Field Law

Field Law

November 08, 2013 10:00 ET

Field Law Welcomes Prominent Calgary Mediation Practice

Respected founder and retired judge joins Field Law team as consultant

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Nov. 8, 2013) - Field Law, a regional law firm with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife, is pleased to welcome Resolution Associates, a trusted and respected family mediation and arbitration practice based out of Calgary.

Resolution Associates, founded by Judge Michael Porter (retired) in 1998, was created to provide alternative dispute resolution (ADR) as a way to provide options to prevent litigation and to help clients achieve solutions quickly, affordably and amicably. He was seeking to retire and transfer his long-tenured business when Field Law negotiated an agreement to transition the business into Field Law's current ADR group and over to Ian MacDonald, Q.C., C. Med., of Field Law.

Since his admission to the Alberta Bar, Ian has concentrated his practice in litigation and dispute resolution for both plaintiffs and defendants. Ian is recognized as a leader in the mediation and arbitration field and received his accreditation as a Chartered Mediator in 2001. In addition to conducting a busy mediation and arbitration practice, he continues to be involved in the training of individuals wishing to develop or improve their negotiation and dispute resolution skills.

In his practice as a negotiator, litigator and mediator, he explores avenues of common interests with a view to finding a workable resolution of civil disputes and business issues. Ian's strength is getting to the heart of the issues quickly and finding effective solutions in a timely manner.

"We are honoured that Judge Porter selected us as his succession plan to his well-established ADR practice, and recognized our experience, professionalism and commitment to his current roster of clientele." said MacDonald.

Judge Porter joins the Field Law team as a consultant to ensure a professional transition for current clients.

"It's evident that Field Law is committed to the highest standards of professional excellence and client focused service," said Judge Porter. "Their ADR group is growing and gaining more recognition daily, and I am confident our new combination can help foster the growth and expansion of their services."

Field Law is proactive in finding the best fit alternatives to litigation. They offer a full range of alternatives to the traditional litigation process to allow clients the best opportunity to resolve disputes quickly and efficiently without unnecessary cost.

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About Field Law

Field Law is a western and northern regional law firm, recently voted as a Top 10 firm in Canada with offices in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. More than 120 lawyers work collaboratively to provide a wide variety of added value legal services to businesses and institutions in corporate and commercial matters, litigation and dispute resolution, Northern Aboriginal, labour and employment, insurance, occupational health and safety, privacy, professional regulatory and medical malpractice issues. Additionally the firm provides private services to individuals including estate planning services and real estate transactions. Field Law is a member of SCG Legal, a worldwide network of leading law firms connecting lawyers across the globe, allowing members to capitalize on the strength of a global network to help clients access trusted, dependable legal representation anywhere in the world their business takes them.

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