Ciara Mackey helps clients navigate their most complex legal problems by providing practical advice and compelling advocacy, legal research, and writing skills.
Ciara's practice focuses on the analysis of complicated legal issues and the preparation of opinions and written argument to support clients in complex corporate, commercial, and litigation matters. With in-depth experience in commercial and energy litigation, Ciara is regularly involved in disputes relating to breach of contract, professional negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud recovery, defamation, and intellectual property rights.
Ciara has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada and before all levels of court in Alberta on civil claims and judicial review of administrative tribunal decisions, and has experience in alternative dispute resolution. In addition, she has served as legal counsel to the Court of Appeal of Alberta.
Ciara's work has been published in a number of publications, including the Alberta Law Review, and she regularly presents at internal and external continuing legal education conferences and seminars.
During law school, Ciara was actively involved with the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta and has published and presented on issues of health law, technology, and policy. In 2011, Ciara was awarded the George Bligh O'Connor Silver Medal in Law from the University of Alberta.
Prior to joining Bennett Jones, Ciara served as a law clerk to the Court of Appeal of Alberta.