Kate Andrews
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9616

Kate practises commercial litigation across a range of industries, including construction, oil and gas, occupiers' liability, product liability, employment, insurance, and defamation and media law. She has represented clients in all levels of court in Alberta, as well as in the Federal Court and before administrative tribunals.

Kate joined Blakes in 2016, after clerking for the Honourable Madam Justice Marina Paperny at the Alberta Court of Appeal and practising for several years with a regional firm.


  • Acting on behalf of home builders in claims for breach of contract and deficiencies
  • Acting for contractors in claims by and against subcontractors for deficient work and breach of contract
  • Assisting in acting for condominium corporations against builders and contractors for building envelope failure
  • Defending contractors charged with violations of the Safety Codes Act
  • Providing advice to oil and gas clients on interpretation of contracts and Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen (CAPL) agreements
  • Assisting in defending a major media organization in a defamation action
  • Representing insurers and insured defendants in claims for personal injury
  • Acting for construction-industry employers in workers' compensation appeals in Alberta and British Columbia