The Supreme Court of Canada has said that “the expropriation of property is one of the ultimate exercises of governmental authority” (Dell Holdings Ltd. v Toronto Area Transit Operating Authority [1997] 1 SCR 32). We understand this, advising both land owners and expropriating authorities. We regularly represent clients at inquiries held under the Expropriation Act, and advance their cases at compensation hearings before the Land Compensation Board and trials in the Court of Queen’s Bench. Appearing in expropriation proceedings throughout the province, our lawyers have argued some of the key cases that inform expropriation law in Alberta.

Our lawyers sit on the executive of the Alberta Expropriation Association and are regular contributors to industry conferences and publications.