What Is Litigation?

Litigation involves the enforcement of private rights in courts of law or before administrative tribunals. In Alberta, courts of law include: the Provincial Court of Alberta, Civil Division, the Court of Queen's Bench, the Alberta Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, and the Tax Court of Canada. Some common administrative tribunals would include: the Workers' Compensation Board and Subdivision and Development Appeal Boards.

Litigation is often broken down into sub-categories, including the following:

  • Corporate/commercial litigation
  • Construction litigation
  • Matrimonial and family law litigation
  • Administrative law litigation including immigration 
  • Personal injury litigation
  • Real estate litigation
  • Insurance litigation
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency
  • Banking and lender liability litigation
  • Criminal law
  • Oil and gas, energy and natural resources litigation expropriation
  • Wrongful dismissal
  • Agricultural litigation

Common grounds for litigation include:

  • Breach of contract
  • Negligence
  • Misrepresentation
  • Personal injury
  • Property damage
  • Separation
  • Divorce
  • Wrongful dismissal
  • Breach of fiduciary duties
  • Trespass
  • Unjust enrichment
  • Enforcement of security interests
  • Enforcement of liens
  • Debt collection
  • Enforcement of statutory rights

We would be please to assist you with any litigation matters that you may become involved with.

Contact one of our Litigation Lawyers