Sharon Roberts

Sharon Roberts: Attorney with Field Law
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Biography

Sharon Roberts is a commercial litigator, arbitrator and occupational health and safety (OHS) lawyer helping businesses (and in some cases individuals) throughout Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan with contract review and analysis, shareholder and other commercial disputes and OHS advising and prosecution.

On the commercial litigation side, Sharon has represented business clients through corporate divorces where shareholder disputes are fraught with blame, suspicion, theft, forgery and fraud. Sharon assists clients with other contract disputes as well as construction contract interpretation, drafting and coordination. As part of her commercial litigation practice, Sharon also resolves intellectual property disputes brought in the Alberta and Federal Courts. Sharon has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta as well as the Federal Court, administrative tribunals and arbitration panels. She also clerked to a Justice of the Federal Court and Court Martial Court of Appeal in Ottawa.

Sharon’s experience includes working with oil and gas, construction, mining and real estate clients regarding contaminated lands and waterways, remediation, reclamation and related environmental matters.

She also works with Aboriginal business clients and has worked to resolve Aboriginal rights, titles and land claims before the Alberta and Federal Courts.

Sharon is a Qualified Arbitrator and assists parties in resolving disputes outside of court through the arbitration process.

In her OHS practice, Sharon balances issue identification, crisis management and investigation work with advice and program development to help clients identify and control hazards and prevent potential injuries and fatalities. She helps clients cope with the devastating effects of serious workplace accidents and navigate investigation processes and government demands. With the changing legal landscape in this area, Sharon is poised to help industries review and revise existing OHS frameworks and to guide organizations without existing OHS processes.

Sharon’s areas of practice include:

•Corporate and commercial litigation
•Construction disputes
•Construction contract review and revisions
•OHS planning and prevention
•OHS defense work
•Arbitration
•Environmental advising and litigation

Value to Clients

Sharon has a psychology background and her compassion and experience with mental health issues and developmental disabilities enable her to diffuse difficult situations and reduce her clients’ stress while resolving their legal issues.

I am an assertive litigator who tackles the most urgent priorities efficiently. I am responsive to clients and maintain an excellent level of client service.

Outside the Office

When Sharon is not working and volunteering, she is spending time with her family. She enjoys running, reading and writing.

Experience

Alberta v. Suncor Inc, 2017 ABCA 221, Alberta Court of Appeal
Alberta v. Suncor Energy Inc, 2016 ABQB 264
Koerner v. Capital Health Authority, 2011 ABCA 289, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench
Koerner v. Capital Health Authority, 2011 ABQB 462, Alberta Court of Queens Bench
Koerner v. Capital Health Authority, 2011 ABCA 146, Alberta Court of Appeal
Koerner v. Capital Health Authority, 2011 ABQB 191, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench
Koerner v. Capital Health Authority, 2011 ABCA 131, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench
RIC New Brunswick Inc. v. Telecommunications Research Laboratories, 2011 ABCA 10, Alberta Court of Appeal
Koerner v. Capital Health Authority, 2010 ABQB 761, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench
Koerner v. Capital Health Authority, 2010 ABQB 753, Alberta Coourt of Queen’s Bench
Koerner v. Capital Health Authority, 2010 ABQB 590, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench
Koerner v. Capital Health Authority, 2010 ABQB 518, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench
Koerner v. Capital Health Authority, 2010 ABQB 557, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench
RIC New Brunswick Inc. v. Telecommunications Research Laboratories, 2010 ABCA 227, Alberta Court of Appeal
Alberta Union of Provincial Employees v. United Nurses of Alberta, Local 168, 2009 ABCA 33, Alberta Court of Appeal
Canadian Western Bank v. 702348 Alberta Ltd., 2009 ABQB 271, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench
Hunter Financial Group Ltd. v. Maritime Life Assurance Company, 2008 ABQB 704, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench
Hunter Financial Group Ltd. v. Maritime Life Assurance Company, 2008 ABQB 787, Alberta
Hunter Financial Group Ltd. v. Maritime Life Assurance Company, 2007 ABQB 263, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench

Recognition

James Alexander Burgess Bryce Memorial Award
University of Alberta
2004
Bennett Jones Student Scholarship
University of Alberta
2001

Community

Edmonton Community Legal Centre
Volunteer
2002 - Present
Alberta Genealogical Society
Volunteer
2007 - Present
Alberta Lawyers Assistance Society
Director
2010 - Present
Pro Bono Law Alberta
Volunteer Lawyer
2012 - Present
Zoe’s Animal Rescue Society
Volunteer
2017 - Present

News + Views + Events

May 23, 2018
The New Alberta OHS Act: More Roles, More Obligations + Many More Pitfalls
Workshop
Join Field Law for a comprehensive half-day workshop that will prepare you for the upcoming changes to the OHS Act. On June 1, serious changes are coming to Alberta’s occupational health and safety law. Already an onerous regulatory regi...
April 12, 2018
Women in Leadership - 11th Edition
Conferences
Leading successfully in today’s environment
We live - and work - in a world, in professions, where notwithstanding the Me Too and Time’s Up movements, sexism and gender bias are alive and well. Now, more than ever, empowerment of women - and ownership by women - mat...
February 2018
Jail for OHS Offences? Yes - Even if the OHS Prosecutor Didn’t Ask For it!
Workwise Newsletter
January 2018
Field Law Announces Two Partners
Firm Welcomes Malkit Atwal and Sharon Roberts to its Partnership
EDMONTON - Field Law is pleased to introduce Malkit Atwal and Sharon Roberts as partners of the Firm. The addition of Malkit and Sharon to Field’s partnership is an emblem of the Firm’s growth in 2017, and its continued expansion and...
November 2017
Bill 30 Overhauls Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act
January - March 2016
Labour and Employment: 2015 Year in Review
February - March 2015
Labour and Employment: 2014 Year in Review
May 2014
Don’t Let this Happen to You: Recent Developments in Occupational Health & Safety Law
November 2004
Consumer Privacy and State Security: Losing our Balance
2003
Same Sex Unions: An Introduction

Client Stories

Resolving a complex shareholder dispute

•From 2012-2014 Sharon and her team were involved in a complex shareholder dispute involving allegations of forgery, fraud and corporate mismanagement of multiple businesses. Sharon’s team crafted a means of seizing control of the business and concluded the litigation out of court with her clients retaining ownership of the businesses.

Solution to urgent corporate lawsuit allegations

•In 2014-2015 Sharon acted for parties involved in a complex set of corporate lawsuits that included allegations of theft, fraud and civil conspiracy. Some of the litigation had been ongoing for years when the client retained Field Law on an urgent basis. Sharon had to make multiple emergency court applications, often without notice to the opposing parties, to trace and freeze funds. Her clients ultimately resolved the dispute and were able to restore their personal and professional reputations.

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Construction
  • Labour + Employment
  • Cannabis Law
  • Occupational Health + Safety
  • Litigation
  • Corporate + Business Disputes
  • Business
  • Real Estate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
780 423 9591  Phone
780 428 9329  Fax
www.fieldlaw.com
University Attended:
Simon Fraser University, Bachelor of Arts, with Distinction, 1993
Law School Attended:
University of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws, with Distinction, 2004
Year of First admission:
2006
Admission:
2006, Alberta
Languages:
Spanish
Reported Cases:
Reported Cases: Alberta v. Suncor Energy Inc. 2016 ABQB 264 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2016; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2011 ABQB 462 Alberta Court of Queens Bench 2011; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2011 ABQB 191 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2011; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2011 ABCA 289 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2011; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2011 ABCA 146 Alberta Court of Appeal 2011; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2011 ABCA 131 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2011; RIC New Brunswick Inc. v. Telecommunications Research Laboratories 2011 ABCA 10 Alberta Court of Appeal 2011; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2010 ABQB 761 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2010; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2010 ABQB 753 Alberta Coourt of Queen's Bench 2010; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2010 ABQB 590 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2010; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2010 ABQB 557 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2010; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2010 ABQB 518 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2010; RIC New Brunswick Inc. v. Telecommunications Research Laboratories 2010 ABCA 227 Alberta Court of Appeal 2010; Canadian Western Bank v. 702348 Alberta Ltd. 2009 ABQB 271 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2009; Alberta Union of Provincial Employees v. United Nurses of Alberta, Local 168 2009 ABCA 33 Alberta Court of Appeal 2009; Hunter Financial Group Ltd. v. Maritime Life Assurance Company 2008 ABQB 787 Alberta 2008; Hunter Financial Group Ltd. v. Maritime Life Assurance Company 2008 ABQB 704 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2008; Hunter Financial Group Ltd. v. Maritime Life Assurance Company 2007 ABQB 263 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2007
ISLN:
918826471

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