Greg Harding, Q.C.

Greg Harding, Q.C.: Attorney with Field Law
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Biography

As a long-time Edmonton member of the firm’s Litigation Group, Greg Harding has a wide-ranging, respected practice in both Alberta and the Northwest Territories. His clients likewise range from individuals and families; to corporations; to institutional and public sector clients, including government.

Clients seek Greg's help in areas of the law such as:

Estate disputes, including contested wills, will interpretation, powers of attorney, passing of accounts.
Post-secondary education matters for universities and colleges (for example, governance and policy, donations, trusts and endowments and student issues, including discipline and academic affairs).
Pension matters and issues in both the private and public sectors (for example, policy advice and opinion work and representation in contested matters).
Constitutional and Administrative law, including Charter of Rights and Human Rights and regulatory matters.
Commercial matters, including corporate and shareholder disputes, insurance issues and construction litigation.
These areas have Greg representing clients before a variety of boards and tribunals as well as in the courts. He also promotes and regularly participates in mediation, arbitration and dispute resolution procedures, including judicial dispute resolution.

Value to Clients

Greg draws on over 30 years of experience helping clients address problems through advice and negotiation and, where necessary, before the courts and administrative tribunals. Clients appreciate his responsive approach as well as his ability to quickly master facts and issues.
He is a team-player who puts an emphasis on being responsive to clients and those with whom he works. He also values what professionalism and civility can bring to the table in solving problems. As he puts it, having lawyers on each side who can effectively communicate with one another is typically of great benefit to clients -- particularly so in contentious matters or wherever there are strained relationships.
The client’s problem becomes our problem. Relying upon hard work, Greg seeks to put himself in the shoes of his clients, to effectively master the facts and issues, and to chart an effective path to resolution. In litigation matters, this typically means that Greg’s goal is not to get to court but, instead, to use the litigation process and associated measures as a way of arriving at practical and creative solutions.

Outside the Office

Complementing his appreciation for all things music , Greg and his wife are keen travelers -- be it trips afar or hitching-up their tear-drop RV for North American destinations. In either case, he will likely have packed his blues harmonica just in case an opportunity for an impromptu jam arises.

Recognition

Queen's Counsel
1996
Distinguished
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
2013, 2016 - 2017
Canadian Bar Association (National) - Douglas Miller Award
2003
Canadian Bar Association - Alberta Branch President's Award
1999

Community

Public Foundation for Art and Life
Director
2009 - Present
Edmonton Chamber of Commerce
Member
2010 - 2015
Alberta Court of Appeal Centennial Symposium
Chair, Dinner and CBA Program
2014 - 2014
Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice
Co-Chair, Ethics and Civility Program
2014 - 2014
Alberta Treasury Board and Finance Joint (AB-BC) Legal Consulative Committee
Committee Member
Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice
Co-Chair, Annual Conference The Courts and Beyond
2012 - 2012
University of Alberta
Member, Law Campaigns Kick-Off Gala Committee
1995 & 2008 - 1995 & 2008
Canadian Bar Association Alberta
Mid-Winter Meeting Committees
1995 - 2003
Canadian Bar Association (National)
Annual Conference Chair
1999 - 1999
Wills Week Steering Committee
Member
1996 - 1998
Canadian Bar Association, Law Day
Volunteer
1993 - 1994
Canadian Bar Association Alberta
Mid-Winter Meeting Chair
1993 - 1993
Inclusion Conference Making it Work Together
Lecturer
1991 - 1991
Joint Law Society & CBA Annual Meetings
Substantive Program Chair
1988 & 1989 - 1988 & 1989
Aldergrove Community League
Member, Playground Committee
1984 - 1986

Experience

Wybee Developments Ltd. v. First Investors Corporation, 1986 CanLII 1770 (AB QB), Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench

Jane Doe v. Alberta (Deputy Minister of Executive Council), 2016 ABQB 135, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Doe v. Alberta, 2014 ABCA 246, Alberta Court of Appeal

Sullivan v Golden Intercapital (GIC) Investments Corp, 2014 ABQB 212, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Dalla Lana v University of Alberta, 2013 ABCA 327, Alberta Court of Appeal

Pridgen v. University of Calgary, 2012 ABCA 139, Alberta Court of Appeal

Dalla Lana v. University of Alberta, 2012 ABQB 97, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Lana v. University of Alberta, 2012 ABQB 97, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Holowa Estate, 2011 ABQB 23, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Taubner Estate (Re), 2010 ABQB 60, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Trang v. Alberta (Edmonton Remand Centre), 2010 ABQB 6, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Trang v. Alberta (Edmonton Remand Centre), 2010 ABQB 6, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Lac La Biche (County) v. Bochkarev, 2009 ABQB 400, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Alberta Federation of Labour et al v. Alberta (Minister of Finance) et al, 2008 ABQB 274, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Domke v. AECB, 2008 ABCA 232, Alberta Court of Appeal

Kelly v. Alberta (Energy and Utilities Board), 2008 ABCA 52, Alberta Court of Alberta

Ms. R. v. Mr. W., 2006 ABQB 819, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Trang v. Alberta (Edmonton Remand Centre), 2004 ABQB 432, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Gibbs v. City of Edmonton, 2003 ABCA 138, Alberta Court of Appeal

Scozzfava v. Prosperi, 2003 ABQB 248, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Trang v. Alberta (Director of the Edmonton Remand Centre), 2001 A.J. No. 1360, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Doherty v. Berry Estate, 1999 ABQB 312, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Anderson v. Twin Rivers School, (1994) 25 Admin. L.R. (201) 20, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Dickason v. University of Alberta, [1992] 2 S.C.R. 1103, Supreme Court of Canada

Canadian National Railway Company v. Volker Stevin Contracting Ltd., (1991) 48 C.L.R. 134, Alberta Court of Appeal

News + Views + Events

June 2017
“Fiduciary Duty” as an Ingredient of the Pension “Melange”
Presentations
February 2017
Pension Potpourri
Presentations
September 2013
Pridgen v. University of Calgary: Reflections on the Application of the Charter
July 2012
Pridgen v. University of Calgary, 2012 ABCA 139
May 2009
The Duty to Accommodate in Academic Institutions and Writing Reasons for Administrative Decisions
2007
Pensions and Benefits - Legal Review and Update
November 2006
Tis the Season for (Responsible) Social Hosting
July 2006
Professional Association: Defined
April 2006
Case Law Update - Young v. Bella
November 2005
Judicial Review of University Administrative Tribunals
Co-Author: Katie Reese
July 2005
The Basic Steps of a Lawsuit
October 2002
From the Legal Archives
2000
Pension Benefits Course

Client Stories

Winning an intra-family claim

Our client: Greg Harding's client was the spouse of the deceased. A challenge was made to her ability to change her own will after the death of her husband.
Our Approach: Family tensions were high and a negotiated resolution was proving challenging. This was a circumstance where Greg concluded it was necessary to get the parties to court for a ruling, as effectively and efficiently as possible -- so as to give all parties “their day in court”.
The Result: His client prevailed and especially valued being backstopped by a court ruling to assist her with future family dealings.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Labour + Employment
  • Government
  • Education
  • Litigation
  • Estate / Trust Litigation + Dispute Resolution
  • Construction

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
780 423 7636  Phone
780 428 9329  Fax
www.fieldlaw.com
University Attended:
University of Alberta, Bachelor of Arts, 1979
Law School Attended:
University of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws, 1982
Year of First admission:
1983
Admission:
1983, Alberta; 2011, Northwest Territories
Memberships:

Professional

Canadian Pensions and Benefits Institute (CPBI)
Member
2002-Present
Canadian Forum on Civil Justice
Member
1999-Present
Centre for Constitutional Studies
Associate Member
1990-Present
Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ), Advisory Board
Member
2009-2015
Canadian Bar Financial Corporation (CBAF), Board of Directors
President
2009-2011
Canadian Lawyers Insurance Association (CLIA), Advisory Board
Member
2005-2009
Canadian Bar Insurance Association
President
2005 - 2007
Canadian Bar Insurance Association (CBIA), Board of Directors
Officer
1997-2007
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Executive Committee
Officer
1990 - 1999

Reported Cases:
Reported Cases: Calder v. Alberta 2017 ABQB 162 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2017; Jane Doe v. Alberta (Deputy Minister of Executive Council) 2016 ABQB 135 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2016; Doe v. Alberta 2014 ABCA 246 Alberta Court of Appeal 2014; Sullivan v Golden Intercapital (GIC) Investments Corp 2014 ABQB 212 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2014; Dalla Lana v University of Alberta 2013 ABCA 327 Alberta Court of Appeal 2013; Pridgen v. University of Calgary 2012 ABCA 139 Alberta Court of Appeal 2013; Lana v. University of Alberta 2012 ABQB 97 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2012; Dalla Lana v. University of Alberta 2012 ABQB 97 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2012; Holowa Estate 2011 ABQB 23 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2011; Taubner Estate (Re) 2010 ABQB 60 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2010; Trang v. Alberta (Edmonton Remand Centre) 2010 ABQB 6 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2010; Lac La Biche (County) v. Bochkarev 2009 ABQB 400 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2009; Alberta Federation of Labour et al v. Alberta (Minister of Finance) et al 2008 ABQB 274 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2008; Kelly v. Alberta (Energy and Utilities Board) 2008 ABCA 52 Alberta Court of Alberta 2008; Domke v. AECB 2008 ABCA 232 Alberta Court of Appeal 2008; Ms. R. v. Mr. W. 2006 ABQB 819 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2006; Munoz v. Alberta (Edmonton Remand Centre) 2004 ABQB 769 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2004; Trang v. Alberta (Edmonton Remand Centre) 2004 ABQB 432 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2004; Scozzfava v. Prosperi 2003 ABQB 248 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2003; Gibbs v. City of Edmonton 2003 ABCA 138 Alberta Court of Appeal 2003; Trang v. Alberta (Director of the Edmonton Remand Centre) 2001 A.J. No. 1360 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2001; Doherty v. Berry Estate 1999 ABQB 312 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1999; Anderson v. Twin Rivers School (1994) 25 Admin. L.R. (201) 20 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1994; Dickason v. University of Alberta [1992] 2 S.C.R. 1103 Supreme Court of Canada 1992; Canadian National Railway Company v. Volker Stevin Contracting Ltd. (1991) 48 C.L.R. 134 Alberta Court of Appeal 1991; Student's Union University of Alberta v. University of Alberta [1990] A.J. No. 122 Alberta Court of Appeal 1990; Students' Union, University of Alberta v. University of Alberta [1988] A.J. No. 840 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1988; Wybee Developments Ltd. v. First Investors Corporation 1986 CanLII 1770 (AB QB) Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1986
ISLN:
906700820

Peer Reviews

  • 4.2/5.0 (6)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.3/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.2/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.2/5.0
  • Communication

    4.2/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.3/5.0
  • Greg Harding, Q.C.

    4.6/5.0 by a Partner on 05/04/10 in Commercial Litigation on 05/04/10

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0
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  • Greg Harding, Q.C.

    4.0/5.0 by a Associate on 02/26/13 in Litigation on 02/26/13

    • Legal Knowledge

      4.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.0/5.0
    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      4.0/5.0
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  • Greg Harding, Q.C.

    4.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 05/20/10 in Civil Litigation on 05/20/10

    • Legal Knowledge

      4.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.0/5.0
    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      4.0/5.0
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  • Greg Harding, Q.C.

    4.0/5.0 by a Partner on 05/12/10 in Commercial Litigation on 05/12/10

    • Legal Knowledge

      4.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.0/5.0
    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      4.0/5.0
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  • Greg Harding, Q.C.

    3.8/5.0 by a Partner on 05/04/10 in Civil Litigation on 05/04/10

    • Legal Knowledge

      4.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      3.0/5.0
    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      4.0/5.0
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  • Greg Harding, Q.C.

    3.6/5.0 by a Partner on 05/04/10 in Civil Litigation on 05/04/10

    • Legal Knowledge

      4.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      3.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      3.0/5.0
    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      4.0/5.0
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