Peter Banks is a partner in BLG's Construction Group and represents clients in a broad range of litigation matters in court and in arbitrations.
Peter practices construction litigation and acts on behalf of owners, contractors, and subcontractors in disputes arising from large scale construction and engineering projects. These cases include significant multimillion dollar claims involving breach of contract, deficiency claims, delay claims, liquidated damages claims, warranty and tendering issues.
He has also acted in significant cases involving commercial disputes, constitutional issues, shareholder disputes, injunctions, and publication bans.
Peter has experience before the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. He clerked for Mr. Justice Major at the Supreme Court of Canada, and has since appeared as counsel at the Supreme Court on three significant cases, including one of the leading cases in Canada on the law of tendering.
He graduated from the University of Alberta as the gold medallist and the University of Oxford.
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•Scout Leader, 1st Okotoks Scouts
•Past Cub and Beaver Scout Leader, 1st Okotoks Scouts
Publications & Presentations
•Regular Contributor, Stevenson & Cote Alberta Civil Procedure Handbook (Juriliber)
•Presenter, International Arbitration, University of Calgary Faculty of Law Lecture
•Presenter, Update on the Law of Tendering - Last 5 Years of SCC Treatment and Outstanding Current Issues, Canadian Bar Association
•Co-Presenter, Updates on the Law of Tendering, Canadian Bar Association, Edmonton
Rankings & Recognitions
•Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada “Litigation Lawyer to Watch”
•Lexpert's Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40
•Member, Law Society of Alberta
•Member, Canadian Bar Association
•Member, Calgary Bar Association
•Honorary Member, COMBAR Commercial Bar Association (England)
•Past member, the Alberta Law Review
•Volunteer Cub Scout Leader, 1st Okotoks Scouts, 2013 - present
•Volunteer Beaver Leader, 1st Okotoks Scouts, 2012 - 2013