Olivia McGhan
Olivia McGhan
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Olivia McGhan joined Field as an articling student in June 2017, having recently obtained her law degree from the University of Alberta.

While at the University, Olivia was an executive member of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, including President of the club in her final year. 

Olivia completed her Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). Here, she competed in business case competitions, winning the regional Dean’s Cup with classmates in 2011. 

Outside the Office

A former Canadian National Team Fencer, Olivia still enjoys watching sports, especially any Olympic ones. Olivia enjoys travelling and has been to four continents. Her previous work experience includes Edmonton’s professional sports industry and the city’s arts community.

Canadian Bar Association
2014 - Present
November 2018
Case Summary: Aviva Insurance Company v Intact Insurance Company
Defence + Indemnity
Where an insurer contributes more than its share to a defence and settlement of a claim vis-à-vis other insurers who are involved, it may seek contribution from the other insurers even where the policies are complementary and not overlapping.Avi...
August 2018
Case Summary: Greenidge v. Allstate Insurance Company
Defence + Indemnity
Unlike the situation with litigation independent medical examinations per Rule 5.42, a Section B insurer is entitled to insist that the insured attend an independent medical examination per Section B Special Provision 4, and the examiner is entitled to...
August 2018
Case Summary: Khudabux v. McClary
Defence + Indemnity
In the case of a crumbling skull plaintiff the Court will apportion responsibility to the different accidents involved where the injuries in question are not indivisible. Khudabux v. McClary, 2018 BCCA 234 per Stromberg-Stein, J.A. [4286]FACTS AND...
July 2018
Case Summary: C. v. Brookfield Homes
Defence + Indemnity
A Plaintiff’s claims for psychological and physical injury arising from the discovery of mould in his home (which had been rectified within a few months) ten years in the past were summarily dismissed. Even if his emotional problems could be attr...
May 2018
Cannabis Retailers and the Layers of Regulation Impacting Sale
Countdown to Cannabis Legislation
You're about to see some new businesses opening up around town: cannabis retail businesses. The Province is expected to issue approximately 250 cannabis retail licenses to businesses in anticipation of the upcoming legalization of recreational cann...
April 2018
Case Summary: Tuffnail et al v Meekes et al
Defence + Indemnity
A claimant is not required to sue all tort-feasors in order to collect under the OCPF 44 Endorsement (and the Alberta SEF 44 Endorsement).    Tuffnail et al v Meekes et al, 2017 ONSC 2894, per H.A. Rady J.  [4268]   FACTS AND IS...
April 2018
Case Summary: Nasr Hospitality Services Inc. v Intact Insurance
Defence + Indemnity
A. The Court, applying Ontario’s appropriateness factor under the Limitations Act, 2002, SO 2002, c 24, Schedule B., found the limitations period was did not begin to run until the insurer denied the claim under the insurance policy, sometime aft...
February 2018
Case Summary: Cardinal v Alberta Motor Association Insurance Company
Defence + Indemnity
C. The SEF 44 Endorsement is not a standalone policy and exclusions in the underlying policy apply to it such that a claimant passenger of a stolen vehicle is entitled to benefits if he/she did not know nor ought to have known that the vehicle was stol...
December 2017
Case Summary: Middleton v Pankhurst
Defence + Indemnity
A. In Ontario the Statutory Condition in an auto policy requiring that the driver be “authorized by law” to drive refers to the licensing regime such that breaching driving conditions in a probation order does not render the driver to be un...
December 2017
Case Summary: Economical Mutual Insurance Company v Gill
Defence + Indemnity
B. Where a claim is advanced against a parent in negligence for injury suffered by his child, the family member exclusion clause in the parent’s homeowner’s policy was held to exclude coverage for the parent.  Economical Mutual Insuran...
University of Alberta, 2017, Juris Doctor
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, 2013, Bachelor of Business Administration, With Honours