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Biography

Prior to attending Law School, Bryan enjoyed a 15-year career in the psychology field as a youth and family counselor with Hull Child & Family Services. After obtaining his law degree in 2000, Bryan articled with both the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and the Court of Appeal of Alberta, before joining Carbert Waite LLP as an associate in 2001.

For the past 16 years Bryan has made employment law a focus of his practice. He has advised and represented both employers and employees on a broad range of employment law and related matters, including with respect to legislation compliance, workplace policies, investigations, employee misconduct, performance management, disability claims, human rights complaints, privacy and access to information disputes, tribunal proceedings, terminations, wrongful dismissal claims, settlement negotiations and court actions.

Bryan is also experienced in advising and representing clients, including corporations, healthcare institutions and individuals, in wide variety of commercial, insurance and estate litigation matters.

Bryan has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta and the Federal Court of Canada.

Education

  • Brock University
    (B.A., 1982)
  • University of Calgary
    (LL.B., 2000)

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of Alberta (2001)
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association

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Alberta Court of Appeal Settles Test for Summary Judgment…For Now?

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In the recently released Weir-Jones Technical Services Incorporated v Purolator Courier Ltd, 2019 ABCA 49, a five-member panel of the Court of Appeal of Alberta has now (in a 4-1 decision) purported to settle the test for summary judgment under rule 7.3 of the Rules of Court.

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