Greg Harding, Q.C.

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

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.

Greg 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.

As Greg says, 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 of Work

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.

Honours and Awards

Distinguished - Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement Martindale-Hubbell 2017
Canadian Bar Association (National) - Douglas Miller Award 2003
Canadian Bar Association - Alberta Branch President's Award 1999
Appointed Queen's Counsel 1996

Leadership and Executive

Volunteer, Pro Bono, and Community Organizations

Edmonton Chamber of Commerce Member 2010-2015
Public Foundation for Art and Life Director 2009-Present
Canadian Bar Association (National) Annual Conference Chair 1999
Canadian Bar Association Alberta Mid-Winter Meeting Chair 1993
Joint Law Society & CBA Annual Meetings Substantive Program Chair 1988 & 1899

Accolades

2017 - Distinguished - Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement
1996 - Appointed Queen's Counsel

Experience

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.

What follows is a recent assignment that illustrates Greg's go-to reputation for estate litigation:

Winning an intra-family claim

Our client: Greg'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 (8)

  • Litigation
  • Constitutional
  • Pensions and Benefits
  • Legislation Development and Policy
  • Education
  • Estate Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Construction
  • Administrative

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 Associations

Canadian Bar Financial Corporation (CBAF), Board of Directors President 2009-2011
Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ), Advisory Board Member 2009-2015
Canadian Bar Association Member 1983-Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Executive Committee President 1996-1997
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Executive Committee Officer 1990-1999
Canadian Bar Insurance Association (CBIA), Board of Directors President 2005-2007
Canadian Bar Insurance Association (CBIA), Board of Directors Director 1997-2009
Canadian Forum on Civil Justice Member 1999-Present
Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ) Member 2009-2015
Canadian Lawyers Insurance Association (CLIA), Advisory Board Member 2005-2009
Canadian Pensions and Benefits Institute (CPBI) Member 2002-Present
Centre for Constitutional Studies Associate Member 1990-Present

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
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      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
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      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
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      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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