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Biography

Tory maintains a broad litigation practice in commercial litigation, and general civil litigation with a focus on health law, employment and human rights. Before joining Carbert Waite, Tory practiced insurance and commercial litigation at a regional law firm. Tory applies a pragmatic, results-driven approach to provide clients with efficient and effective solutions to complex litigation disputes. She has acted as counsel or assisted with matters before all three levels of court in Alberta.

Prior to law school, Tory received her Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Philosophy from Queen’s University. Tory obtained her law degree from the University of Kent in England, where she was awarded the Social Sciences Faculty Prize and a scholarship to pursue her Master of Laws in Medical Law and Ethics, for which she received first prize for Academic Excellence. While in law school, Tory volunteered as an Academic Mentor and Law Clinic Co-ordinator, and completed additional courses in Mediation and Negotiation.

Tory is actively involved with the Canadian Bar Association, currently serving as Co-Chair of the Young Lawyers Alberta (South) section, and Vice Chair for the Health Law section. She also enjoys volunteering for Civil Claims Duty Counsel, and as a Mentor to law students.

Education

  • Queen’s University (B.A. (Hons.), 2011)
  • University of Kent (LL.B., 2014)
  • University of Kent (LL.M., 2016)

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of Alberta (2017)
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Association of Women Lawyers
  • Advocates’ Society

Challenges Faced by Long-Term Care Facilities During COVID-19

June 5, 2020

Author: Tory Hibbitt Long-term care facility owners, managers, and operators are aware that COVID-19 has seriously impacted both residents and nurses at long-term care (“LTC”) facilities in Canada.  The management and limited supply of personal protective equipment (“PPE”) has resulted in nursing staff filing safety complaints. In a recent decision…

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Builders’ Liens – Not Always the Best Remedy

October 29, 2019

Builder’s Liens are remedies meant to protect the interests of general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, or anyone else who provides goods and services to improve lands (“Contractors”).

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Subcontractor Disputes under $50,000: Should I File a Builders’ Lien or Sue in Small Claims?

April 23, 2019

When it comes to construction projects, things don’t always go according to plan. This is especially true for residential property renovations. Unhappy customers often withhold payment, which is why contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and labourers can file a builders’ lien to get paid for the work they have done. By registering…

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A.H. v. Fraser Health Authority: Issues of Unlawful Detainment

March 5, 2019

In the recent decision, A.H. v. Fraser Health Authority 2019 BCSC 227, the Supreme Court of British Columbia affirmed the primacy of liberty and autonomy of vulnerable patients, and held that the unlawful detainment of a 39 year old woman violated of her ss. 7, 9, and 10 rights protected…

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