Field Law - Edmonton Calgary Yellowknife

Firm Announcements


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?...


February 2017
Sandra Corbett, QC Awarded DRI Mary Massaron Award for the Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession

Field Law would like to congratulate Sandra Corbett on her selection as this year’s recipient of the DRI Mary Massaron Award for the Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession....


January 2017
Field Law Relocates Calgary and Edmonton Offices
Law firm accommodates growth of regional practice groups

Field Law has relocated offices in Calgary and Edmonton. Growth, diversification of services and expansion in strategic areas, including energy, are the key drivers of the office moves....


Upcoming Presentations


April 4, 2017
The Dollars and Sense of Safety
Banff

Steve Eichler


April 4, 2017
Safety Culture: Even Sentencing Judges Talk About It
Banff

Steve Eichler


The law of defamation protects a person's reputation against false and unfair statements and comments which lower him or her in the eyes of the community and cause personal hurt and embarrassment. Because the law of defamation puts limits on what one can say or publish, it requires a sensitive balance between competing social principles - privacy, personal dignity and protection of reputation on the one hand and freedom of expression, freedom of the media and democracy on the other.

As a result defamation is a complex and technical area of the law, with new rules and new interpretations of old rules emerging annually. Yet, at its root, defamation is about making sure what is said or published about others is fair.

Field Law maintains an active defamation practice representing both publishers and claimants. We provide pre-publication advice and post-publication representation to all kinds of media. At the same time we assist individuals and organizations who find themselves the target of offensive statements and campaigns. Because we act for both publishers and claimants, we offer careful comprehensive advice and effective representation with a clear understanding of both the law and the practicalities of reputation.