Field Law - Edmonton Calgary Yellowknife

Firm Announcements

April 2017
Field Law Supports Pay-it-Forward Ideas of Local Organizations and Community Causes with $75,000

Field Law, a western and northern regional law firm, is excited to announce the launch of its 5th annual Field Law Community Fund Program (the Program). The Program supports local initiatives and causes within communities in Northern and Southern Alberta and the Northwest Territories. In 2017, the Program will donate $75,000 across all three regions....

Taking Off: Drone Law in Canada
What You Need to Know to (Legally) Operate a Drone

Did you know that people operating drones are considered pilots of aircraft? Or that the Canadian drone market is estimated to be worth between $100-$260 million by 2024? How about the fact that more than 300 Canadian companies fall within the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle sector?...

Upcoming Presentations

June 15, 2017
"Fiduciary Duty" as an Ingredient of the Pension "Mélange"

Greg Harding, Taylor Woolsey

Field Law has an extensive client base in the surety industry and a substantial practice in surety law. Our knowledge and extensive experience in surety matters allows us to provide timely, practical and cost effective advice to our clients in this area.

In addition to being involved in some of the most high profile and leading cases in surety law, our team of lawyers has gained in-depth experience instructing in the field, conducting seminars and writing articles on surety issues. We also keep our clients well informed by providing regular updates on changes, development and practices within the industry.

Field Law assists surety clients in several areas of the surety industry including:

  • Preparing and revising standard forms of indemnity agreements and other bonding documents
  • Obtaining additional or alternate security from principals and indemnitors
  • Assisting in investigations of potential or actual defaults on bonded contracts
  • Negotiating and preparing security and other arrangements for financing to complete bonded projects
  • Assisting in arrangements for completion of bonded contracts, including preparation of contract take-over and completion contracts
  • Securing and recovering contract funds and other security held by the surety from project owners and third parties
  • Settling, arbitrating or litigating disputed claims and disputes with third parties over priority to contract funds
  • Recovering from indemnitors under indemnity agreements or other security
  • Recovery of misappropriated funds in subrogated claims under fidelity bonds
  • Providing opinions on coverage and defending claims on fidelity and miscellaneous bonds as well as construction bonds