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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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Immigration Update: What Changed Over the Summer?

It comes as no surprise that amidst all of the chaos and changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian and US immigration landscapes changed in many ways over the summer, both big and small. Processing of all types of immigration applications and travel has been exceptionally fluid and continues to be subject to unexpected […] Read More

Ministerial Order 009/2020 Expired: Condos Once More Required to Convene AGMs

On August 14, 2020, Ministerial Order 009/2020 expired, and there are no indications that it will be renewed or replaced. You can read the Service Alberta announcement here: Ministerial Order SA 009/2020 Expiry Notice Information Update from Service Alberta Among other things, the Ministerial Order, which came into force April 9, 2020, temporarily suspended requirements […] Read More
August 19, 2020

Working from Home: Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic

In March 2020, the world shifted and many employees had to adapt to working from home. Now several months on, many employees are hoping to make this arrangement permanent. Having your employees work from home may benefit and be feasible for some employers. However, if an employer plans on allowing working from home in the […] Read More

Upcoming Clarifications to Contractual Good Faith

Last December, the Supreme Court of Canada heard two appeals concerning contractual good faith issues. The first involved an appeal of the British Columbia decision Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District v. Wastech Services Ltd., 2019 BCCA 66. The second involved an appeal of the Ontario decision C.M. Callow Inc. v. Tammy Zollinger, 2018 ONCA […] Read More

8 Tips for When the Bank Calls

It is no secret that, due to COVID-19 and the collapse in oil prices that many companies in Alberta are in financial distress.  While lenders have generally cooperated during this period, business owners are now, with good reason, anxiously dreading the “call from the bank”.  However, that call does not have to mean the end […] Read More
July 21, 2020

Return to Play – Legal Considerations

As we begin to find a new normal and economies undergo the re-opening process, the return of amateur sports is now emerging on the horizon.  This is a happy development that will have a profound positive impact on the physical and mental health of all participants. As governing bodies grapple with safety protocols and scheduling, […] Read More