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Welcome to the home of our blogging lawyers. Here you will find information and insights on legal trends that we hope will bring clarity to your complex business and personal challenges.

Field Law is a 100+ year old business law firm serving western and northern Canada from offices in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The Firm offers a comprehensive range of legal and complementary services to businesses, institutions, governments and other organizations. Additionally the Firm provides private services to individuals including estate planning services and real estate transactions. One of Field Law’s core values is giving back to the communities it serves and is active in many community and charitable initiatives. The Field Law Community Fund Program was launched in 2013 and has so far provided $550,000 in funding to 96 local projects.

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This Just Tweeted… US Immigration Updates based on COVID-19

Whether you saw it as a tweet or during a press conference over the weekend, President Trump announced that all social distancing must continue for Americans for at least another month, if not longer. While this isn’t the first or last update on COVID-19 precautions from the President, there has been plenty of mixed messaging […] Read More
March 31, 2020

Contractors and COVID-19: How Far Must We (and Can We) Go to Meet OHS Obligations?

Much has been published in the last few weeks about the obligations of employers under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, SA 2017, c O-2.1 [OHSA] to ensure that work sites are safe and healthy (and we’ll have more to come about the obligation of employers to protect psychological health and safety during these uncertain […] Read More

A Question of Priorities (If You Want to Administer an Estate)

Appointing a personal representative is one of the first substantive things addressed in a Will and one of the key choices a person can make with respect to their estate plan. When a person dies without a will, someone must apply to the Court to obtain legal authority to administer the deceased’s Estate. In Alberta, […] Read More

The Force Majeure Hit List – 7 Things You Need to Know

The COVID-19 Pandemic has unprecedented and wide-spread impact on commercial obligations. Many business relationships are being disrupted or suspended, and many business deals are delayed or completely cancelled. The global lock-down has companies scrutinizing their rights and obligations, and turning to the back pages of their contracts to check if a force majeure provision is […] Read More

Construction Claims and COVID-19: What is Still Available?

The status of what businesses can remain open, in what capacity, and with access to whom, is ever-changing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. For ongoing construction projects, or those for which a party has recently performed work, it is important to remember which claims may be available, and to monitor submission deadlines and […] Read More
March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Impact on Immigration and Travel Ban

Less than a month ago, we wrote about business travellers who had their phones arbitrarily searched at the border. Two weeks ago, we wrote about travel insurance for those looking to travel for business or even (gasp) pleasure. Now, travellers themselves (never mind their phones) could be detained at the port of entry, fined, and […] Read More
March 24, 2020