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Barry R. Crump


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Osgoode Hall Law School, Bachelor of Laws, 1980

Middlebury College, Vermont, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and History, 1977

Bar Admission: Alberta 1981
Construction, Financial services, Oil and gas, Real estate, Start-up and early-stage companies
Practice areas:
Commercial arbitration, Construction litigation, Energy litigation, Estate litigation, Mediation, Litigation and dispute resolution, Securities litigation, Tax litigation


Barry has been primary counsel in over 70 reported decisions before the Alberta Courts, the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Barry’s focus is on:

  • Tort and contract claims
  • Construction litigation
  • Insolvency and receivership litigation  
  • Energy litigation
  • Securities litigation
  • Tax litigation

Professional history

Barry has been a Partner at BD&P since 1987. He joined the firm in 1984 through its merger with Homme Baker and practiced with Homme Baker, Barristers & Solicitors from 1981 to 1984.

Professional involvement

Barry served as the Past Chair for National Law Day, the Alberta Law Day Committee and the Calgary Law Day Committee. He also was an instructor at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law.

Professional associations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association
  • Past Member, Canadian Bar Association Insurance Committee
  • Past Member, National Council of the Canadian Bar Association

Representative work

Deans Knight Income Corporation appeal to Supreme Court of Canada

Appeared at Supreme Court of Canada in precedent-setting tax case, Deans Knight Income Corporation v. His Majesty the King.  This high-profile dispute asked whether the general anti-avoidance rule in the Income Tax Act could apply to nullify a company's losses after it underwent a recapitalization and restart transaction.  With a taxpayer win at the Tax Court of Canada, which was subsequently overturned by the Federal Court of Appeal, the taxpayer appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada.  The appeal was heard on November 2, 2022. 


Recent honours and recognition

Named as a Litigation Star in Benchmark Litigation Canada (2023)

Named as a Litigation Star in Benchmark Litigation Canada in the areas of insurance, securities and tax (2019 – 2022)