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Allyson Hopkins

Allyson Hopkins
Allyson Hopkins Associate | Calgary
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Representative matters in which Allyson has been involved include:

  • Successfully representing an investment firm in a private commercial arbitration regarding allegations of breach of contract, fiduciary duty and negligence in the context of a margin account credit sell-out

  • Successfully representing a Canadian municipality in a four-week C$125-million private commercial arbitration regarding allegations of unlawful contract termination, delay, disruption and bad faith in the context of a significant public transportation project

  • Acting for a major investment banking and financial services firm in respect of a C$15-million finders’ fee dispute

  • Advising several major investment banking and financial services firms on claims concerning negligence and unsuitable and discretionary trading

  • Defending several major banks and investment dealers against allegations of conversion, negligence, breach of contract and breach of trust

  • Acting for oil and gas companies in relation to builders’ liens claims on large scale oil and gas developments

  • Acting for owners and developers with respect to construction delay claims, breach of contract and negligence

  • Acted for a pipeline company in claims arising from a line strike incident during the construction of a pipeline

  • Acting for commercial property developers in claims concerning allegations of negligence in the design and construction of commercial and residential developments

  • Appellate counsel defending a leave to appeal application for a wind farm project, for which leave was successfully denied (reported as Blair v Alberta (Utilities Commission), 2018 ABCA 438)

Awards & Recognition

Allyson is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publication:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada – 2022–2023 – Ones to Watch (Corporate and Commercial Litigation)
Professional Activities

Allyson is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, the Calgary Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association.

Allyson volunteers with the Civil Claims Duty Counsel Program and the Queen's Bench Amicus Program, where she provides pro bono legal advice to unrepresented litigants. She also volunteers with the Trans ID clinic, which provides pro bono legal services to assist trans individuals in updating their name and gender markers on government-issued identification.

Publications
Professional Appearances
  • Speaker: Builders' Liens in Alberta
    Blakes Business Class Webinar, November 3, 2021.
  • Speaker: Managing Risks in Tendering
    Blakes Business Class Webinar, October 20, 2021.
  • Speaker: Document Management in Disputes: Strategies for in-House Counsel
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, Calgary, Alberta, June 10, 2020.
Education

Admitted to the Alberta Bar – 2016
J.D. (First Class with Distinction), University of Alberta – 2015
BSc. Kinesiology (with Distinction), Simon Fraser University – 2012

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