855 2nd St SW, Suite 4500, Bankers Hall E, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 2009 (BC); 2012 (AB)
Laura Gill has extensive commercial litigation experience, particularly with disputes involving the energy industry including environmental matters and First Nations issues. Laura has significant expertise in environmental disputes including commencing and defending contaminated sites claims in court and managing contractual rights and obligations in relation to environmental liabilities. She also advises clients on First Nations issues in the context of resource development such as consultation, Aboriginal rights and title, and treaty rights. Laura has argued cases in all levels of court in Alberta and British Columbia and has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada. She is recognized as "Repeatedly Recommended, Litigation — Corporate Commercial" by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, a "Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40" by Lexpert Magazine, one of Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers by the Lexpert/Globe and Mail's Report on Business Special Edition, and a "Future Star" in the Legal Media Groups Benchmark Litigation: Canada. Laura is the Chair of the Articling Liaison Committee, which oversees the Articling Program in Calgary. She practised commercial litigation in Vancouver, British Columbia, and was a judicial law clerk at the British Columbia Supreme Court.