The Court of Queen’s Bench recently issued a Decision in Infiniti Homes Ltd v Gagnon, 2020 ABQB 691. In this Decision, Justice R.A. Graesser answered the question of what “Without Prejudice” on a letter means.   What does the term “without prejudice” mean legally? The Court confirmed that marking something as “without prejudice” is not…

With the COVID-19 vaccines rolling out across Canada, many employees are wondering if their employer can legally require them to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Currently, in Alberta, there is no legislation requiring employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19. However, this may change once the vaccine is made more widely available to the public. At this…

Ahlstrom Wright has been selected as The Best Business Law in Sherwood park by Quality Business Awards. This award is offered in recognition of businesses that achieve an average quality score of 95% or greater over the previous 12 months. For more information, visit the Quality Business Awards website.

On February 10, 2021, Adrianne VanderZalm was admitted to the Alberta Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor. Adrianne joined Ahlstrom Wright as an Articling Student in December 2019 and is pleased to continue on with Ahlstrom Wright as their newest lawyer. To know more about Adrianne VanderZalm, view her bio. Photos from Adrianne VanderZalm’s CBA…

The Alberta Government is currently reviewing and making changes to the auto insurance system and considering a shift to a “no-fault system.” Under a no-fault auto insurance system, each driver’s insurer covers all of their respective payouts for damages and injuries, with the intent of expediting the process of repair and resolution. Under a no-fault…

Both employers and employees have individual duties to accommodate each other during unique situations like the current COVID-19 pandemic. For example, employers cannot discriminate against employees who have family status—it could be considered a Human Rights Violation—and employees, with families who are dependent upon them, must still do their best to work with their employer…

New workplace rules were announced by the Alberta government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will remain in effect until the public health emergency subsides. These new rules include changes to temporary layoff durations, notice requirements, and termination. If you’re an employer or recently-terminated employee seeking legal guidance regarding the Alberta Employment Standards Code,…

In Alberta, Nunavut and the NWT, all car insurance policies have mandatory provisions dealing with treatment costs under Section B of each jurisdiction’s standard automobile policy. These provisions are known as Section B Benefits, and they are based on a no-fault concept. This means that it does not matter who is responsible for causing a…

RE: Keith Macey, Barrister and Solicitor May 3, 2020   I was in an automobile accident in 2018. I researched on line, to find a professional well reviewed lawyer to represent me. It took no time to see that Keith Macey was that lawyer. All reviews pointed to the kind of lawyer I was looking…

After a motor vehicle collision, you may be confused about your options. Hiring a personal injury lawyer can protect your rights and file a personal injury claim.