Jay Guthrie, Q.C.

Jay Guthrie, Q.C.: Attorney with Field Law

Biography

Jay Guthrie has a civil litigation practice with primary emphasis on health care law. Jay's practice in the health law area involves the defence of professional malpractice actions involving staff, administration and boards of health care facilities. He also advises health care institutions with respect to medical-legal and hospital administration issues.

More specifically, Jay has provided representation and strategic advice to health care facilities upon the following issues:

•Representation in litigation, both in court and outside of the courtroom through various alternative dispute resolution mechanisms
•Representation of major active treatment hospitals at fatality and other inquiries
•Representation in meeting, hearing, and appeals involving medical staff disputes
•Medical staff issues, including the negotiation and formulation of medical staff bylaws and a review of medical staff privileges
•Clinical policy and practice opinions and immediate advice on day to day operational and administrative issues
•Assistance in the development formulation and review of local and regional policies and procedures
•Advice on risk management issues including the identification and assessment of clinical risks and the development of integrated loss prevention and quality improvement strategies
•Health governance and management issues
•The coordination of health delivery in various health care settings
•Periodic updating of Administration on emerging legislation and legal issues relevant to hospitals and health authorities
•Proactive advice and education on legislative developments and legal trend

Honours and Awards

Distinguished - Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement Martindale-Hubbell 2017
Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year - Personal Injury Litigation Best Lawyers 2017
Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year - Medical Negligence Best Lawyers 2015
Lexpert - Repeatedly Recommended in Medical Negligence - Represents Defendants Lexpert 2013-2016
Lexpert Leading Lawyer Lexpert 2011
Appointed Queen's Counsel 2009
Best Lawyers International Best Lawyers 2006 - 2017

Presentations

Past Presentations

The following is a list of presentations, seminars or speaking engagements previously given by Jay:

Tips on Charting: Guidelines for Accurate and Complete Charting of Adverse Events and Disclosure Discussions Covenant Health March 2010

Accolades

2017 - Distinguished - Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement
2017 - Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year - Personal Injury Litigation
2015 - Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year - Medical Negligence
2013-2016 - Lexpert - Repeatedly Recommended in Medical Negligence - Represents Defendants
2009 - Appointed Queen's Counsel
2006 - 2017 - Best Lawyers International

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Health Industry Services

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
780 423 7634  Phone
780 428 9329  Fax
www.fieldlaw.com
University Attended:
University of Alberta, Bachelor of Commerce, 1982
Law School Attended:
University of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws, 1985
Year of First admission:
1986
Admission:
1986, Alberta
Memberships:

Professional Associations

Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Health Law Section (North) Member
Edmonton Bar Association Member
Law Society of Alberta Member

Reported Cases:
Reported Cases: The reported cases below belong to Jay and are representative of Jay's experience. Nattrass v. Weber [2007] A.J. No. 1073 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2007; Phillip v. Whitecourt General Hospital [2004] A.J. No. 3 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2004; Yellowbird (Next friend of) v. Lytviak [1998] A.J. No. 372 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1998; Synott v. Royal Inland Hospital [1997] A.J. No. 1288 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1997; Brown (Next friend of) v. University of Alberta Hospital [1996] A.J. No. 238 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1996
ISLN:
906809165

Peer Reviews

  • 4.4/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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