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Labour & Employment
Wills & Estates
LAW SCHOOL: University of British Columbia
BAR ADMISSIONS: British Columbia (1990), Saskatchewan (1995), Alberta (1998)
Jamie is a loyal and fierce advocate, with the proven ability to guide his clients through difficult times. When a matter does proceed to trial, Jamie has the trial experience to aggressively and thoroughly pursue his clients' interests. He is also very practical and spends time helping his clients decide whether, when and how to approach their litigation proceedings and advising on the benefits and disadvantages of settling a dispute, particularly since litigation can be costly, time consuming and stressful for clients.
He has over 25 years of civil litigation experience and focuses his practice on commercial and construction litigation, employment law disputes and estate litigation. Jamie is called to the Bar in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan and has appeared before the provincial, superior and appeal courts of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan on a wide variety of cases.
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Jamie is experienced in all phases of civil litigation including preparation of opinions, drafting of pleadings, chambers applications, examinations for discovery, trial and appeal. His experience includes complex, multi-party, multi-issue litigation involving extensive documentation and experts, along with the steps required to enforce judgments. He has also been involved in numerous unique extraordinary applications that can arise in civil litigation, such as interim injunctions, Mareva injunctions and Anton Pillar applications.
Jamie acts for contractors, owners, and developers in all manner of construction lawsuits including delay claims, performance bond as well as labour and material payment bond claims involving sureties, tendering disputes, deficiencies, defective construction, negligence claims against design professionals and a wide variety of breach of contract claims. He has decades of experience and a comprehensive understanding of the technical requirements of builders' lien claims under the Builders’ Lien Act and has acted for all of the participants in the construction industry (owners, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers) in both enforcing lien rights and challenging lien claims.
His commercial litigation practice includes oil and gas litigation, pipeline failures, shareholder disputes, professional negligence claims, insolvency matters, secured and unsecured creditor remedies, real estate disputes, commercial landlord and tenant claims and product liability actions.
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Jamie has helped many of his clients navigate the estate litigation process, including validity of wills, capacity challenges, undue influence, executor duties and conflicts, fiduciary and trust claims, Power of Attorney issues, executor compensation and foreign estate limitations.
Examples of Jamie's experience in this area include:
Jamie's employment law practice includes advising employers of varying sizes, across all industry sectors, on a variety of issues including:
Examples of Jamie's employment litigation experience include the following reported decisions: