Steve Robertson's practice includes advising and assisting physicians, commercial litigation, anti-fraud and anti-corruption advice. He appears before all levels of court in Alberta, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Competition Tribunal. Steve is the author of Alberta Civil Practice, now in its 2014 second edition.
Steve Robertson has nearly 20 years of experience in dealing with the legal aspects of Canada's health care system. Steve is a past chair of the Canadian Bar Association's National Health Law section, and was actively involved as member of the executive of that section, and of the Alberta Health Law section, for seven years. In that capacity he has provided input on behalf of the Canadian Bar Association to Health Canada on proposed health legislation.
Health professionals seek Steve's advice and assistance in responding to complaints and investigations by:
•The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta under the Health Professions Act;
•Alberta Health Services (Hospital administration) under the Medical Staff By-laws;
•Alberta Health Services (Billing Inquiries and audits);
•The Minister of Justice and Office of the Chief Medical Examiner;
•The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner;
•The Alberta Human Rights Commission.
Steve also assists physicians as counsel in civil actions for damages based on alleged medical negligence in the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench and the Alberta Court of Appeal; in seeking judicial review of decisions of ministers and government officials that affect physicians; in disputes relating to hospital privileges; in appearances before Fatality Inquiries under the Fatality Inquiries Act, and with compliance with the Health Professions Act, the Standards of Practice of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, the Health Information Act, the Alberta Human Rights Act, the Alberta Health Medical Staff By-laws, and the common law relating to medical negligence and informed consent.
Steve is the Treasurer of the Calgary Medical Legal Society.
Fraud and Corruption
Individuals and corporations who have been defrauded seek Steve's services in order to quickly locate and recover the stolen assets. He has experience investigating fraud and obtaining extraordinary court orders on an emergency basis to effect that recovery.
Steve advises clients on the implementation of Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act compliance and response to allegations of breaches of the Act, in which his experience with fraud investigation is directly relevant.
Steve is an associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and Secretary of the Calgary chapter of the A.C.F.E.
News & Events
• Steven Robertson Profiled in the Calgary Herald
June 21, 2013
In the Calgary Herald article, Law and Order, Steven Robertson's professional career is profiled and he comments on recent amendments to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act.
• ACFE - Calgary Chapter - October Seminar
October 24, 2012
Steve Robertson and Milos Barutciski present International Corruption Investigations at the morning session of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) seminar at the Calgary Elks Lodge & Golf Club in Calgary, AB.
• Steve Robertson Profiled in The Chapter Register
May 22, 2012
In the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner's (ACFE) newsletter, The Chapter Register , Steve Robertson is profiled. Steve is the Secretary of the Calgary Chapter Board.
• 2006, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
Steven T. Robertson , received a BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating
• Prison Sentence in Air India Bribery Scheme Sends Deterrent Message to Canadian Executives
May 25, 2014
On May 23, Nazir Karigar, an agent of Cryptometrics Canada Inc. (Cryptometrics), was sentenced to three years in federal prison under Canada's foreign bribery statute. Mr. Karigar was convicted last August of conspiring to pay approximately $450,000 to India's Minister of Civil Aviation and officials of Air India, a state-owned enterprise, in an attempt to win a multi-million dollar contract for Cryptometrics to supply security systems to Air India. Mr. Karigar was convicted largely on the evidence of another Cryptometrics executive, who was granted immunity from prosecution in exchange for his cooperation. Karigar had unsuccessfully attempted to negotiate immunity for himself, and instead became the focus of the prosecution.
• Alberta Civil Practice
Alberta Civil Practice by Steven T. Robertson is a manual that explains the practical application of the new Alberta Rules of Court (in force November 1, 2010), provides precedents for completion of the 50 prescribed forms, and is the successor to the former Alberta Court Forms publication.
• Canada Moves to Strengthen Anti-Bribery Legislation
February 05, 2013
On February 5, 2013, the government of Canada announced important amendments to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA). It is expected that the amendments, which are being introduced in the Senate, will be enacted by Parliament in a relatively short time with all-Party support.