Partner announcement

Bennett Jones congratulates new partner Laura Gill

April 21, 2016

Bennett Jones is pleased to welcome Laura M. Gill to the partnership.

Laura is called to the bar in Alberta and British Columbia and specializes in litigation involving the oil and gas industry, First Nations issues, and environmental matters including contaminated sites. She represents clients and litigates issues in a wide range of commercial matters including complex breach of contract claims and shareholder disputes.

Laura’s energy industry experience includes litigating disputes involving leases, right-of-way agreements, ownership stakes, royalties, gas supply contracts, farmout agreements, and CAPL operating agreements. Laura advises clients regularly on First Nations issues in the context of resource development such as consultation, Aboriginal rights and title, and treaty rights and has acted on litigation matters involving the duty to consult and Aboriginal rights and title claims. Laura also deals with appeals and judicial review proceedings following decisions of regulatory bodies.

Laura has argued cases in all levels of court in Alberta and British Columbia, and has experience in alternate dispute resolution including mediation. She actively writes and speaks on energy litigation and Aboriginal law matters. She is also a member of the executive of the Canadian Bar Association, Natural Resources Section – Alberta South.

Prior to joining Bennett Jones, Laura practised in Vancouver, British Columbia, and was a judicial law clerk at the British Columbia Supreme Court. She continues to act on litigation matters in British Columbia.

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Laura M. Gill

Bennett Jones LLP

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University of Alberta

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