Craig O. Alcock

Practice Focus

  • Commercial and General Litigation
    • Craig has argued matters before all levels of Court in Alberta, including the Provincial Court, the Court of Queen's Bench and the Court of Appeal
    • Broad range of experience representing parties involved in complex commercial disputes, seismic data indemnity and transfer fee claims, tort claims, real property issues, commercial lease disputes and breach of contract claims
    • Intellectual property disputes in the Alberta and Federal Courts
    • Private corporation shareholder/officer/director disputes
    • Represents professional members and permit holders involved in complaint and disciplinary proceedings.
  • Energy Litigation 
    • Broad experience with a variety of oil and gas disputes for oil and gas clients, including contractual, joint venture, accounting, royalty, operator, and oil & gas operating agreement and lease interpretation disputes
  • Construction Litigation 
    • Acting for owners, general contractors and subcontractors in a variety of construction matters, including builders' lien claims, delay claims, Safety Code violations, prime consultant negligence cases and faulty workmanship claims
  • Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental Defence 
    • Extensive experience advising those industries at risk of accidents in the workplace, including responding to and reporting the circumstances surrounding accidents and fatalities
    • Extensive experience defending against prosecutions brought pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act including incidents involving service and drilling rigs, battery sites, pump jacks, explosions, and falls from height
    • Experienced with a variety of other quasi-criminal matters including charges under the Safety Code, Migratory Birds Convention Act and the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act
    • Experience with Workers' Compensation Act issues. 

Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Calgary, Juris Doctor, 2010
  • University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Arts, Criminology, 2003

Bar Admission

  • Alberta 2011

Professional Associations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association

Presentations

  • Presenter, Don’t learn Occupational Health and Safety Law by Accident, Association of Corporate Counsel of Alberta (ACC), November 2018
  • Presenter, Occupational Health & Safety Act Update, Client Seminar, March 2018
  • Presenter, Managing Urgent Events that Will Result in Litigation, Association of Corporate Counsel of Alberta (ACC), November 2017
  • Presenter, Occupational Health & Safety Obligations, Client Seminar, June 2017
  • Presenter, The Use of Experts in Construction Disputes, CBA Construction Law, Alberta South, February 2017
  • Presenter, Dealing with a Live Litigation Event, BD&P Client Litigation Seminar, December, 2016

Professional Involvement

  • Acting as mentor and principal to articling students

Military Service

  • Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, 1997 - 2007
  • Queen's Commission, 2003
  • Tours of Duty to Bosnia and Afghanistan
  • Awarded the Sacrifice Medal, South West Asia Service Medal, Former Yugoslavia Medal, Peacekeeping Service Medal and two Commander in Chief Unit Commendations