Geoffrey Hope

Geoffrey Hope: Attorney with Field Law
  • Partner at Field Law (125 Attorneys)
  • 2500 - 10175 101 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5J 0H3
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Biography

Geoff Hope focuses his practice on labour and employment and general litigation matters for clients throughout Alberta. Employers of all sizes in the public and private sector and across a wide variety of industries rely on Geoff to provide strategic advice and representation in managing all aspects of their employment relationships, including discipline matters, terminations, accommodation, corporate policy and competition issues. He represents employers before the Labour Relations Board, in labour arbitrations, before all levels of court and before the Alberta Human Rights Commission. Geoff also has deep experience in conducting workplace investigations on behalf of employers.

In addition, Geoff serves as a legal advisor for health services, law enforcement and a variety of higher education institutions, including Canada’s second-largest university, in matters involving institutional policy, labour relations, human rights, contract matters, employment issues and administrative practice and procedure.

In his general litigation practice, Geoff focuses on commercial lawsuits and arbitrations, various contractual, business and shareholder disputes, product liability litigation, construction disputes and professional negligence claims.

Geoff serves on the firm's Executive Committee and is the former chair of the Labour & Employment and Litigation Practice Groups in the firm’s Edmonton office.

Value to Clients

Geoff provides clients with candid, timely and practical advice. “To help clients solve and avoid problems, I strongly believe that you need to understand what makes their organization tick and what drives their culture. This focus helps create constructive and cost-effective options that are tailored to the client.”

Experience

Edmonton Police Association v Edmonton (City), 2017 ABCA 355

Lee v. Alberta (Labour Relations Board), 2017 ABQB 482, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

University of Alberta Non-Academic Staff Association affecting University of Alberta, 2016 CanLII 72742 (AB LRB), Alberta Labour Relations Board

Swist v. Edmonton (City), 2016 CanLII 64044 (AB LRB), Alberta Labour Relations Board

Lee v. Boyd, 2015 ABQB 426, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

1115038 Alberta Ltd. V 1163256 Alberta Ltd., 2012 ABQB 334, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

383501 Alberta Ltd. (Val Brig Equipment Sales) v. Phoenix Co. Ltd., 2012 ABQB 461, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

InnerSense International Inc. v. University of Alberta, [2007] A.J. No. 270, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Angle v. LaPierre, [2006] A.J. No. 304, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Angle v. LaPierre, [2006] A.J. No. 618, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

I.C. Farms Ltd. V. Hironaka, [2005] A.J. No. 103, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Stasiuk v. Boisvert, [2005] A.J. No. 1453, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Oxford Development Group Inc. v. 772288 Alberta Ltd., [2002] A.J. No. 10, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

News + Views + Events

May/June 2017
Marijuana in the Workplace
Seminars
February 2017
Alberta Law Clarified on Scope of Good Faith in Contract and Incentive Pay Eligibility
May 2015
Workforce Strategies During the Economic Downturn
March 2014
2013 Year in Review
January 2014
You Compete Me - Will the Courts Love Your Company’s Restrictive Covenants for Employees as Much as You Do?
July 2013
If The Whistle Sounds, Is a Penalty Coming? - Alberta's New Whistleblower Legislation
Winter 2010
Limits on Damage Awards: The Alberta Court of Appeal Weighs In
Economic Downturn Special Edition
Considerations for Revising Employment Contracts As An Alternative to Terminations
Spring 2002
Restrictive Covenants
2002
Provincial Court - Civil Division - How to Manage Your Claim

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Labour + Employment
  • Government
  • Education
  • Law Enforcement
  • Litigation
  • Construction
  • Insurance
  • Corporate + Business Disputes
  • Products Liability
  • Builders' Liens

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
780 423 9585  Phone
780 428 9329  Fax
www.fieldlaw.com
University Attended:
University of Alberta, Bachelor of Arts, with Honours, 1997
Law School Attended:
University of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws, 2000
Year of First admission:
2001
Admission:
2001, Alberta
Memberships:

Professional Associations

Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Civil Litigation Section (North) Member
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Labour and Employment Law Section (North) Member
Edmonton Bar Association Member
Law Society of Alberta Member

Languages:
French
Reported Cases:
Reported Cases: The reported cases below belong to Geoffrey and are representative of Geoffrey's experience. Lee v. Boyd 2015 ABQB 426 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2015; 383501 Alberta Ltd. (Val Brig Equipment Sales) v. Phoenix Co. Ltd. 2012 ABQB 461 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2012; 1115038 Alberta Ltd. V 1163256 Alberta Ltd. 2012 ABQB 334 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2012; InnerSense International Inc. v. University of Alberta [2007] A.J. No. 270 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2007; Angle v. LaPierre [2006] A.J. No. 618 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2006; Angle v. LaPierre [2006] A.J. No. 304 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2006; Stasiuk v. Boisvert [2005] A.J. No. 1453 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2005; I.C. Farms Ltd. V. Hironaka [2005] A.J. No. 103 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2005; Oxford Development Group Inc. v. 772288 Alberta Ltd. [2002] A.J. No. 10 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2002; Dow Chemical Canada Inc. v. Sumcon Waterproofing Ltd. [1989] A.J. No. 753 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1989; SILLS et al. v. COX's ESTATE and COX [1983] A.J. No. 979 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1983
ISLN:
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