Bishop’s practice focuses on corporate/commercial disputes, construction and insurance litigation. Jill is a tenacious advocate for her clients but never loses sight of the practical and efficient resolutions which often best serve their goals. 

Jill is results-orientated and has a proven track record of achieving success for her clients in Alberta and British Columbia, including individuals, directors, shareholders, and companies of various sizes and spanning several industry sectors. Jill is equipped to serve clients operating in both jurisdictions and her clients return to her for assistance whenever a dispute is brewing.

She has recently assisted clients with the following nuanced areas of dispute:  

  • Enforceability of contracts where changes in the energy sector have made the contract impossible to perform;
  • Commercial transactions with issues of corporate authority and self-dealing;
  • Shareholder oppression remedies;
  • Derivative actions on behalf of corporations;
  • Injunctions to protect corporate and personal assets until the dispute is resolved;
  • Insurance matters including professional liability, director and officer liability, bodily injury, coverage and subrogation;
  • Commercial and personal liability for occupiers and builders and adherence to the Alberta Building Code; and
  • Defending and prosecuting construction disputes including construction lien claims, project delay, and force majeure clauses. 

Value to Clients

"One of my strengths is forming trusting relationships with my clients, which enables me to understand their objectives better. Establishing familiarity with my clients' priorities creates the potential for creative solutions and often helps avoid unnecessary and costly steps in litigation."

Outside the Office

Away from her desk Jill loves to travel – most recently enjoying the culture and cuisine of Mexico City. Locally, she enjoys hiking, skiing and golfing in the spectacular Rockies. On a typical weekend morning in Calgary, you will find Jill at her neighbourhood coffee shop before heading on an adventure to find a new playground with her young sons. 

Canadian Bar Association (Young Lawyers Okanagan)
Chair
2018
Kelowna Bar Association
Secretary
2017
March 2024 - 4 min read
Interviewing Witnesses as an Adjustor: Don’t Invite Everyone!
This case highlights the importance of exercising care when inviting parties to an witness interview. Broad invites can lead to unintended waiver of litigation privilege over interview transcripts. In relation to a building fire for wh...
December 2023 - 4 min read
Production of a Plaintiff’s Medical Reports from a Prior Accident
In a personal injury matter, a dispute arose over the production of a plaintiff’s independent medical examination records and reports from a prior action. The Alberta Court of King’s Bench determined that such records are a...
November 24, 2023
Calculation + Response to Whole Person Impairment
Webinar
Whole Person Impairment ("WPI") Ratings have taken on greater implications in a world where claimants seek to ensure that they can prove that their injury is not a “minor injury”. WPI can be assessed by a variety of specialists, w...
October 2023 - 7 min read
Liability in Construction Contracts: Negligence + The Corporate Veil
A majority shareholder faced potential personal liability due to negligence during project oversight; however, the Alberta Court of Appeal clarified that such liability isn't easily established, emphasizing that the corporate veil ...
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 rea...
September 2022 - 4 min read
Exposure for Developers: Potential Liability for Dangerous Defects
In construction law, it is common for anyone actively participating in construction projects to have duties imposed upon them to ensure the work is completed safely and is free from dangerous defects. If there is no evidence of the developer's r...
August 2022 - 5 min read
Court Clarifies Indirect Loss Claims and Class Proceeding Definitions
A recent case from the Alberta Court of Appeal demonstrates that claims in pure economic loss can be difficult and that there needs to be sufficient directness or relatedness of relationship and damage for a party to succeed. In addition, individual pr...
January 2022
Meet Our Newest Partners
Field Law welcomes Jill Bishop and Richard Stobbe to its partnership.Field Law is pleased to welcome Jill Bishop and Richard Stobbe as firm partners, starting January 1, 2022.“Both Richard and Jill have demonstrated leadership and commitment to e...
October 7, 2021
Recent Developments in the Alberta Insurance Industry
Webinar
In the insurance industry, circumstances can – and often do – change in the blink of an eye. Join Brian Filips, Jill Bishop and Angela Beierbach of Field Law's Insurance Group for a complimentary webinar on recent developments in t...
January 2019
Tick-Tock Goes the Lien Clock
Builders’ liens are an important tool, providing contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers security for unpaid work. The template s.48 Order requires a lien claimant to file a Statement of Claim within 180 days of registering the lien; however, ...
Education
Osgoode Hall Law School, 2022, Shareholder Disputes in the Closely Held Company
Osgoode Hall Law School, 2020, Certificate in Construction Law
University of Saskatchewan, 2013, Juris Doctor
Admissions
Alberta,2019
British Columbia,2014