Vice-chairman of the firm, Blair Yorke-Slader is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is the only Alberta Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is a leading practitioner in high-stakes corporate and commercial litigation with an active trial and appellate business and energy litigation practice, including contract, shareholder, partnership, securities, and trust disputes. He appears as well before the Alberta Securities Commission and other administrative tribunals, and has broad arbitration experience as counsel and as an arbitrator.
"Blair Yorke-Slader QC is highly praised by sources who note his 'confidence and ability to see the whole picture.' He has a long-standing reputation in the energy sector with experience acting on construction-related disputes. He is regarded by commentators as 'one of the best litigators in Alberta.'"
Blair is consistently recommended in Best Lawyers in Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and the Lexpert Guides to Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers, Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers and Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers, Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, Benchmark Canada: The Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada, Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, The Legal 500, Acritas Star Lawyers and Leaders League. He was awarded the 2005 Alberta Centennial Medal for outstanding service to the people and province of Alberta.