With an impressive background in litigation, Alison has built a successful practice as a result of her ability to effectively and efficiently manage highly complex matters for her clients. A trusted advisor to all she works with, Alison helps her clients realize their goals through the prevention, mitigation, or resolution of business risks and disputes. Clients comment that Alison is diligent, creative, and effective and finds innovative ways to promote their interests while remaining cognizant of business realities. Alison is results-orientated and focused on achieving the best possible solution.
Alison has considerable experience in acting on complex and high profile litigation matters in the areas of energy, construction/engineering, and fraud recovery. Alison also spends a significant amount of her time representing medical professionals in malpractice litigation, and professional disciplinary and privacy matters. Her practice also involves appeals from, and judicial review of, decisions of administrative and regulatory bodies.
Alison also practices Public law, particularly constitutional and Aboriginal law where she provides advice on issues relating to division of powers, Charter rights, the duty to consult, Aboriginal title and rights, and access to land.
Recent mandates include acting as trial counsel in an $80 million dollar engineering/construction dispute, appellate counsel in an appeal from an Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) decision, and counsel for the Intervenor Coalition in the Justice Camp Inquiry.
Alison regularly appears before all levels of courts in Alberta, and has appeared in courts in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario and Quebec, and the Federal Court. Alison is involved with numerous legal groups and currently serves on the Board of the Association of Women Lawyers and Calgary Legal Guidance, is a member of the Legal Program Committee of LEAF and has previously served on the Board of Wordfest in Calgary.
- Representation of an oil and gas producer in connection with a successful application to strike part of an originating notice filed by the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation challenging the grant of various oil sands leases.
- Co-counsel to a corporation on a matter involving a complex contractual dispute surrounding the conveyance of an ownership interest in a purchase and sale agreement: Talisman Energy Inc. v Esprit Corporation Ltd., 2013 ABQB 132.
- Appeal co-counsel to an oilfield rental corporation on a matter involving the division of powers and whether the corporation was a federally regulated transportation company: Total Oilfield Rentals Limited Partnership v Canada, 2013 ABQB 263; 2014 ABCA 250
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