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Field Law has a multifaceted background in providing advice and counsel within all areas of litigation. We represent clients before all levels of court in Alberta as well as the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada, and before a wide variety of tribunals, boards and commissions.

We work closely with clients to find practical and economical solutions to disputes utilizing alternative methods such as mediation, arbitration and mini-trials to resolve a wide range of legal disputes. Field Law's immigration team also regularly collaborates on litigation matters to provide one-stop service to clients with international operations.

Field Law has a skilled and knowledgeable group of litigators who provide assistance to clients in numerous areas including:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appeals and Judicial Reviews
  • Class Actions
  • Construction
  • Corporate and Business Disputes
  • Debt Recovery and Restructuring
  • Defamation
  • Energy
  • Estate Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Indian Residential School Claims
  • Intellectual Property and Technology
  • Immigration
  • Media
  • Metis and First Nations
  • Pensions and Benefits
  • Personal Injury
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
Practice Group Leader, Trademark Agent
Calgary
lmacfarlane@fieldlaw.com
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VCARD
Practice Group Leader
Calgary
knicholson@fieldlaw.com
Malmberg v Boyd , 2020 ABQB 326
May v 1986855 Alberta Ltd, 2018 ABCA 94
Fish v Boyd, 2018 ABQB 190
1536466 Alberta Ltd v Prestigious Properties Inc, 2017 ABQB 176
Graham Group Ltd v Labas Estate, 2017 ABQB 241
Gradziel v Town of Coalhurst, 2020 ABQB
Envacon Inc v 829693 Alberta Ltd, 2017 ABQB 623
Barlot v Eisner, 2017 ABQB 636
Graham Group Ltd v Labas Estate, 2017 ABQB 368
893682 Alberta Ltd v Baker Hughes Canada Company, 2017 ABPC 261
Martinez v. Chaffin, 2019 ABCA 216
ING Insurance Company of Canada v. Manuel, 2008 ABCA 201
Waughtal v Innovative Agri-Ventures Inc, 2020 ABQB 455
ST v. Edmonton (Police Service), 2020 ABLERB 1 (CanLII)
Malmberg v Boyd , 2020 ABQB 80
Deadman v Jager Estate, 2019 ABCA 481
Town of Norman Wells v Mallon et al, 2020 NWTSC 02
LaPrairie Works Inc v Ledcor Alberta Limited, 2019 ABQB 701
Calder v Alberta, 2019 ABCA 289

Appeal court decision confirming public sector pension administrator’s interpretation and application of governing pension plan legislation. Field Law represented administrator at trial and on appeal.

1985 Sawridge Trust v Alberta (Public Trustee), 2019 ABCA 243
1985 Sawridge Trust v Alberta (Public Trustee), 2019 ABCA 244
ALIA re: Sylvia Lapaschuk and Andrew Tanasychuk
Amble Ventures (Alberta) Ltd v D.B.K. Engineering Ltd, 2019 ABQB 287
Melin v Melin, 2019 ABQB 241
Jager Estate v. Deadman, 2019 ABCA 99
LaPrairie Works Inc v Ledcor Alberta Limited, 2019 ABQB 189
Conlin v Edmonton (Police Service), 2019 ABCA 63
Hood v South Calgary Community Church, 2019 ABCA 34
Park Avenue Flooring Inc v EllisDon Construction Services Inc, 2019 ABQB 73
Harun-ar-Rashid v Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), 2019 ABQB 54
Makis v Alberta Health Services, 2019 ABCA 23
Melin v Melin, 2018 ABQB 1056
Paraniuk v Pierce, 2018 ABQB 1015
Elkow v Sana, 2018 ABQB 1001
Gagnon v Shoppers Drug Mart, 2018 ABQB 888
Alvas v Barrett, 2018 ABQB 651
Andrews v Edmonton (Police Service), 2018 ABLERB 16
Paradigm Quest Inc v Vezina, 2018 ABQB 441
Oyen and Remax Real Estate Central v. Sunderland and Malcolm, Provincial Court of Alberta
Kowalchuk v Hyundai Auto Canada Corp., 2018 ABQB 421
Kowlachuk v. Blanchard et al. (REIX), Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
KBR Industrial Canada Co v Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions Canada LP, 2018 ABQB 257
Szybunka v Edmonton (Police Service), 2018 ABQB 164
Stephen v MacLean, 2018 ABQB 53
MUA v Four Points Sheraton Edmonton South (DBA), 2017 ABQB 804
Direct Horizontal Drilling Inc v North American Pipeline Inc, 2017 ABQB 653
Gas Plus Inc v Levelton Consultants Ltd, 2017 ABQB 655
Paraniuk v. Edmonton (Police Service), 2017 ABCA 338
May v. 1986855 Alberta Ltd, 2017 ABQB 617
Graham Group Ltd v. Leitch Construction Inc, 2017 ABCA 321
Northcott v Cornerstone United Inc., 2017 ABPC 201
Andres v. Superior Power Products Limited, 2017 ABPC 138, Alberta Provincial Court
Calder v Alberta, 2017 ABQB 162
Meghji v Ippolito, 2017 ABPC 7
Keyland Development Corporation v Rocky View (Municipal District No 44), 2016 ABQB 735
Primewest Energy Inc v Texacana Turbines Inc, 2016 ABQB 715
Haymour v. The Owners Condominium Plan No 802 2845, 2016 ABCA 367
Prestigious Properties Inc v. Cold Lake Estates Inc, 2016 ABQB 632
Vakurov v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2016 FC 859
Rein v. Alberta (Human Rights Commission), 2016 ABQB 386
Haymour v. Condominium Plan No 802 2845, 2016 ABQB 393
Canada (Attorney General) v. Tepper, 2016 FC 307
Bumstead v Dufresne, 2015 ABQB 787
Sticks and Stones Communications Inc v. Hole's Greenhouses & Gardens Ltd, 2015 ABQB 774
Federal-Mogul Canada Limited v. President of the Canada Border Services Agency, AP-2012-034
Paradigm Quest Inc v. Moser, 2015 ABQB 557
Bri-Chem v. President of the Canada Border Services Agency, AP-2014-017
Evergreen Ecological Services Inc. v. President of the Canada Border Services Agency, AP-2014-027
Southern Pacific Resource Corp. v. President of the Canada Border Services Agency, AP-2014-028
Kassian Estate v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 ONCA 544
Cranbrook (City) v. Gabriel Construction (Alberta) Ltd., 2014 BCSC 2280
Babinski v. Canada (Attorney General), 2014 ONSC 6493
Dorsey v. Canada (Attorney General), 2014 ONSC 6525
Wall v. Canada (Attorney General), 2014 ONSC 6524
Lustre Studio Inc v. West Edmonton Mall Property Inc., 2014 ABQB 575
1126592 Alberta Ltd. v. Condominium Corporation No. 0425913 (New Cambridge Lofts), 2014 ABPC 183
Murphy v. Cahill, 2014 ABQB 274
Black Fluid Inc. v Opulence Clothing Inc. , 2014 ABQB 138
Murphy v. Cahill, 2014 ABQB 62
Kassian Estate v. Canada (Attorney General), 2013 ONSC 892
Mohammad v. Canada (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), 2013 FC 24
Murphy v. Cahill, 2013 ABQB 335
Murphy v. Cahill, 2012 ABQB 754
Monterra Lumber Mills, Ltd. v. President of the Canada Border Services Agency, 2012 CanLII 85175
Kassian Estate v. Canada (Attorney General), 2012 ONSC 4951
Curve Distribution Service Inc. v. President of the Canada Border Services Agency, AP-2011-023
Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd. v. Canada Border Services Agency, 2012 CanLII 36825
Chapman v. L’Hirondelle, 2012 ABCA 25
Condominium Corporation No. 042 5636 v. Chevillard, 2012 ABQB 131
Murphy v. Cahill, 2012 ABQB 793
Murphy v. Cahill, 2012 ABQB 530
Murphy v. Cahill, 2012 ABQB 531
Murphy v. Cahill, 2012 ABQB 220
Murphy v. Cahill, 2012 ABQB 446
Toronto-Dominion Bank v. Suitel Canada Executive Suites Corporation, 2012 ABQB 699
Chaaban v. Canada (Correctional Service), 2011 FC 1033
Condominium Corporation No. 0825873 v. 1246153 Alberta Ltd., 2011 ABQB 178
Toronto-Dominion Bank v Suitel Canada Executive Suites, 2011 ABQB 519
Condominium Corporation No. 0825873 v. 1246153 Alberta Ltd., 2010 ABQB 718
E. Gruben’s Transport Ltd. v. Alberta Surplus Sales Ltd., 2010 ABQB 244
Toronto-Dominion Bank v. Suitel Canada Executive Suites Corporation, 2010 ABQB 355
Votour v. Tucker, 2010 ABQB 34
Wainwright (Town) v. 876947 Ontario Ltd., 2010 ABCA 23
Bank of Montreal v. Valerio, 2009 ABQB 578
Laasch v. Turenne, 2009 ABQB 267
Votour v. Tucker, 2009 ABQB 722
Guay v. Wong, 2008 ABQB 638, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Saddleback v. Labine, 2008 ABQB 698
Owner: Condominium Plan No. 822 2909 v. Li, 2007 ABQB 693
623729 Alta. Ltd. v. Alldritt Developments Ltd., 2006 ABQB 358
Page (Re), 2006 ABQB 430
916470 Alberta Ltd. v. Standard Life Assurance Co., [2005] A.J. No. 231, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Cooke v. Standard Life Assurance Co., [2005] A.J. No. 1668, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Liu v. Tangirala, [2005] A.J. No. 348, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Swagger Construction Ltd. v. ING Insurance Co. of Canada, 2005 CarswellBC 2127, British Columbia Supreme Court [In Chambers]
Trosin v. Sikora, [2005] A.J. No. 1588, Alberta Court of Appeal
Brandt Tractor Ltd. v. Seehta Forest Products Ltd., 2004 ABCA 74
Campbell v. MacKenzie, 2003 ABPC 203
Seehta Forest Products Ltd. v. Brandt Tractor Ltd., 2003 ABQB 481
Trosin v. Sikora, [2003] A.J. No. 262, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Harp v. McCullough, 2002 ABQB 381
Harp v. McCullough, 2002 ABQB 397
Trosin v. Sikora, [2002] A.J. No. 231, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Gibbs v. City of Edmonton, 2001 ABQB 413
Tecon Investments Ltd. v. Ottawa Algonquin travel Corp., [2000] A.J. No. 868, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Anderson v. University of Alberta, [1996] A.J. No. 1337, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Zelazo v. Masson, [1994] A.J. No. 1353, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
re Electoral Boundaries Commission Act (Alberta), 86 D.L.R. (4th) 447, Alberta Court of Appeal
August 2020
The Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2021
38 Fielders Recognized
Field Law is pleased to announce that 38 of our lawyers are recognized in their respective practice areas in the 15th edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada. Recognition in Best Lawyers™ is based on peer reviews of ...
June 25, 2020
How Amendments to the MHSTA Impact Landlords of Manufactured Home Communities
Webinar
Enforcing rental arrears and other tenant breaches under a Lease are an important aspect of a Landlord’s business and recently proclaimed amendments to the Mobile Home Sites Tenancies Act are going to have a direct impact on how Landlord’s ...
April 2020
The Liability of Long-Term Care Facilities: COVID-19’s Projected Impact
Canadian Underwriter
March 4, 2020
Legal Fundamentals for Manufactured Home Communities
Workshop
Join Field Law for an informative session on issues that affect modular and manufactured home community associations. Topics covered will include: Fundamental principles and enforcing lease agreements and community guidelines Evictions Post...
February 2020
Bill 3 - Proposed Amendments to the Mobile Home Sites Tenancies Act
On February 26, 2020, the Government of Alberta tabled Bill 3: Mobile Home Sites Tenancies Amendment Act, 2020. When passed, this Bill will change the current dispute resolution regime for mobile home disputes. Currently, all disputes relating to ...
September 2019
The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020
34 Fielders Recognized
Field Law is pleased to announce that 34 of our lawyers are recognized in their respective practice areas in the 14th edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada. Recognition in Best Lawyers™ is based on peer reviews of leading lawyers and ...
January 2018
Field Law Announces Two Partners
Firm Welcomes Malkit Atwal and Sharon Roberts to its Partnership
EDMONTON – Field Law is pleased to introduce Malkit Atwal and Sharon Roberts as partners of the Firm. The addition of Malkit and Sharon to Field’s partnership is an emblem of the Firm’s growth in 2017, and its continued expansion and ...
September 2017
A. Danielle Bourgeois honoured by University of Alberta
Field Law lawyer and former Pandas hockey player inducted into the Sports Wall of Fame
A. Danielle Bourgeois, '05 BA, '09 LLB, will be inducted in the University of Alberta Sports Wall of Fame for her leadership in university sport. President David H. Turpin presented Danielle with her award on September 25, 2017 at the Northern Alberta ...

ALIA re: Silvia Lapaschuk and Andrew Tanasychuk

  • Where we began: As defence counsel, we frequently face allegations that paint a negative picture of the defendant even though there is a good defence. In one such case, the plaintiff was convinced the defendants had defrauded an elderly relative. The relative, who could not read or write, sold land to the defendants for much less than market value, soon before his death.
  • Our approach: Our strategy was to focus on the defendants’ good character and relationship with the landowner before the land transfer. In Questioning, the defendants revealed themselves as kind people who would not take advantage of the landowner.
  • The result: Despite initial concerns about liability exposure exceeding a million dollars, we were able to settle the case without any payment, based on discontinuance without costs. We negotiated a settlement after the plaintiffs’ counsel questioned the defendants and saw for his own eyes that these were decent people, despite the nature of the allegations against them.