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Alison Scott

Associate

403.260.5733
ascott@bdplaw.com
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Education:
University of Alberta, Juris Doctor, 2014

University of Guelph, Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (Honours), 2011

Bar admission: Alberta 2015
Practice areas:
Class actions, Commercial arbitration, Construction litigation, Energy litigation, Litigation and dispute resolution

Experience

Alison's focus is on:

Commercial and general litigation

  • Has experience in a wide range of individual and corporate disputes, including contractual disputes, insurance matters, tort-based claims including breaches of trust and fiduciary duties, commercial and residential tenancy matters, patent infringement, improper corporate governance and director and officer liability

Energy litigation

  • Has experience in energy-related matters for clients, including royalty, operator/non-operator, drilling, pipeline and oil and gas facility disputes

Construction litigation

  • Has experience in assisting owners, contractors, and subcontractors with general construction disputes, including delay, impact, and cost claims and faulty workmanship

Court and arbitration experience

  • Has appeared in arbitrations and at all levels of Court in Alberta representing clients in a wide range of matters
  • Has experience in commercial arbitrations in Alberta

Recent cases

Counsel in a successful leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of Peace River Hydro Partners, in Peace River Hydro Partners, et al. v. Petrowest Corporation, et al., a case which involves the question of whether a receiver can disclaim an arbitration clause while still enforcing the underlying contract
Counsel to a Canadian corporation in obtaining judgment on appeal against a director personally for corporate oppression 2020 ABCA 154

Community involvement

Alison volunteers for AMICUS and CCDC at the Calgary Courts Centre.

Languages

Alison is also French (proficient) and Cantonese (conversational).

Professional involvement

Professional associations

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