Simon Foxcroft has a commercial practice focused primarily on occupational health and safety law, construction law and mining law.
Simon provides advice with respect to occupational health and safety related matters throughout Western Canada. In particular, he is involved in the auditing, reviewing and drafting of construction and project contracts to ensure conformity with both provincial and federal health and safety obligations, and with providing advice in relation to large energy construction projects. He also advises clients on all aspects of incident response and management. He acts for various safety organizations and for both owners and contractors.
Simon is intimately familiar with all aspects of a mining business including: the negotiation and preparation of international and domestic purchase and sale agreements; the loading, storage, railing and shipping of commodities; the day to day operations of a working mine; and the negotiation and preparation of equipment supply and purchase agreements. Simon has extensive involvement in mine expansions and reserve development including the negotiated resolution of competing mineral and resource stake holders. He acts for clients in relation to the leasing of rail cars and has been extensively involved in the legal and regulatory issues arising from the railing of crude oil and coal.
Simon regularly advises clients on construction related matters and has been involved in a wide variety of construction projects including: gas plants; pipelines; power generation facilities; underground gas storage facilities; tank farms; food production plants; transloading facilities; light rail lines; coal mine infrastructure; an activated carbon plant; and the extensive construction and upgrading of various electrical distribution and transmission facilities.