Lily Nguyen: Attorney with Field Law
  • Associate at Field Law (125 Attorneys)
  • 2500 - 10175 101 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5J 0H3
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Lily Nguyen is an Edmonton-based lawyer practicing administrative law and general litigation with an emphasis in professional regulatory, human rights, appeal and judicial review work. She also practices in the area of class actions. Her clients include many regulatory colleges and institutions, to whom she provides comprehensive support as they navigate complex issues around compliance, registration, discipline, accreditation and employment standards issues.

Lily regularly represents clients before administrative tribunals and has appeared before the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, the Alberta Court of Appeal, the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. She has also represented clients on defending against applications for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Clients appreciate Lily’s collaborative approach and superior communication skills - honed during her time as an award-winning journalist and editor with some of Canada’s most-recognized daily publications, including the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and Edmonton Journal. This has helped Lily to develop excellent written advocacy abilities, which serve clients well across all levels of courts and tribunals.

When advising clients, Lily believes in practicing “preventative law” by identifying potential future issues before they develop.

Value to Clients

“As a lawyer, one of my responsibilities is to make things clear for my client - to distill complex, nuanced matters into plain language and draw their attention to the key issues so that decision makers can make an informed choice. To do this, I make sure that I gather all available facts and other information. My goal is to help my client put their best foot forward, and ultimately position them for success before the administrative tribunal or inside the court room, and beyond.”

Lily is a member of the Professional Regulatory group at Field Law, which regularly holds workshop and training seminars and has developed many video and other training tools relied upon by the regulated professions in Alberta. She has presented before many regulatory professionals and has developed and delivered a workshop seminar on legal risks for health professionals participating in Medical Assistance in Dying under recent Criminal Code amendments. Lily is also the editor of Field Law’s Perspectives for the Profession newsletter, which publishes 2-3 times a year.

Outside of Work

Whether she’s gardening, reading, or spending time with family, Lily always finds ways to keep herself busy outside of the office. Whenever possible, Lily likes to get to the mountains to perfect her downhill skiing technique.


Jason Lang Scholarship for Academic Achievement
Ticker Club Award (for business reporting)
National Newspaper Award Citation of Merit


Paradis Honey Ltd. v. Canada, 2015 FCA 89, Federal Court of Appeal

Gale v College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta, 2012 ABQB 702, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

News + Views + Events

January 2017
Case Summary: Third Party Accreditation
Perspectives for the Professions
January 2017
Case Summary: Test for Interim Conditions
Perspectives for the Professions
April 2016
Restoring the Balance: Lessons from the Human Rights Appeal of Mihaly v Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta 2016 ABQB 6
Perspectives for the Professions Newsletter
December 2015
How Not to Regulate the Profession: Findings of Discrimination at B.C. Veterinary Body Offers Cautionary Tale
June 2015
Merely a Witness? The Uncertain Rights of a Complainant in Disciplinary Proceedings
October 2014
Case Comments: Interpretation of Standards of Practice and Standard of Review
October 2014
Case Comments: Finality and Relitigation
May 2014
Complying with Notice Provisions
November 2013
Social Media and Policing: Employment and Operational Issues
September 2013
Did SCC Flip Flop on Finality?
May 2013
Informal Resolution of Complaints
November 2012
Round Table Discussion: Human Rights Issues for Regulators
September 2012
Round Table Discussion: Special Guest Peter Hourihan (Alberta Ombudsman)
June 2012
Professional Regulators Must Address Human Rights Issues: Burden or Blessing?

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Professional Regulatory
  • Litigation
  • Class Actions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
780 643 8766  Phone
780 428 9329  Fax
University Attended:
University of Alberta, Bachelor of Arts, Honors English, 1995; Carleton University, Master in Journalism, 1999
Law School Attended:
University of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws, 2010
Year of First admission:
2011, Alberta
Reported Cases:
Reported Cases: Al-Ghamdi v. Peace Country Health Region 2017 ABCA 31 Alberta Court of Appeal 2017; Paradis Honey Ltd. v. Canada 2015 FCA 89 Federal Court of Appeal 2015; Al-Ghamdi v Peace Country Health Region 2015 ABQB 155 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2015; Gale v College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta 2012 ABQB 702 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2012

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